Palmer earns Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Palmer earns Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honor

James Palmer, Jr. (24) scored a combined 43 points in wins over Illinois and Michigan at Pinnacle Bank Arena last week. Photo by Kenny Larabee.

 

Nebraska junior guard James Palmer, Jr. was selected as the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. He shared the award with Purdue’s Carsen Edwards.

Palmer averaged 21.5 points on 58 percent shooting, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game in wins over Illinois and Michigan last week.

Against the Illini, Palmer had a game-high 24 points, including a game-winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left. Against Michigan on Thursday, Palmer had a game-high 19 points, along with four rebounds and two assists.

On the season, Palmer has consistently been Nebraska’s lead scorer with 15.8 points per game. He’s also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds per contest.

Palmer is the first Husker this season and the first since Tai Webster on Jan. 2, 2017 to be named Co-Big Ten Player of the week.

The Huskers (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten) are on the road Monday evening to face No. 13 Ohio State (17-4, 8-0 Big Ten) at the Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Pregame coverage on KLIN begins at 6:04.