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Brandon Taylor Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

For the first time since D.J. Newbill took the honor in 2014, a Penn State player is honored with the co-player of the week tag.

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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.