Freshman averaged 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds last week

Kosta Koufos, Ohio State
Fr., F, Canton, Ohio/GlenOak

Koufos led Ohio State to a 2-1 record last week, including a win over No. 21 Syracuse at Madison Square Garden in New York. Koufos averaged 18.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and recorded six blocks for the Buckeyes. The Canton, Ohio, native scored a career-high 24 points against the Orange. On Sunday, Koufos recorded his first career double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds in a home win over VMI. He connected on 50 percent of his shots from the field for the week and hit 69 percent (9-of-13) against the Keydets. The seven-foot forward has scored in double figures in each of Ohio State’s five games to date. This is the first career weekly laurel for Koufos.

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Greg Oden, 2/26/07