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Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

Thu, 02/04/2016
Player of the Week AJ HammonsAJ Hammons, Purdue He just played one game this week, but the senior Purdue center takes another Player of the Week honor after turning in the best performance by a big man we’ve seen all season, and one of the best individual performances, period. 32 points on...
Thu, 01/28/2016
Player of the Week Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Ethan HappRight before our very eyes, redshirt freshman big man Ethan Happ is stepping right out of the great Frank Kaminsky’s shadow. In a pair of big victories for the Badgers over Penn State on the road and previously-unbeaten-in-conference-play...
Sat, 01/23/2016
Player of the Week Peter Jok, Iowa Peter JokIowa continues to roll, completing the shocking sweep of Michigan State and also picking up a sold victory over Michigan. Jok averaged 19.5 points this week on 58% shooting (64% from 3) and certainly appears to be the #2 option for the Hawkeyes behind...
Thu, 01/07/2016
Player of the Week Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa Jarrod UthoffIowa may have knocked off the #1 team in the nation last week, but Jarrod Uthoff was hardly done. Even though he didn’t play a huge role in the victory over Michigan State, he scored 25 in both games this week and led his team to two more...
Fri, 01/01/2016
MIDSEASON REPORT Player of the Week Diamond Stone, Maryland Diamond StoneFor 3 halves of basketball this week, Diamond Stone was playing only solid basketball. But then, the Terrapins found themselves struggling to keep up with a vastly inferior Penn State team in their own building, and Stone...
Fri, 12/25/2015
The Big Ten is a conference to be feared. Just ask Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame. Despite claims of a weak middle and a limited number of tournament-worthy squads, the conference is finishing the non-conference season strong, picking up 18 wins in 22 games this week. And while the...
Thu, 12/17/2015
Player of the Week Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa Jarrod UthoffThree days after setting his career-high with 27 points, Uthoff outdid himself and dropped 32 on the road against arch-rival Iowa State, the #4 team in the nation. It was heartbreak for the Hawkeyes, who let a 20-point lead turn into a 1-point...
Sat, 12/12/2015
Player of the Week Kendrick Nunn, Illinois Kendrick NunnAnd for only the second time this season, the Illinois Fighting Illini have strung together back-to-back wins, and since a troubling 2-3 start that included a pair of losses (and two close calls) to mid-major opponents. But since the return...
Fri, 12/04/2015
Player of the Week Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Denzel ValentineWho else? It’s rare that I feel inclined to give one player this award in back-to-back weeks, but it’s awful rare to see a player start a season like Valentine has. His season averages are a short jump from Oscar...
Thu, 11/26/2015
Player of the Week Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Denzel ValentineNow that the college basketball season has a couple weeks under its belt, we present to you the year’s first edition of the Big Ten blog. And no one has come close to matching the sheer production of Denzel Valentine in the...