Ferrell earns 1st career Big Ten Player of the Week honor #iubb

Somehow, some way, this is the first time we’ve posted this at the Hoosier Scoop.

Yogi Ferrell is the Big Ten Player of the Week.

It’s the first time in his four seasons at Indiana that Ferrell has received the league’s weekly honor, capturing the nod after leading the Hoosiers to a pair of wins and writing his name in the IU record book.

Ferrell averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 assists between wins over Illinois and Northwestern, while becoming the school’s all-time leader in assists with 559. He broke Michael Lewis’ previous record of 545 in Tuesday’s game against the Illini when he dished nine assists to go along with his 16 points.

On Saturday against the Wildcats, Ferrell kept his pace. He scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting with six assists. For the week, he shot 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from the field and 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from 3-point range. He also posted a 3.8 assist/turnover ratio with 15 helpers and only four turnovers.

Ferrell enters Tuesday’s game at Wisconsin second in the Big Ten with 18.9 points per game in conference play. He’s fourth with 6.3 assists per game.

Troy Williams was the last Hoosier to receive the honor, taking the selection on Dec. 22, 2014.