It hasn't taken long for Kofi Cockburn to make an impact for Illinois men's basketball. The 7-foot freshman already boasts two double-doubles in three regular-season games.
Those performances resulted in a pair of Illini wins -- and Cockburn's first ever league award.
Cockburn on Monday was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. He tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over Nicholls State last Tuesday, then posted 23 points and 14 boards in a triumph at Grand Canyon last Friday.
Cockburn is the first Illini freshman in 37 years to notch double-digit points and rebounds in both of his first two outings. He added another nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks in Sunday night's loss at No. 21 Arizona.