Sheehey named Big Ten Player of the Week

Indiana senior forward Will Sheehey won Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday.

For the first time in his four-year Indiana career, senior forward Will Sheehey was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday morning.

Sheehey scored 49 points in IU's two wins last week, including a 30-point effort in the Hoosiers' 93-86 win over Iowa on Thursday night. Sheehey followed that up 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting on Sunday against Ohio State.

Over those two games, Sheehey has played 68 of 80 minutes, shot 21-of-32 from the floor, pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out four assists and recorded five steals. He had four thefts in Sunday's win over the Buckeyes.

Sheehey is now averaging 11.1 points per game, a full point better than what his average was before the last two games.

It's great recognition for a great week," Indiana coach Tom Crean said on this morning's teleconference. "The best thing about Will is that he's never been one of those players who has played for any recognition other than being a winner. He has really made a big difference in this program from the beginning of time that he got here and is playing his best basketball right now. He is a big, big part of the leadership of this team and how the team is gaining confidence. So, I'm very happy for him."

It's safe to say it was the best week in Sheehey's IU career, and it's even safer to say the Hoosiers could use more of those kinds of efforts to close the season.

It couldn't be any more fitting, too, considering Sheehey will be honored after Wednesday night's game against Nebraska during a Senior Night ceremony. Top Stories