Green Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Senior forward scored a career-high 34 points vs. Gonzaga.
Dec. 12, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - For the second straight week, a Michigan State basketball player has been named Co-Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Week, as Draymond Green was honored Monday by the conference office. Green averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two Spartan wins. Keith Appling was honored last Monday.
Green scored a career-high 34 points against Gonzaga on 11-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and added three steals and three assists in the 74-67 road victory. The 34 points were the most by a Spartan since Maurice Ager scored 36 in a triple-overtime loss to Gonzaga in the 2005 Maui Invitational. Earlier in the week, Green recorded 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks against Central Connecticut State.
This is the first weekly honor of the season for Green, and the second of his career, having previously been honored on Jan. 17, 2011. For the season, the senior forward from Saginaw is leading MSU in scoring (16.3 ppg), rebounding (9.7 rpg) and assists (3.1 apg).