December 24, 2018

Kaleb Wesson Named Big Ten Player of the Week


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sophomore Kaleb Wesson averaged 23 points and 9.5 rebounds in wins over Youngstown State and vs. UCLA last week. Wesson scored a career-high 31 points vs. the Penguins and then added 15 points and a career-best 12 rebounds in the win over UCLA in the CBSSports Challenge in Chicago last Saturday.

Wesson connected on 60 percent of his field goal attempts for the week (15-25) and on 71 percent from the foul line (15-21). He also added five assists. Of his 19 total rebounds, 11 were on the offensive end.

The honor is the first for the Westerville South alum and the first for the Buckeyes since Keita Bates-Diop earned the recognition, his fourth of the 2017-18 season, Feb. 5, 2018 after Ohio State wins over Illinois and Indiana.

The Buckeyes, who entered the holiday break with an 11-1 record, resume competition at noon Saturday vs. High Point at Value City Arena. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.