Chicago Weekly Awards, Feb. 27

Photo: UIC Athletics

Every week for the 2016-17 season, The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week among the five Division I schools in the Chicago area.

Here are the winners for the 15th week of the season (Feb. 20-Feb. 26):

Player of the Week

Tarkus Ferguson, UIC

Ferguson flirted with a triple-double shy twice last week while averaging 12.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games, although UIC lost the whole trio.

The 6’4″ freshman dropped 11 points, 9 boards and 8 dimes on Green Bay while also posting a career-high 3 blocks. One game later he exploded for 22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and a career-high 4 steals against Northern Kentucky.

Honorable mention: Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul; Milton Doyle, Loyola; Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

Freshman of the Week

Tarkus Ferguson, UIC

Honorable mention: Marcus Ottey, UIC

Team of the Week


The Blue Demons knocked off Georgetown for their first road win of the season and then nearly upset Seton Hall as well in their return home.

Game of the Week

DePaul 67, Georgetown 65

DePaul came back from down 65-61 in the final 62 seconds to stun Georgetown on two Billy Garrett Jr. free throws with 0.2 seconds left.

Past awards:

Feb. 20

Feb. 13

Feb. 6

Jan. 30

Jan. 23

Jan. 16

Jan. 9

Jan. 2

Dec. 26

Dec. 19

Dec. 12

Dec. 5

Nov. 28

Nov. 21

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