Michigan freshman Ignas Brazdeikis has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for the fourth time this season.
Ignas Brazdeikis of @umichbball averaged 19 points and nine rebounds in guiding Michigan to an undefeated week with wins over Minnesota and at Indiana, earning #B1GMBBall Freshman of the Week honors for the fourth time this season https://t.co/mEbyP28Veh pic.twitter.com/GCcHJVjBvI— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) January 28, 2019
After a performance to forget in the Wolverines loss to the Wisconsin Badgers last week (0 points, 0-5 shooting), the Canadian freshman responded in an impressive way.
He scored 18 points against in a tight win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday. He racked up nine points from the charity stripe as he continually pounded the ball into the key. Brazdeikis also tallied a double-double in the game as he brought down 11 boards in the contest.
Then on Friday, Brazdeikis scored 20 points (8-of-12 shooting) in the rout of Indiana, including three makes from behind the arc. He also grabbed seven boards, an assist and a blocked shot in the game.
The Wolverines return to the court tomorrow against Ohio State. Tip off is at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.