Nebraska PG Glynn Watson Named B1G Freshman Of The Week

Nebraska freshman point guard Glynn Watson's development continues at a high pace, now winning his first Big Ten honors.


Nebraska freshman Glynn Watson was honored Monday, as he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Watson is the first Husker freshman to earn the award since Shavon Shields captured it twice during the 2012-13 season. 

Watson averaged 12.5 points and 1.5 steals per game during a 1-1 week for the Huskers. He shot 44 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range.  Watson led NU with 16 points against Wisconsin on Wednesday and had nine points, including a 3-pointer to beat the first-half buzzer, and three steals in Saturday’s 70-54 win over Penn State.

On the season, Watson is averaging 8.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He ranks among the conference freshmen leaders in scoring, assists and steals, while his 2.54-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio is the best by a Husker in nearly a decade.

The Huskers return to action Wednesday evening, as Nebraska travels to Indiana. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT and the game will be televised by BTN and carried on the IMG Husker Sports Network.

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