It is the first time that Hammons has received the honor and the first for a Purdue player since the award was instituted prior to the 2011-12 season.
The Gary native opened the week with a season-high 30 points on 10-of-14 (.714) shooting from the floor against third-ranked Indiana. He also added five rebounds and a game-high five blocks on the night.
Hammons followed up his performance against the Hoosiers with his second double-double of the season on Saturday at Northwestern, finishing with 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.
A season-high seven of Hammons’ 13 boards at NU came on the offensive glass to lead a Purdue effort that grabbed 24 offensive rebounds on the afternoon. He also matched his season high with three assists and blocked a shot against Northwestern.
The Boilermakers will travel to Penn State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network).