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Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

Tue, 03/08/2016
Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Denzel ValentineDespite some stiff competition in a league loaded with parity this year, Denzel Valentine comes away with our POY honors. As the leading scorer, not only on what is looking like the conference’s best team at the moment, but...
Fri, 02/26/2016
Player of the Week Bryn Forbes, Michigan State Bryn ForbesIn a stunning shooting display, the senior sharpshooter actually outscored a perpetually-hot Denzel Valentine this week with 17 in a win over Wisconsin and 27 (including 7-10 from 3-point land) in a gritty road victory over Ohio State....
Thu, 02/11/2016
Player of the Week AJ Hammons, Purdue AJ HammonsRecent weeks have been a battle between Hammons and Denzel Valentine for conference POY honors. The bigman rebounded, blocked and scored his way to a second consecutive Player of the Week nod. He nearly led his team to a huge road upset of Maryland...
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...