A 23 point effort on the road in an upset of #9 Michigan State earned Nebraska sophomore forward Terran Petteway co-Big Ten player of the week honors along with junior Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky. Petteway is the second Husker to earn player of the week honors this season; the first was Shavon Shields in the opening week of the season.
Quite a week for the Texas Tech transfer:
- Averaged 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in leading Nebraska to a sweep over Illinois and #9/10 Michigan State
- In the road win at Michigan State, poured in 23 points, including four three-pointers, pulled down five rebounds, handed out two assists and swiped one steal in 38 minutes
- Against Illinois, scored 16 points, corralled four rebounds and tallied one steal in 34 minutes
- Currently ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.7 points per game, and is averaging 18.1 points per contest during conference play
Basketball people are taking note, and he's getting some mention as an all-Big Ten honors candidate.
Random: If Terran Petteway had Indiana, Michigan or Michigan State on his jersey, he'd be a consensus first-team All-Big Ten pick.— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 17, 2014
And now talk like this doesn't seem quite so ridiculous anymore...