Feb. 1, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - After posting consecutive double-doubles in pair of wins last week, Spartan junior Durrell Summers earned his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor it was announced by the conference office on Monday. Overall, the 6-4 guard averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as the Spartans distanced themselves in the race for the conference crown and improved their win streak to nine. In a 57-56 win at Michigan on Jan. 26, Summers answered to a hostile environment by registering 10 points, 10 boards and a career-best five assists in a career-high 34 minutes of action. The Detroit, Mich., native followed that performance with a Spartan season-high 24 points, leading MSU to a 79-70 win over Northwestern on Saturday night. In one of his best performances of the season, Summers also grabbed 10 rebounds while connecting on 9-of-13 attempts and sinking two shots from long range.
Currently, Summers averages 10.8 points in 24.9 minutes.
Summers is the first Spartan to earn the award since Delvon Roe in Feb. 2009.