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Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

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...
Sun, 03/15/2015
Nigel HayesI’m a big fan of trying to describe scenarios in one word. In order to accomplish this, one must aggregate all the data and information available to come to a valid conclusion. In a basketball sense – so many basketball games, moments, emotions, and memories - it creates...
Tue, 02/03/2015
Player of the Week Bryant McIntosh, G, Northwestern Bryant McIntoshChris Collins has his point guard for the next three years. McIntosh dazzled in Northwestern’s heartbreaking loss at Maryland, finishing with 21 points on 10-14 shooting with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. The freshman from New...
Mon, 01/26/2015
Player of the Week Aaron White, Iowa Aaron WhiteIt’s refreshing when a basketball player fully understands his strengths and continuously uses them to produce. White is an above average athlete for the position he plays. He’s also a hell of a free throw shooter. His M.O.? Put the ball...
Wed, 01/07/2015
Player of the Week Dez Wells, G, Maryland Dez WellsThat’s a way to come back after four weeks off, isn’t it? Trailing by three at the Breslin Center, Wells nailed a game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation which led to Maryland getting a big conference road win at Michigan...
Fri, 01/02/2015
Player of the Week Troy Williams, F, Indiana Troy WilliamsTom Crean receives plenty of justified criticism from Hoosier fans and basketball enthusiasts. During Indiana's overtime loss to Georgetown, Crean failed to draw up a zone offense that consistently found high percentage shots. He was...
Thu, 12/25/2014
Player of the Week Shannon ScottShannon Scott, G, Ohio State It doesn't matter who you are playing - 8 points, 4 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals is one hell of a day at the office. Scott had a day against North Carolina A&T. He controlled all aspects of the game, including defensive...
Tue, 12/16/2014
Player of the Week Jake Layman, F, Maryland Jake LaymanThe 6'8" junior has been a big reason why Maryland continues to play top notch basketball. So far, he's been logging big minutes for the Terps, averaging a shade under 30 minutes per game. While Layman didn't light it up this week, his...