Preseason All-American Kofi Cockburn can add another accolade to his resume. The Illini seven-footer earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the first time this season.
This will likely not be the last time Cockburn wins this award this season. He currently ranks fourth in the country in scoring (21.8 PPG) and third in rebounding (12.1 RPG).
Unfortunately, with Illinois' last non-conference game of the year canceled, it seems unlikely Kofi Cockburn will be able to repeat next week.