Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson Earns Big Ten Player Of The Week

By November 18, 2019 (4:00 pm)Basketball, Joe Dempsey
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Kaleb Wesson, a junior big man for the No. 10 Ohio State men’s basketball team, was named Big Ten Player of the Week for his excellent performance against then-No. 10 Villanova.

Wesson led the way for Ohio State on both ends of the court, with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and one steal in the Nov. 13 matchup.

His 10 points and 11 boards gave Wesson his second double-double of the season and eighth of his career.

Ohio State (3-0) returns to action Nov. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at Value City Arena against Stetson.

Earlier in the day, the Buckeyes climbed into the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since February of 2018.

Through three games in the 2019-20 campaign, Wesson averages 10.3 points and a team-leading 11.7 rebounds, along with 3.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game.

While the big man’s field-goal percentage has not been as high as expected at 43.5 percent (10 for 23), he has improved his three-point range, knocking down 3 of 7 tries (42.9 percent).

One of the biggest areas of improvement for Kaleb Wesson is his physical fitness, allowing him to average 32 of a possible 40 minutes per contest, which is the most on the team.

Wesson is no stranger to Big Ten accolades, having been selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2017-18 and being named honorable mention All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2018-19.

Below are a few of Wesson’s highlights thus far this season.

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