Restating the obvious: Wilmont named Big Ten Player of the Week

Didn’t see this one coming . . .



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior guard Roderick Wilmont earned his first
Big Ten Player of the Week accolade, the league announced this morning.
Wilmont is the second Hoosier to secure the honor this season, joining
junior forward D.J. White (Jan. 22).

The Miramar, Fla., native recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging
26.0 points and 11.5 rebounds as the Hoosiers clinched sole possession of
third place with victories at Northwestern and against Penn State last week.
Wilmont finished the week shooting 19-of-35 from the field (.543) and
13-of-24 from the three-point line (.542). He scored a career-high 31 points
and matched a career best with 12 rebounds against the Wildcats and hit a
school record nine 3-pointers in 13 attempts (fourth most in school

Wilmont collected his fourth career double-double with a 21-point,
11-rebound performance against the Nittany Lions in his final game at
Assembly Hall. With 11 3-point attempts, Wilmont pushed his career total to
396, which is seventh in IU history. Wilmont has hit 70 trifectas this
season, which is tied for eighth in an IU single season, and hit 42 in Big
Ten play, which is fifth in an Indiana league season. He also moved into
ninth place on the school¹s career list, hitting his 143rd career trey vs.
the Nittany Lions.

Up next, Wilmont and the Hoosiers head to Chicago for the Big Ten
Tournament. Indiana will face the winner of the Illinois-Penn State game on
Friday, March 9. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus with a 9:10 p.m.