January 22, 2018

Wesson Earns Second Big Ten Honor


Jan. 22, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State center Kaleb Wesson is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after helping the Buckeyes to a pair of wins away from home last week. The Westerville, Ohio, native averaged 11.5 points and seven boards in wins at Northwestern and against Minnesota at Madison Square Garden in New York. He made 10 of 17 shots from the field (.588) including a 7-of-9 effort against the Golden Gophers.

This is the second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award for Wesson this season. He averages 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds over 20 games this year. From the field, he leads the starters making just over 55 percent of his shots (76-138) and has gone to the free throw line (93) and made more foul shots (69) than any other Buckeye this season. He also has contributed 22 assists, 13 blocks and 10 steals on the year.

Ohio State, No. 13 in the weekly Associated Press poll released earlier today, is home against Nebraska Monday (8 p.m./BTN) and Penn State (8 p.m./BTN) Thursday this week. The Buckeyes are 17-4 overall and 8-0 in conference play.

The No. 13 ranking is the highest Ohio State has been ranked since rising to the No. 12 spot in December of 2014 in games vs. High Point, Morehead State, North Carolina A&T and No. 24 North Carolina.