Durrell Summers Garners Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

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Junior guard rakes in first weekly laurel of season for Spartans



Congratulation to Durrell!  Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.

Congratulation to Durrell! Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.


The conference office announced on Monday the 13th weekly men’s basketball award for games played January 25-31. Michigan State’s Durrell Summers earned his first weekly honor of the season after leading the Spartans with double-doubles in two Big Ten contests last week.

Player of the Week:
Durrell Summers, Michigan State
Jr. - 6-4 – G
Detroit - Redford Covenant Christian


Junior Durrell Summers posted two consecutive double-doubles in leading Michigan State to a pair of victories in Big Ten action last week. Overall, the 6-4 guard averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as the Spartans distanced themselves in the race for the conference crown and improved their win streak to nine. In a 57-56 win at Michigan, Summers answered to a hostile environment by registering 10 points, 10 boards and a career-best five assists in a career-high 34 minutes of action. The Detroit, Mich., native followed that performance with a Spartan season-high 24 points, leading MSU to a 79-70 win over Northwestern on Saturday night. In one of his best performances of the season, Summers also grabbed 10 rebounds while connecting on 9-of-13 attempts and sinking two shots from long range. This is the first weekly award of Summers’ career and the first for a Spartan this season.

Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Delvon Roe (Feb. 16, 2009)