Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. wins initial Big Ten Player of the Week honor
ANN ARBOR -- Tim Hardaway Jr.'s season has gotten off on the right foot.
The Michigan junior scored the fourth double-double of his career Friday night during a season-opening win over Slippery Rock and has been honored for his efforts by the Big Ten.
Hardaway's 25-point, 10-rebound performance was enough to earn his second Big Ten Player of the Week honor, the conference office announced Monday.
Hardaway also became the 46th player in school history to score 1,000 points, and now has two B1G Player of the Week awards.
During the Slippery Rock game, Hardaway was 8-for-10 from the floor, and a perfect 5-for-5 from behind the 3-point line -- tying a career-high for triples in a game.
Indiana's Yogi Ferrell was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week.
No. 5 Michigan hosts IUPUI at 9 p.m. Monday in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.