MSU’s Miles Bridges named Big Ten Player of Week

The Detroit News

Miles Bridges has accomplished quite a bit individually in a little more than a season on the Michigan State men’s basketball team.

On Tuesday, though, was a first: The MSU sophomore forward was named Big Ten Player of the Week — the first time he’s received the honor.

The 6-foot-7 Bridges averaged 25 points, 7.5 rebounds and three assists in a pair of lopsided home victories for the No. 2 Spartans — 107-62 over Houston Baptist, and 102-60 over Long Beach State.

Bridges tied a career high with 33 points against Houston Baptist, and had 17 points and nine rebounds against Long Beach State.


Bridges leads Michigan State, averaging 16.8 points, and his third in rebounding at 6.7 per game. MSU is back in action Friday at home against Cleveland State.

Illinois guard Trent Frazier was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.