Big Ten Players of the Week (11/28)

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Player of the Week
Zach Edey, Purdue
C – Jr. – 7-4 – Toronto, Ont. – IMG Academy (Fla.) – Major: Organizational Leadership

  • Named MVP of the Phil Knight Legacy after averaging 21.7 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocked shots and 1.0 assists in 29.8 minutes per game
  • Tallied 24 points, including 10-for-12 from the free throw line, and 12 rebounds in a 80-68 win over West Virginia
  • Paired game-highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Boilermakers’ 75-56 win over then-No. 8/10 Duke in the championship game
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Jaden Ivey (Jan. 31, 2022)
Freshman of the Week
Fletcher Loyer, Purdue
G – 6-4 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Homestead – Major: Organizational Leadership

  • Averaged 12.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.7 rebounds in three games to help Purdue win the Phil Knight Legacy Championship
  • Paired 14 points and five assists in the Boilermakers’ 84-66 win over then-No. 6 Gonzaga, then added a career-high 18 points in the championship victory over then-No. 8/10 Duke
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Braden Smith (Nov. 21, 2022)
 

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Mackenzie Holmes, Indiana
Sr. – F – Gorham, Maine – Gorham – Major: Human Development & Family Studies

• Averaged 26.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game with an .880 field-goal percentage and a double-double as No. 6/5 Indiana won both of its games at last weekend’s Las Vegas Invitational
• Went a perfect 10-for-10 from field in a Nov. 25 win over Auburn, scoring 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds — her field-goal percentage was three made field goals shy of the Big Ten record, which she also shares (13-of-13 vs. Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2020)
• Tallied 27 points (12-15 FG) and five rebounds the following night in a victory over Memphis
• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2021, 2022) and a 2021 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Earns her fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Grace Berger (Feb. 14, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
Yarden Garzon, Indiana
G – Ra’anana, Israel – Ostrovsky – Major: Economics

• Averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game with a 3.33 assist/turnover ratio and a .583 three-point percentage last weekend as No. 6/5 Indiana rolled to victories over Auburn and Memphis at the Las Vegas Invitational
• Scored 21 points (4-7 3FG) and added six rebounds and six assists in the Nov. 25 win over Auburn
• Contributed 17 points (3-5 3FG), six rebounds and four assists the next night against Memphis
• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Mackenzie Holmes (Jan. 20, 2020)
 

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