Big Ten Players of the Week (1/3)


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Aug 29, 2004

Player of the Week
Keegan Murray, Iowa
F – So. – 6-8 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Prairie/DME Sports Academy (FL)

  • Scored 29 points and added 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in a 92-71 win over Western Illinois
  • Registered his third double-double of the season
  • Earns his third Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Keegan Murray (Dec. 20, 2021)
Freshman of the Week
Malaki Branham, Ohio State
G – 6-5 – Columbus, Ohio – St. Vincent-St. Mary's

  • Scored 35 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists in an 87-79 overtime win over Nebraska
  • Finished 13-of-19 from the field, including 6-of-10 from long range
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: D.J. Carton (Dec. 23, 2019)


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Aug 29, 2004

Co-Players of the Week
Caitlin Clark, Iowa
So. – G – West Des Moines, Iowa – Dowling Catholic – Major: Business

• Broke a Carver-Hawkeye Arena record with 44 points in a win over Evansville on Jan. 2, adding eight assists, five rebounds and two steals on the day
• Surpassed 1,000 career points in the first quarter of her 40th career game, becoming the fastest Big Ten women’s basketball student-athlete to reach that mark
• Becomes only the second NCAA women’s basketball student-athlete in the last 25 years to tally 1,000 points in 40 games or less (Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne did so in 38 games in 2011-12)
• Earns her seventh career Big Ten Player of the Week award and second of the season
• Last Iowa Player of the Week: Caitlin Clark (Dec. 6, 2021)

Naz Hillmon, Michigan
Sr. – F – Cleveland, Ohio – Gilmour Academy – Major: Communications and Media

• Playing in her 100th career game, tallied the 40th double-double of her career with 29 points and 15 rebounds in a win over No. 25 Ohio State
• Went 9-for-14 from the floor and 11-for-12 at the free throw line for her sixth 20-point game of the season
• With her 15 rebounds, she moved into third place all-time at Michigan with 875 rebounds
• Claims her sixth career Big Ten Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Naz Hillmon (Nov. 29, 2021)

Freshman of the Week
Addison O’Grady, Iowa
F – Aurora, Colorado – Grandview – Major: Engineering

• Registered her first career double-double in the Hawkeyes' win over Evansville on Jan. 2
• Set career highs with 14 points and 12 rebounds
• Shot 70 percent from the field and blocked two shots in 25 minutes of action
• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Caitlin Clark (March 7, 2021)
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HR Legend
Jun 13, 2002
I'm going to take a wild guess and say no one has won more of these awards in basketball the past two seasons than Iowa. Impressive.
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