Men's Basketball

    D.J. White Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

    Go Hoosiers! D.J. White was honored for the fourth time this season by the Big Ten
    Go Hoosiers!
    D.J. White was honored for the fourth time this season by the Big Ten
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 4, 2008

    Park Ridge, Illinois - Indiana senior D.J. White was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after averaging 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Hoosiers against Wisconsin and Northwestern. He shared the award with E'Twaun Moore of Purdue.

    D.J. White, Indiana
    Sr., F, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest

    White averaged 24 points and 15 rebounds in two games and continues his quest to become the first player in the Big Ten to average 12 or more rebounds in conference play in 31 years. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native had 22 points and 17 rebounds at Wisconsin and 26 points--a Big Ten career-high--and 13 rebounds against Northwestern. He was seven-of-13 from the field and eight-of-10 from the line against the Badgers and nine-of-11 from the floor and eight-of-11 from the charity stripe versus the Wildcats. White also had three blocked shots during the week. He is currently averaging 12.3 boards in Big Ten play. Iowa's Bruce King was the last player to average more than 12 boards per contest in 1977. This is the fourth weekly honor of the season for the Hoosier and fifth of his career. White now ties Indiana's Kirk Haston for the most Hoosier Player of the Week honors in a season (2000-01). Purdue's Glenn Robinson holds the single-season record with five Player of the Week awards during the 1993-94 season.

    Last IND Player of the Week: D.J. White (1/14/08)

    E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
    Fr., G, East Chicago, Ind./East Chicago

    Moore averaged 18.0 points in Purdue's two wins last week. The East Chicago, Ind., native scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Iowa and scored a game-high 24 points at Illinois. Against the Illini, he connected on 10-of-12 shots from the floor and scored 20 points in the second half. Moore went eight-of-nine from the floor during an eight-minute stretch, which enabled Purdue to maintain the lead down the stretch. Over the two games he was four-of-nine from three-point range. This is the first weekly laurel for Moore.

     

     

    Last PUR Player of the Week: Keaton Grant (1/21/08)


       

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