D.J. White named Big Ten Player of the Week

The Big Ten announced today that D.J. White is the conference player of the week.

Here is IU’s news release about White winning the honor for the first time:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After leading the Indiana men’s basketball team to back-to-back wins, junior forward D.J. White was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the league announced on Jan. 22. The honor is the first of the Tuscaloosa, Ala., native’s career.

White claims Player of the Week accolades after averaging a team-high 22 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game while leading the Hoosiers to victories over Iowa and Connecticut last week.

He opened the week notching his second straight double-double and tied career highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Hawkeyes. White shot 10-of-13 from the field (.769) and 3-of-5 from the free throw line (.600).

In the team’s 77-73 victory at UConn, White registered his fifth 20-plus point performance of the season, scoring 21 while adding three blocks and three rebounds. White currently leads the team with 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

This marks the first weekly conference honor for Indiana since former Hoosier Marco Killingsworth notched the third honor of his career on Jan. 23, 2006.

Indiana has now won five straight games and nine of its last 10. The Hoosiers return to the hardwood with a nationally televised game against Illinois on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. on ESPN.