Iowa's Bohannon nets Big Ten honor

Mark Emmert

Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week by the conference Monday.

Bohannon was the Hawkeyes' leading scorer in a pair of victories last week — at Rutgers (83-63) and against Nebraska (81-70). The Linn-Mar graduate had 17 points against the Scarlet Knights and 15 against the Cornhuskers. He also had six assists and five rebounds in the two games. Bohannon made 9 of 13 3-pointers (69 percent) in the games and became Iowa's single-season freshman leader with 54 makes from the arc. He broke the previous mark of 52 by Matt Gatens in 2009.

Iowa's Jordan Bohannon drives to the hoop during the Hawkeyes' game against Stetson at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

The honor is the first of Bohannon’s career and the fourth time a Hawkeye has garnered a weekly accolade from the Big Ten Conference this season. Peter Jok was named Player of the Week on Nov. 21 and Dec. 12, while Isaiah Moss was tabbed Freshman of the Week on Dec. 12.

Bohannon and the Hawkeyes return to action on Wednesday at Minnesota, carrying a three-game winning streak.