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Trent Frazier named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

The guard helped the Illini brag.

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Missouri Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Braggin’ Rights 2017 is the gift that just keeps giving.

First it was Verdis Brown signing with the Illini over the Tigers. Then Illinois beat Missouri for the fifth-straight year in St. Louis. Illinois forward Leron Black proposed after the game, and he got a ‘yes.’

And now Trent Frazier gets to help Illini fans brag.

Frazier, a freshman guard, was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday after his career-high 22 points, one rebound, one assist and one block helped lead the Illini to the 70-64 win. Frazier scored Illinois’ final eight points and went 10-of-11 from the free thrown line.

Overshadowed by fellow freshman guard Mark Smith early in non-conference play, Frazier has scored double figures in four straight games and has averaged 17.8 points per game during the stretch.

Jalen Coleman-Lands was the last Illini to win the honor (Feb. 2016).