Ethan Happ Earns His Fourth 2018-19 Big Ten Player Of The Week Honor

Ethan Happ Earns His Fourth 2018-19 Big Ten Player Of The Week Honor

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Ethan Happ Earns His Fourth 2018-19 Big Ten Player Of The Week Honor

MADISON, Wis. – It’s still early in the 2018-19 season, but it’s evident the race for Big Ten player of the year is likely going to come down to two players.

For the second time this season, Wisconsin senior Ethan Happ and Purdue junior Carsen Edwards shared the Big Ten player of the week honor, announced by the conference Monday.

It’s the fourth honor in five weeks for Happ this season, which already stands in a tie for the fourth-most honors in a single season. It’s Happ’s sixth honor overall, which tied him for fifth in Big Ten history for most weekly honors in a career and tied with Frank Kaminsky (2011-15) for the most by a UW player.

Happy averaged 27.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 68.4 percent from the floor last week in a win over Rutgers Monday and a loss at Marquette Saturday. He led UW in scoring against the Scarlet Knights, boosting UW to 2-0 in Big Ten play, and recorded his nation-leading eighth double-double against the Golden Eagles to go along with a career-high 34 points.

Edwards matched his career-high with 40 points (7-for-14 from 3-point range) at Texas, the most by a Big Ten player this season, and his game-high 20 points gave the Boilermakers a win over No.23 Maryland. It’s Edwards fourth career Big Ten player of the week honor.

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