Green Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Jan. 17, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior forward Draymond Green has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week as announced by the conference office today (Jan. 17). Green earns his first career honor after averaging 21.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of overtime victories against Wisconsin and Northwestern. For the week, Green shot .423 from the field, including .500 from 3-point range, and .895 from the foul line. The Saginaw, Mich., native also averaged 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per contest.
In a 64-61 win over Wisconsin, Green scored a career-high 26 points, including the first eight in overtime. He went 8-for-17 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from long range, and also went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also tallied a team-best nine boards, four assists and two blocks. In a 71-67 win against Northwestern, Green scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line, including 6-for-6 in the final 37 seconds of regulation to help force overtime.
Green becomes the second Spartan this season to to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors, joining senior guard Kalin Lucas who received recognition on Nov. 29, 2010.
No. 17 MSU puts its 4-1 conference mark on the line when it travels to No. 23 Illinois tomorrow (Jan. 18) for a 7 p.m. contest against the Fighting Illini in Champaign.
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