Dec. 16, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Purdue freshman Bryson Scott has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Scott, a 6-1, 201-pound guard from Fort Wayne, Ind., was honored after scoring 15 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in just 22 minutes of action in Saturday's contest against Butler. He went 6-of-9 from the field, 2-of-3 from the free throw line and hit his only three-point try for his seventh double-figure outing of the season.
Scott becomes the first Purdue player to win two Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades, an award that dates back to just the 2010-11 season. He also won the award on Nov. 25.
Scott is second among all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.8 ppg), tied for third in assists (1.9 apg) and is first in steals (1.5 spg). He is fourth nationally among freshmen in points / 40 minutes (23.8 ppg) while his 43 free throws made are 18th nationally among freshmen.
Scott is shooting 43.4 percent from the field (36-of-83), is a perfect 4-of-4 (1.000) from three-point range and is 43-of-59 (.729) from the free throw line. He owns a 20:14 (1.43) assist-to-turnover ratio and over the last three games, has 10 assists against just three turnovers in 59 minutes of action.
Over the last two games, Scott is 9-of-16 from the field and 12-of-16 from the free throw line while averaging 15.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game in 23.0 minutes of action.
Scott is part of an impressive freshmen class that has players ranking second (Scott), fifth (Kendall Stephens), ninth (Simpson) and 10th (Smotherman) among all Big Ten freshmen in scoring.
The Boilermakers will host Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday night at Mackey Arena beginning at 7 p.m. (ET).