Jan 18, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Kendrick Nunn (25) during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at State Farm Center. The Michigan State Spartans beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 78-62. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: Kendrick Nunn Earns Second Straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Today, the Big Ten conference announced their weekly men’s basketball honors, and the Illinois Fighting Illini saw one of their players make the list as freshman guard Kendrick Nunn earned his second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Last week, Nunn and the Illini went 2-0 after beating Nebraska at home in Champaign and #18 Michigan State on the road in East Lansing.

Nunn averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this past week. He scored 13 points (3-of-4 from three), grabbed three rebounds, and handed out three assists against Nebraska.

Then, he scored eight points, corralled six rebounds and dished out four assists in the road win at Michigan State.

Kendrick Nunn became the first Fighting Illini player to win the Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor and now he’s won it twice in as many weeks.

This season, Nunn is averaging 6.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.

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