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Player of the Week

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

C – Jr. – 7-0 – Kingston, Jamaica – Oak Hill Academy (Va.)

  • Scored 25 points to go along with 14 rebounds, two steals, and an assist in an 88-63 win over Missouri for the annual Braggin’ Rights trophy
  • Registered his fourth 20-point, 10-rebound game this season
  • Earns his second Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Illinois Player of the Week: Ayo Dosunmu (Feb. 8, 2021)

Freshman of the Week

Max Christie, Michigan State

G – 6-6 – Arlington Heights, Ill. – Rolling Meadows

  • Scored 17 points and added four rebounds, an assist, and a block in a 90-78 win over Oakland
  • Finished 6-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc
  • Earns his third career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Max Christie (Dec. 13, 2021)

2021-22 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 15

P: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Jr., IND

F: Bryce McGowens, NEB

Nov. 22

P: Keegan Murray, So., IOWA

P: Trevion Williams, Sr., PUR

F: Caleb Furst, PUR

Nov. 29

P: Johnny Davis, So., WIS

F: Bryce McGowens, NEB

Dec. 6

P: Payton Willis, Sr., MINN

P: Brad Davison, Sr., WIS

F: Max Christie, MSU

F: Chucky Hepburn, WIS

Dec. 13

P: E.J. Liddell, Jr., OSU

P: Trevion Williams, Sr., PUR

F: Max Christie, MSU

Dec. 20

P: Keegan Murray, So., IOWA

F: Kobe Bufkin, MICH

F: Bryce McGowens, NEB

Dec. 27

P: Kofi Cockburn, Jr., ILL

F: Max Christie, MSU

Tyler Butler