Northwestern and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Northwestern’s Boo Buie named Player of the Week;

Purdue’s Mason Gillis named Freshman of the Week


Player of the Week

Boo Buie, Northwestern
G – So. – 6-2 – Albany, N.Y. – Gould Academy (Maine) – Major: Undecided

  • Averaged 22.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in Northwestern’s wins over Quincy and then-No. 4/No. 4 Michigan State.
  • Scored a career-high 30 points while shooting 9-for-15 from the field (.600 pct.), including 5-for-6 (.833 pct.) from three-point range. Also sank 7-of-8 free throws (.875 pct.), while adding four assists and three rebounds. Buie’s five three-pointers in the contest tied his single-game career high.
  • Buie’s performance against Michigan State helped Northwestern capture its first win over an Associated Press Top-5 team since Jan. 27, 1979, and its first win over an AP Top-10 team since Feb. 12, 2017.
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Scottie Lindsey (Jan. 16, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Mason Gillis, Purdue

F – 6-6 – New Castle, Ind. – New Castle (Ind.) – Major: Organizational Leadership

  • Averaged 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in wins over then-ranked No. 20/No. 19 Ohio State and Notre Dame. Was perfect on the week, shooting 7-for-7 (1.000 pct.) from the field, including two three-pointers (1.000 pct.), and 2-for-2 from the free throw line (1.000 pct.).
  • Recorded career highs in points (12) and rebounds (nine) during Purdue’s 88-78 win over Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Finished the contest 4-for-4 from the field (1.000 pct.), including two three-pointers, and 2-for-2 from the foul line (1.000 pct.).
  • Has connected on 10-straight field goal attempts spanning the last four games. The Boilermaker record for most consecutive field goals made is currently 15.
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Zach Edey (Nov. 11, 2020)


2020-21 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week


Nov. 30

P: Luka Garza, Sr., C, IOWA

F: Adam Miller, G, ILL

F: Zach Edey, C, PUR


Dec. 7

P: Trayce Jackson-Davis, So., F, IND

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH


Dec. 14

P: Ayo Dosunmu, Jr., G, ILL

P: Luka Garza, Sr., C, IOWA

F: Hunter Dickinson, C, MICH


Dec. 21

P: Boo Buie, So., G, NU

F: Mason Gillis, F, PUR