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D.J. Newbill Named Big Ten Player of the Week

The senior guard lead PSU to two wins last week

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

A week after missing out of conference honors, despite an absurd 27+ point per game average in Charleston, D.J. Newbill has earned Big 10 Player of the Week honors. He shares the award with Melo Trimble from Maryland.

Newbill keyed a monster second half comeback against Akron on Tuesday night in Happy Valley, pouring in 29 points as the Lions rallied from 13 down at the break to knock off the Zips. He also did this:

If that was not enough, he followed up with 28 more points in the 88-80 win over Bucknell.

For the season, Newbill is averaging 25 points per game, while also grabbing over 5 boards, and dishing out over 3 assists a night, paving the way for the Lions 6-1 start to the season.

Those 25 points per game are good enough for tops in the country's best hoops shooting league, and 3rd best in the country.

Congratulations, D.J! Please keep shooting hoops like this!