Buckeyes’ Keita Bates-Diop earns Player of the Week award for fourth time this season; Gophers’ Isaiah Washington named Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

F – Jr. – 6-7 – Normal, Ill. – University High

Averaged 24 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and went 15-of-29 (.517) from the field in two wins last week

Scored a career-high 35 points and notched career highs in free throw makes (13) and attempts (15) in a 75-67 win vs. Illinois

Started the week with a double-double performance (13 points, 13 rebounds) to go with four blocks in a 71-56 win vs. Indiana

Went 16-of-19 (.842) from the free throw line for the week

Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Jan. 15, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Isaiah Washington, Minnesota

G – 6-1 – Harlem, N.Y. – St. Raymond’s

Averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and went 17-of-31 (.548) from the field last week

Set new career highs for points scored in back-to-back games last week with 15 points vs. Iowa and 26 points vs. Michigan

Added seven assists, a rebound and a steal vs. Iowa

Grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists and went 11-of-16 (.688) from the floor vs. Michigan

Went 6-for-6 from the free throw line for the week

Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Amir Coffey (Jan. 19, 2017)