Amir Coffey is only four games into his Gophers career, but he's already being recognized as one of the top freshmen in the Big Ten.
After a career-high 30-point performance in Friday's win against St. John's, Coffey was named Big Ten Conference freshman of the week Monday.
Coffey was the first Gophers freshman to score 30 points in a game since Kris Humphries did it twice in 2003-04. The 6-foot-8 former Hopkins standout shot 9-for-14 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free-throw line against St. John's.
The last Gophers player to earn Big Ten weekly freshman honors was Jordan Murphy last season.
Coffey leads Minnesota and ranks 11th in the conference in scoring with 15.8 points per game, which is second among Big Ten freshmen. He’s also tied for 10th in the conference with 1.3 steals per game.