Every week The Catch and Shoot will name a Player of the Week, Freshman of the Week, Team of the Week and Game of the Week from the five Division I schools in the Chicago area.
Here are the winners for the second week of the season (Nov. 23-Nov. 29):
Player of the Week
Tre Demps, Northwestern
Demps averaged 16.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting in three games last week. The senior scored 21 points against North Carolina while making four 3-pointers. In a weekend victory over New Orleans, he had a well-rounded game with 16 points, five assists and three steals.
Honorable mentions: Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern; Elliot Cole, Chicago State; Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul; Tommy Hamilton, DePaul
Freshman of the Week
Dikembe Dixson, UIC
Dixson gets his second award in as many weeks after averaging 9.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in UIC’s two games last week. The 6-foot-7 forward has continued to struggle from the field at 32.5 percent on the year, but he has been the Flames’ second-leading scorer with 10.5 points per contest.
Team of the Week
The Wildcats managed to not get completely blown out of the water by North Carolina. They came back the next day to beat Missouri, and then demolished New Orleans over the weekend.
Northwestern is the only local team with fewer than three losses.
Game of the Week
Illinois 82, Chicago State 79
Chicago State took Illinois to the wire last Monday. The Cougars led by 14 points with fewer than 11 minutes remaining, but they lost at the buzzer when Illini freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands drilled a corner 3-pointer.