Minnesota C Liam Robbins earns national honor following dominant stretch
After Liam Robbins was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, he received another big-time award on Tuesday.
Robbins has been named the USBWA National Player of the Week after how dominant he was in this past week’s games:
Turning heads at the national level.
— Minnesota Men's Basketball (@GopherMBB) January 5, 2021
His best performance came against Ohio State on Jan. 3 when he had 27 points with 14 rebounds. Robbins also added five blocks as he was unstoppable down low against the Buckeyes. It was his first double-double of the season as the Golden Gophers ended up winning that game, 77-60.
Overall, he averaged 19 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in this past week’s stretch which also included games against Wisconsin and Michigan State.
Against the Badgers, he had 12 points with nine rebounds and three blocks. For Minnesota’s game against the Spartans, Robbins had 18 points with nine rebounds and two assists.
This likely will not be the last time Robbins receives this award as he’s been absolutely dominant all season. He’s been averaging 14 points per game with almost eight rebounds per game too. Defensively, Robbins is a terror with 2.8 blocks per game.