On Monday morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that Illinois' Malcolm Hill earned his second career Player of the Week honor thanks to his performance against South Dakota. The junior guard recorded 34 points (career high), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals in the team's 91-79 victory.
Malcolm Hill of @IlliniMBB & Caris LeVert of @umichbball named #B1GMBBall Co-Players of the Week. #B1G pic.twitter.com/ivp2xeJLHb— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) December 21, 2015
Since 2010, Hill is only the third player in college basketball to record such a stat line (h/t Drew Hallett); the others were John Brown (High Point) in 2014, and Ben Simmons (LSU) this year.
Michigan guard Caris LeVert was also named Co-Player of the Week after averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in wins over Northern Kentucky and Youngstown State.
The freshman of the week was Iowa's Nicholas Baer, who tallied 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 blocks in the Hawkeyes' victory over Drake.
The Illini will be back in action on Wednesday, when they face the Missouri Tigers in their annual Braggin' Rights matchup.