Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Player of the Week, Dec. 7: Trevon Hughes

As college football winds down and December heats up – or, cools down, I guess – it is the perfect time to start the Collegehoops.net Player of the Week. This week, there were several noteworthy performances, including Texas Tech’s John Roberson going for 25 points and seven assists against Washington; North Carolina State’s Tracy Smith averaging 21 points and nine rebounds in two games; John Wall of Kentucky averaging 14 points and 10.5 assists; Charlotte’s Chris Braswell getting 21 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Louisville; and Illinois’ Mike Davis averaging 19 points and 10.5 rebounds in two solid wins.

However, the most important performance of the week belonged to Wisconsin’s Trevon Hughes. The 6-0 point guard from Queens, N.Y. knocked down four three-pointers en route to scoring 26 points in a win over Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday. He followed that up with a well-rounded game of 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Grambling on Saturday. Against Duke, Hughes scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, and hit several clutch shots to prevent a Duke rally.

Hughes is now averaging 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists on the season, helping the Badgers get off to a 6-1 start that includes victories over Duke, Maryland and Arizona. Wisconsin has two in-state battles coming up this week, against Wisconsin-Green Bay and Marquette. 

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