Big Ten Players of the Week (11/21)


HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004

Player of the Week
Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois
G – Sr. – 6-6 – Chicago, Ill. – Lincoln Park – Major: Sociology

  • Averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists last week, as Illinois went 2-1
  • Scored 29 points on 9-13 shooting from the floor, including 7-9 from three-point range, and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over #8/7 UCLA in the Continental Tire Main Event
  • Connected on nine of his 14 field goal attempts to score a career-high 30 points in just 23 minutes of a win over Monmouth
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Illinois Player of the Week: Kofi Cockburn (Feb. 7, 2022)
Freshman of the Week
Braden Smith, Purdue
G – 6-0 – Westfield, Ind. – Westfield – Major: Undecided

  • Paired 20 points, two rebounds and three assists in Purdue’s 75-70 win over Marquette
  • Six of Smith’s points came in a 56-second span that saw the Boilermakers go from a 62-59 deficit to a 65-62 lead with 4:20 left.
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Caleb Furst (Nov. 22, 2021)


HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004

Player of the Week
Diamond Miller, Maryland
Sr. – G – Somerset, N.J. – Franklin – Major: Family Science

• Averaged 25.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game with a .529 field-goal percentage to help No. 19/21 Maryland to wins over Davidson and No. 17/17 Baylor last week
• Posted a double-double in Sunday’s Top 25 victory at Baylor, collecting a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds and making five key free throws in the final three minutes to seal the win
• Added 19 points, six assists and four steals in the Nov. 16 home victory over Davidson
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten plaudits in 2021
• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Maryland Player of the Week: Ashley Owusu (Nov. 22, 2021)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Mallory Heyer, Minnesota
F – Chaska, Minn. – Chaska – Intended Major: Sports Medicine

• Averaged 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last week as Minnesota split a pair of non-conference matchups
• Posted her first career double-double on Sunday with 19 points and 10 rebounds, plus four assists, in the Golden Gophers’ victory over Presbyterian
• Added 10 points and eight rebounds on Nov. 17 at North Dakota State
• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Mara Braun (Nov. 14, 2022)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Serah Williams, Wisconsin
F – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Niagara Prep – Major: Nursing

• Recorded 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .609 field-goal percentage last week as Wisconsin split its two non-conference contests
• Scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the Badgers’ win over Bradley on Nov. 16
• Contributed 16 points and eight rebounds in Sunday’s game at Illinois State
• Received her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Sydney Hilliard (Feb. 3, 2020)