Nov. 25, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- For his performance in two Purdue wins during the week, Bryson Scott has been named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week, the league office announced today.
Scott, a 6-1, 201-pound guard from Fort Wayne, Ind., led the Boilermakers in scoring in each of their two games during the week. In last Wednesday's 83-55 win over Eastern Illinois, Scott tallied 14 points, going 3-of-5 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line, with six rebounds and four steals in just 15 minutes of action.
Then in Sunday's 81-73 win over Siena, the Northrop High School alum tallied a career-high 16 points with two rebounds, a career-high three assists, a block and a steal, while going 5-of-10 from the field and 5-of-8 from the free throw line.
For the week, Scott averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 8-of-15 from the field and 13-of-18 from the free throw line in just 16.0 minutes per contest.
He has scored in double figures in three straight games, averaging 13.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game during that span. For the season, Scott ranks third on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg), fourth in assists (7), tied for first in steals (7) and first in free throws made (20) and attempts (30).
Among Big Ten freshmen, he ranks third in the league in scoring despite ranking 10th in minutes per game. He is also second in steals and fourth in assists. Scott leads all Big Ten freshmen in points per 40 minutes (26.2).
Scott and his teammates will travel to Orlando, Fla., for the Old Spice Classic, tipping off against No. 7-ranked Oklahoma State on ESPN at noon on Thanksgiving Day.