For the first time all season, Ohio State has a Big Ten player of the week.
Duane Washington Jr. was named Big Ten co-player of the week on Monday, sharing that honor with Iowa center Luka Garza, after he scored 21 points in Ohio State's 92-82 win over Penn State and a career-high 30 points in Ohio State's 92-87 loss to Michigan.
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Led all scorers with a career-high 30 points against then-ranked No. 3/No. 3 Michigan
First Player of the Week accolade of his career
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It's the first time Washington has earned Big Ten player of the week honors in his Ohio State career, and despite the Buckeyes' success this season, the first time any Ohio State player has earned Big Ten player of the week honors since Kaleb Wesson in November 2019.
After averaging 25.5 points in his last two games, Washington now ranks ninth in the Big Ten with 15.6 points per game this season. He's made 40% of his shots this season, including 38.8% of his 3-point shots, and 88.9% of free throw attempts while also averaging 2.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.