With big performances in Penn State's wins against No. 4 Iowa at home and Rutgers on the road, Brandon Taylor has been named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week. He shares the honor with Indiana's Troy Williams. The last time a Penn State player earned the honor was back in December of 2014, when do-everything guard D.J. Newbill received recognition. Taylor had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists against Iowa and followed up that performance with a 17 point, 14 rebound, 2 block outing against Rutgers. He recorded his sixth double-double of the year against the Scarlet Knights.
Taylor has been an important part of this Penn State team, becoming a dependable and consistent player over the course of the season. Taylor leads the team in points at 16.6 per game and rebounds at 6.5 a night. Taylor is also 19th all-time in Penn State history with 1,216 career points.
Congratulations to Brandon, and here's to him winning this a few more times to close the season.
Troy Williams of @IndianaMBB & Brandon Taylor of @PennStateMBB named #B1GMBBall Co-Players of the Week. #B1G pic.twitter.com/QIa343PdFE— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 22, 2016