Troy Williams named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week


Junior forward Troy Williams dunks during the game against Purdue on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Haley Ward and Haley Ward Buy Photos

After averaging 18.5 points a game and scoring his 1000th career point last week, junior forward Troy Williams was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

He scored a game-high 19 points in IU’s 77-73 win against Purdue on Saturday at Assembly Hall. Against Nebraska on Wednesday, Williams scored a game-high 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting.

He also shot 75 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc.

This came after what might have been his worst performance of the season Feb. 14 at Michigan State, when he was held scoreless for the first time all season.

He also had four steals in the win against Purdue, one of them leading to the dunk in which he scored his 1000th point.

This is the second time in his career that Williams has been named Player of the Week. Senior guard Yogi Ferrell was the last player to win this honor when he was awarded Jan. 25.

Michael Hughes

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