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Trevion Williams Named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week

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The sophomore big man takes home his first career conference honor.

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Last week was a banner week for big man Trevion Williams. The sophomore dropped a career best 36 and 20 at Michigan and nearly willed Purdue to a huge road win by himself before falling in double overtime. He followed it up yesterday with a 16-7-4 as Purdue throttled No. 8 Michigan State at home. That was enough for him to share Big Ten Player of the Week honors with Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu:

Players of the Week

Daniel Oturu, Minnesota

C – So. – 6-10 – Woodbury, Minn. – Cretin-Derham Hall – Major: Sports Management

  • Set a new career high with 30 points and seven rebounds in a 75-67 victory versus No. 19 Michigan on Sunday
  • Posted his 10th double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 rebounds at No. 8 Michigan State
  • Has now scored 20 or more points nine times this season
  • Averaged 26 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Gophers over the week
  • Scored 16 of Minnesota’s 19 points in the first 15 minutes of the first half, finished the first half 9-for-12 from the floor versus the Wolverines
  • Earns the second Player of the Week accolade of his career; claimed Freshman of the Week twice in 2018-19
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Daniel Oturu (Dec. 30, 2019)

Trevion Williams, Purdue

F – So. – 6-9 – Chicago, Ill. – Henry Ford Academy (Mich.) – Major: Organizational Leadership

  • Recorded career highs in points (36) and rebounds (20) versus Michigan, becoming the first Purdue player since Bob Ford (36 points, 20 rebounds on Feb. 16, 1971, vs. Minnesota) to have a 35-point and 20-rebound game
  • Posted the first 35-point and 20-rebound game in college basketball this season and becomes the first player since 2010-11 to have a 35-20 game with no turnovers
  • The performance marked his fourth double-double in the last seven games
  • Led Purdue with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists (leader in all categories) in Purdue’s 71-42 win over No. 8 Michigan State
  • Averaged 26.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two Purdue games this week ... shot 23-of-42 from the field in the two games
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Carsen Edwards (Feb. 4, 2019)

This is the first time a Purdue player has won a conference award this season and the first since Carsen Edwards was Player of the Week multiple times last year.