MADISON, Wis. – After sharing the season’s inaugural Big Ten Player of the Week honor, Wisconsin senior Ethan Happ decided this week to keep the award for himself.
Averaged 22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 68.8 percent from the floor in a pair of Badgers wins, Happ earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second in as many weeks, which was announced by the conference Monday.
Happ is off to a torrid start in his final season. Beginning with the second triple-double in school history, Happ scored 30 points, shooting 15-of-23 from the floor, and grabbing 13 rebounds in Wisconsin’s 77-68 victory at Xavier in the Gavitt Tipoff Games Tuesday.
On Saturday, Happ posted his third double-double in as many games to open the 2018-19 season with 15 points and 12 rebounds in a home victory over Houston Baptist. The performance made Happ the school’s all-time leading rebounder, breaking Claude Gregory’s school mark of 901 in two fewer games.
With season averages of 18.3 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 7.7 apg, Happ is the only player in the nation averaging at least 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists per game
Ranked in the AP poll for the first time since the end of the 2017 season, No.25 Wisconsin will play Stanford in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas Wednesday afternoon.