Newbill Earns Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Honors

After an incredible start to begin his season, D.J. Newbill earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career.

The senior guard averaged 28.5 points per game against Akron and Bucknell this past week, two victories that contributed to Penn State’s 6-1 record. Newbill is third in the country and first in the Big Ten at 25.0 points a game through the Nittany Lions’ first seven contests.

The 6-4 Philadelphia native shot 58.6 percent from the field, and 40 percent from behind the arc this past week. He led a second half comeback against Akron, collecting 29 points on 8-12 shooting, while grabbing five boards and dishing out five assists, at times slicing through entire defenses:

Against Bucknell, Newbill hit 9-12 foul shots en route to 28 points in a sold out Sojka Pavillion as Penn State defeated the Bison 88-80 and avenged a home loss from the previous season.

Newbill has appeared in 203 out of the 210 minutes of basketball Penn State has played in the last five games. He’s started in all seven games in just over two weeks.

Newbill shared the honor with Maryland’s Melo Trimble. This is the second time Newbill’s been named the Big Ten Player of the Week. He earned the recognition last February as well. That week, Newbill had 25 points in an overtime win at Ohio State (in which he hit the game-winner over Aaron Craft) and 19 points in a win against Purdue.

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Ben Berkman

State College, PA

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