Wilmont Named Big Ten Player of the Week
March 5, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior guard Roderick Wilmont earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week accolade, the league announced this morning. Wilmont is the second Hoosier to secure the honor this season, joining junior forward D.J. White (Jan. 22).
The Miramar, Fla., native recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 26.0 points and 11.5 rebounds as the Hoosiers clinched sole possession of third place with victories at Northwestern and against Penn State last week. Wilmont finished the week shooting 19-of-35 from the field (.543) and 13-of-24 from the three-point line (.542). He scored a career-high 31 points and matched a career best with 12 rebounds against the Wildcats and hit a school record nine 3-pointers in 13 attempts (fourth most in school history).
Wilmont collected his fourth career double-double with a 21-point, 11-rebound performance against the Nittany Lions in his final game at Assembly Hall. With 11 3-point attempts, Wilmont pushed his career total to 396, which is seventh in IU history. Wilmont has hit 70 trifectas this season, which is tied for eighth in an IU single season, and hit 42 in Big Ten play, which is fifth in an Indiana league season. He also moved into ninth place on the school's career list, hitting his 143rd career trey vs. the Nittany Lions.
Up next, Wilmont and the Hoosiers head to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament. Indiana will face the winner of the Illinois-Penn State game on Friday, March 9. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus with a 9:10 p.m. tip.
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