Gophers’ Shae Kelly is Big Ten Player of the Week
(Gophersports.com) - University of Minnesota senior forward Shae Kelley was named the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging a double-double with 24.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game in the Gophers’ pair of victories over Ohio State and Indiana last week.
It is the second player of the week honor for Kelley as a Gopher and the team’s fourth this season.
Kelley posted a .594 (19-32) field goal percentage and a .909 (10-11) free throw percentage, while adding averages of 7.0 offensive rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game on the week.
She started off the week with a career night at Ohio State on Thursday, posting career-bests with 29 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks in helping Minnesota pick up its third win all-time in Columbus with her sixth double-double of the year.
Kelley continued to impress in the Gophers' home win against the Hoosiers Sunday afternoon, as she paced the team with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four steals for her second-straight double-double and seventh of the season.
Maryland’s Brionna Jones, Michigan’s Shannon Smith and Nebraska’s Natalie Romeo were named to the honor roll, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
The Maroon and Gold is set to host Purdue Thursday night at 7 p.m.