Almeida Named Player of the Week

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Player of the Week

Andre Almeida, Nebraska

C – Sr. – 6-11 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Escolo Sao Jose dos Padres de Sion


  • · Led Nebraska to an important win over Wake Forest on the road in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • · Collected his first career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, tying his career high in scoring
  • · Went 9-for-10 from the floor and blocked three shots
  • · Becomes the first Big Ten player since 2009 to record 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 90 percent from the field
  • · Earns his first career weekly accolade
  • · Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Brandon Richardson (Jan. 30, 2012)


Freshman of the Week 

Nik Stauskas, Michigan

G – 6-6 – Mississauga, Ontario – St. Marks


  • · Averaged 21.0 points over two games while shooting 56 percent from the floor, 67 percent from three-point range and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line
  • · Came off the bench to score 20 points in Michigan's ACC/Big Ten Challenge win against No. 18/18 NC State, which marked his first career 20-point game
  • · Set a new career high with 22 points in the Wolverines' win over Bradley
  • · Also averaged 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals during the week
  • · Earns his second consecutive weekly honor
  • · Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Nov. 26, 2012)


2012-13 Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12 P: Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

F: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19 P: Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

F: Gary Harris, MSU

Nov. 26 P: Andre Hollins, So., MINN

F: Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3 P: Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB

F: Nik Stauskas, MICH