Jon Teske came out strong for Michigan against Purdue in the first half of the Big Ten Tournament final on Sunday, scoring 12 first-half points on 5-for-7 shooting to lead the Wolverines into the break with a 38-33 lead. But who is Jon Teske?
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1. Jon Teske entered the contest averaging 3.3 points per game
Teske has been a bit player for Michigan this season, and entered the championship averaging 3.3 points per game in 12.6 minutes per game. He’d been a virtual non-factor in the Big Ten Tournament, scoring 3 points against Iowa, 1 point against Nebraska and going scoreless in the Wolverines’ 75-64 semifinals win over Michigan State on Saturday.
2. Jon Teske was a 3-star recruit
The 7-foot-1, 255-pound Teske was a 3-star recruit, according to the 247Sports Composite. The Medina, Ohio product was the No. 17 center in the nation and the No. 10 player in his home state for the class of 2016.
3. Jon Teske was three points away from tying is season high (15 points) by halftime
Teske is flashing the potential that made him a coveted recruit but hadn’t yet been seen on the college level. In addition to his 12 points at the half, he had recorded 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 block. It remains to be seen how much Purdue will focus on Teske defensively in the second half, or if the Boilermakers will just hope the lightly hyped center cools off.
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