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The 6-foot-9, 270-pound senior struggled with off-court issues and weight problems during his time in East Lansing, but flashed the full package this week as he averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists en route to Big Ten player of the week honors.
Nix posted a career-high 25 points to go with 11 rebounds and four steals in a win over Texas after notching nine points and eight rebounds in a victory against Bowling Green.
It is the first weekly award for Nix.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pounder scored 10 points to go with 11 rebounds against the Eagles. McGary also had two assists and a career-best three steals in just 18 minutes.
It is the first weekly award for McGary.
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