Big Ten Blog | Jacob Stallard

Tue, 02/12/2019
Player of the Week Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Illinois Giorgi BezhanishviliHe’s not exactly a household name, but the 6’9” freshman from the nation of Georgia, the third-leading scorer for a 9-15 team, made his presence known this season. He had a nice game in the monumental upset of...
Tue, 02/05/2019
Player of the Week Ryan Cline, Purdue Ryan ClineThough he wasn’t the leading scorer for his own team this week, the senior sharpshooter hit big shots and didn’t miss a whole lot. He hit 6-7 three-pointers on his way to 20 points against Penn State, then got 11 more on a 3-7 outside...
Wed, 01/23/2019
Player of the Week Cassius Winston, Michigan State Cassius WinstonCarsen who? Cassius Winston, the electrifying and efficient junior, was profiled last week along with Edwards as being among the league’s top 5 shooters. But, like Edwards who has appeared to be the frontrunner for...
Wed, 01/16/2019
Player of the Week Zavier Simpson, Michigan Zavier SimpsonWhat a revelation Simpson was this week! Generally a distributor who doesn't display much scoring ability (7.1 PPG coming into the week) or shooting range (Simpson had only hit a three-pointer in four out of 15 games coming into the week...
Thu, 01/03/2019
Player of the Week Cassius Winston, Michigan State Cassius WinstonIt’s non-conference play of college basketball season and Michigan State is laying waste to mid-major teams across the Midwest. Some things never change. And this year, the guy most responsible for the latest pair of such...
Wed, 12/12/2018
Player of the Week Rasir Bolton, Penn State Rasir BoltonTony who? The freshman Rasir Bolton is showing shades of Tony Carr, the Nittany Lions’ departed star, in his early college career, and he seems to be the latest in a long line of talented Penn State guards. After dropping 17 in a...
Thu, 12/06/2018
Player of the Week Nick Ward, Michigan State Nick WardThe big fella is starting to look utterly dominant at the college level. A routine dispatching of Rutgers in MSU’s conference opener was paced by 20 from Ward but he followed that up with a dazzling 26 against 18th ranked Iowa on a...
Wed, 11/28/2018
Player of the Week Carsen Edwards, Purdue Carsen EdwardsWho else? In the opening stanza of the year, Edwards has been everything advertised and more. As he did last year, he is putting up great scoring numbers (25.3 PPG; first in the conference) on great efficiency (46% from the field, 41% from 3...
Fri, 03/02/2018
Player of the Year Keita Bates-DiopKeita Bates Diop, Ohio State The one-time five-star recruit seemingly came out of nowhere this year as he went from single-digit scoring to carrying his Ohio State team from expected irrelevancy to second in the conference. But those who saw him play in high...
Wed, 02/14/2018
Player of the Week Miles Bridges, Michigan State Miles BridgesFebruary 10th had finally arrived, and it was put up or shut up time for Miles Bridges and the Spartans. After a season of being hyped as the two big dogs of the Big Ten, Purdue and Michigan State finally had their lone matchup of the...