MADISON, Wis. – Ethan Happ’s red-hot start to the 2018-19 season has earned the conference’s top honor for the third straight week.
After registering a double-double in all three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis, the University of Wisconsin senior earned the conference’s player of the week honor yet again.
Sharing the honor with Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, who was the MVP of the Las Vegas Invitational, Happ has become the first player to earned three consecutive Big Ten men’s player of the week honors since Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy opened last season earning three accolades in a row.
Averaged 17.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in the Bahamas, leading the Badgers to the championship game at the Battle 4 Atlantis, Happ had 22 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in Friday’s loss to No.4 Virginia, becoming the first major conference player to post those numbers in a game since Georgetown’s Michael Sweetney in 2003 and first in Division I since Oakland’s Keith Benson in 2010.
Having posted at least a double-double in all six games this season, Happ is averaging 17.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists, making him the only player in the nation averaging at least 17.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 5.0 apg
No.22 Wisconsin (5-1) hosts N.C. State (6-0) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Tuesday night.