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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/27/2023, Last updated: 11/28/2023
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Purdue and Wisconsin Score Men’s Basketball Weekly Accolades

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Men’s Basketball Players of the Week presented by Air National Guard for the week of Nov. 20-26.

Player of the Week

Zach Edey, Purdue

C – Sr. – 7-4 – Toronto, Canada – IMG Academy (Fla.) – Major: Organizational Leadership and Supervision

•    Named MVP at the Allstate Maui Invitational after averaging 25.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots 

•   Posted three consecutive games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, as No. 1 Purdue scored wins over then-No. 11/10 Gonzaga, then-No. 7/8 Tennessee, and then-No. 4/5 Marquette

•    Shot .577 from the field and .667 from the free throw line, while playing 31.3 minutes in the three games  

•    Garners his seventh career Player of the Week award 

•    Last Purdue Player of the Week: Zach Edey (Feb. 6, 2023)

Freshman of the Week

John Blackwell, Wisconsin

G – 6-4 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – Brother Rice – Major: Undeclared

•    Averaged 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds, as Wisconsin won the 2023 Fort Myers Tip-Off

•    Paired 10 points and four rebounds in the Badgers’ victory over then-No. 18/24 Virginia

•    Fell just shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine boards in 22 minutes off the bench in the championship game win over SMU 

•    Earns his first Freshman of the Week award 

•    Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Chucky Hepburn (Dec. 6, 2021)

2023-24 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Dawson Garcia, MINN

F: Owen Freeman, IOWA

Nov. 20

P: Ben Krikke, IOWA

F: Owen Freeman, IOWA

Nov. 27

P: Zach Edey, PUR

F: John Blackwell, WIS