Morgan Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Jan. 5, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Raymar Morgan garnered Big Ten Player of the Week honors after leading the Spartans to a pair of road victories to open conference play last week. The junior forward averaged 16.0 points and 11.5 rebounds over two games. In a win at No. 21 Minnesota on Wednesday, Morgan posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. In Saturday's contest at Northwestern, Morgan netted 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the squad in both categories. He shot nine-of-13 (.692) from the field, including two-of-four from behind the arc. The double-doubles were the fifth and sixth, respectively, of his Spartan career. For the week, he shot 13-of-24 from the field (.542). He averaged 4.0 offensive rebounds per outing as the Spartans out-rebounded their two Big Ten opponents by an average of 20.5 boards.
The distinction marks the third career weekly award for Morgan, who was previously recognized in November 2007 and January 2008. He is the first Spartan to garner the award since Goran Suton, March 3, 2008.
Morgan leads the Spartans this season in scoring with an average of 15.4 points per game.
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