BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior guard Roderick Wilmont earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week accolade, the league announced this morning.
Wilmont is the second Hoosier to secure the honor this season, joining junior forward D.J. White (Jan. 22).
The Miramar, Fla., native recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 26.0 points and 11.5 rebounds as the Hoosiers clinched sole possession of third place with victories at Northwestern and against Penn State last week.
Wilmont finished the week shooting 19-of-35 from the field (.543) and 13-of-24 from the three-point line (.542). He scored a career-high 31 points and matched a career best with 12 rebounds against the Wildcats and hit a school record nine 3-pointers in 13 attempts (fourth most in school history).
Wilmont collected his fourth career double-double with a 21-point, 11-rebound performance against the Nittany Lions in his final game at Assembly Hall. With 11 3-point attempts, Wilmont pushed his career total to 396, which is seventh in IU history. Wilmont has hit 70 trifectas this season, which is tied for eighth in an IU single season, and hit 42 in Big Ten play, which is fifth in an Indiana league season. He also moved into ninth place on the school¹s career list, hitting his 143rd career trey vs. the Nittany Lions.
Wilmont Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Peegs.com Top Stories
It's Game DayIndiana takes the field today at noon in Evanston looking to get back on a winning track. Get up to speed on Northwestern and find the broadcast details.
Hoosier Newsstand, Oct. 22Get the latest articles on Indiana basketball, football and other sports in today's edition of the Hoosier Newsstand.
IU 12th in preseason coaches pollThe Indiana basketball team is ranked 12th in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll. Indiana is one of five Big Ten teams ranked and faces two top-six teams early in the non…
Peegs.comYesterday at 9:09 PM
Hoosier Hysteria scheduleIndiana’s annual Hoosier Hysteria event is Saturday night. Here are the details and the schedule for the event for the IU men's and women's basketball teams.
Peegs.comYesterday at 8:35 PM
Official visit primer: Billy PrestonFive-star class of 2017 forward Billy Preston makes his official visit to Indiana this weekend. Check out our scouting notes, recruitment update and comments from Peegs.com's Mike…
Peegs.comYesterday at 3:08 PM