Troy Williams earns Big Ten co-Player of the Week award

He followed one of his worst games at Indiana with one of his best weeks with the program, and now Troy Williams has been rewarded.

The Big Ten named Williams as its co-Player of the Week on Monday, an honor he shares with Penn State’s Brandon Taylor. Between wins over Nebraska and Purdue, Williams averaged 18.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals, while shooting 75 percent (15-for-20) from the field and 50 percent (3-for-6) from 3-point range.

After going scoreless during a loss at Michigan State on Feb. 14, Williams bounced back on Wednesday against the Cornhuskers. He scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and grabbed five rebounds and dished three assists.

His follow-up performance against the Boilermakers may have been even better. Williams scored 19 points, while becoming the eighth IU player under coach Tom Crean to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He added four steals and had a pair of assists.

It’s the second time during his IU career that Williams has earned the Big Ten’s weekly honor.