Michigan's Jon Teske grabs first Big Ten Player of the Week award

The Detroit News

Jon Teske, who averaged 13.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in Michigan’s three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, was named co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Michigan center Jon Teske grabs a  rebound in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.

Teske was named tournament MVP after leading Michigan to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship as the Wolverines beat Iowa State, North Carolina and Gonzaga. North Carolina and Gonzaga were ranked No. 6 and No. 8, respectively, in the AP poll at the time.

In the tournament championship game vs. Gonzaga, Teske had 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Wolverines (7-0), who return to action Tuesday night at Louisville in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (7:30 p.m., ESPN).

Louisville is the new No. 1 team in this week’s AP poll and Michigan is No. 4.

This is the first Big Ten Player of the Week honor for Teske, who is a senior center. He shares the award with Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr.