Chicago Weekly Awards, March 6

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 16th week of the season (Feb. 27-March 5):

Player of the Week

Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

After an average game against Michigan, McIntosh rebounded with a huge outing against Purdue, posting 25 points and 6 assists. For the week, he averaged 19 points and 5.5 dimes.

With those 6 assists Sunday, McIntosh also broke Northwestern’s program record for a career.

Honorable mention: Fred Sims Jr., Chicago State; Tai Odiase, UIC

Freshman of the Week

Tarkus Ferguson, UIC

Ferguson stuffed the stat sheet again in UIC’s Horizon League quarterfinals win with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. The freshman point guard also played 38 minutes against Green Bay’s high-pressure defense.

Honorable mention: Dominique Matthews, UIC; Brandon Cyrus, DePaul

Team of the Week


The Wildcats effectively clinched their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth with Wednesday’s thrilling win over Michigan.

Game of the Week

Northwestern 67, Michigan 65

Enough said.

Past awards:

Feb. 27

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

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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