Illinois' Augustine Player of the Week

James Augustine, Illinois JR, F, Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central

Augustine earns his first Player of the Week honor after leading the Illini to a 2-0 start in Big Ten play, by nearly averaging a double-double on the week. He tied his career high in scoring with a season-high 21 points against Ohio State in the Big Ten opener. He shot 8-of-10 from the field, while also grabbing 10 rebounds to notch the 12th double-double of his career. Augustine then scored eight points and had a game-high nine rebounds, while adding three assists and two blocked shots in a road win over Purdue. On the week, he averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game on a combined 71.4 shooting percentage (10-of-13). Augustine currently leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.642), while also ranking second in rebounding (9.5 rpg) in Conference games.

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