Indiana junior guard James Blackmon Jr. was named Big Ten co-Player of the Week on Monday, sharing the award with Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
Blackmon averaged 25 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game in leading the Hoosiers to a road win at Penn State and a home victory against Michigan State. Against the Nittany Lions, Blackmon had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists, capped off by his game-winning 3 at the buzzer, his fifth made 3 of the night. The 6-foot-4 Marion product followed up by tying his career high with 33 points against the Spartans, including six 3-pointers, and also grabbed four rebounds.
In conference games only, Blackmon currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 19.3 points per game and leads the conference with 24 made 3-pointers.
This is his second player of the week honor. He also received the award after a 26-point performance against Kansas in the season opener.