Five Hoosiers Honored By Big Ten
March 10, 2008
Park Ridge, Illinois - The Big Ten Conference released their list of post season awards and five Indiana Hoosiers received recognition. The awards were chosen by the league's coaches and a select group of media members.
White had recorded 19 double-doubles in his last 27 outings. He is currently second in the league in scoring (17.1), first in the league in rebounds (10.3) and field goal percentage (61.0), and fourth in the league in blocked shots (1.58). He moved into 19th place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,402 points and into 12th all-time at IU with 726 rebounds. He is averaging 17.8 points and 10.7 rebounds in Big Ten action.
It marks the 16th time that a Hoosier has been named MVP of the Big Ten and White is the 14th Indiana player to earn the honor (Don Schlundt and Scott May won the award twice. He is the first Hoosier to take home the accolade since Jared Jeffries in 2002.
He leads the league in scoring (21.5), is fourth in the league in free throw percentage (85.3) and tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (2.33). He has made (221) and attempted (259) more free throws than any other player in the league. The last freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring was Minnesota's Kris Humphries (21.7) in 2004.
He needs 14 points to set an all-time Big Ten freshman record with 659 points breaking the old mark of 658 set by Michael Redd of Ohio State in 1998.
Bassett was named third team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. He is second in the league in three-point field goal percentage (45.0) and averages 11.3 points and is second on the team with 86 assists.
He has overcome bone chips in his ankle and his play down the stretch (17.4 points per game over 5 games) has kept the Hoosiers nationally ranked all season.
He is third in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.3) and eighth in assists (3.5). He had a career-high 13 rebounds against Minnesota last week.
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