Ethan Happ Earns Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week

Ethan Happ Earns Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week

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Ethan Happ Earns Big Ten Co-Player Of The Week

MADISON, Wis. – Registering only the second triple-double in school history is worthy of an award.

Posting 10 points, 11 rebounds, career-high 12 assists and four blocked shots in Wisconsin’s season-opening victory over Coppin State, senior forward Ethan Happ shared the conference’s first player of the week honor in 2018-19.

It’s the third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor for Happ and the first since Jan.30, 2017.

Authoring the second triple-double in Wisconsin history (Josh Gasser on Jan. 23, 2011) and first in the Big Ten since 2016, Happ became the first player in the NCAA to record a game with at least 10 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four blocked shots since Dwyane Wade did so for Marquette in the 2003 Elite Eight.

Happ’s 12 assists are the most for a Wisconsin player since 2000 and only the second player 6-10 or taller to hit that mark in the last 20 years (Georgetown’s Greg Monroe in 2010).

Sharing the award with Purdue junior Carson Edwards, who averaged 26.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in two victories last week, Happ and Wisconsin prepare to travel to Cincinnati to take on Xavier Tuesday in the Gavitt Games.

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