Feb. 7, 2011
MADISON, Wis. -- On the heels of back-to-back games with at least 20 points, Wisconsin senior Jon Leuer was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the Big Ten Conference announced Monday.
This is the second Player of the Week honor for Leuer this season and the third of his career.
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Leuer averaged 22.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of wins over No. 11 Purdue and Michigan State last week. He scored a game-high 24 points with 13 rebounds in last Tuesday’s 66-59 win over Purdue, marking his fifth-career double-double.
The Orono, Minn., native then tallied 20 points with six rebounds in Sunday’s 82-56 win over Michigan State, giving him his 10th 20-point game of the season and 29th consecutive game scoring in double figures. On the week, Leuer went 4-for-9 from 3-point range and a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line.
On the season, Leuer ranks third in the Big Ten averaging 19.4 points per game and sits sixth with 7.0 rebounds per contest. He is making 45.0 percent of his shots from 3-point range, which is good for eighth in the league, while his 85.4-percent mark from the free throw line places him fourth.
A finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and one of the Wooden Award’s Midseason Top-30, Leuer also earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Dec. 6 after big performances against NC State and South Dakota.