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Saturday / April 20.
  • Ohio State’s Bates-Diop and Holtmann, Michigan State’s Jackson receive Big Ten awards

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    Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop was named Big Ten Player of the Year by conference coaches and media, while Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann was named Coach of the Year.

    After being picked 11th in the conference, Buckeyes finished second and will be the No. 2 seed when the Big Ten Tournament begins Wednesday in New York. 

    Holtmann has now won Big East Coach of the Year and Big Ten Coach of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons.

    Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson, a projected NBA lottery pick, was named Freshman of the Year by conference coaches and media and Defensive Player of the Year by conference coaches.

    Michigan’s Duncan Robinson was named Sixth Man of the Year by conference coaches.

    The complete list of All-Conference honorees and individual award winners is linked above and listed below.

    2017-18 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team

    As selected by Big Ten coaches

    FIRST TEAM

    MILES BRIDGES, MICHIGAN STATE

    James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

    KEITA BATES-DIOP, OHIO STATE

    Tony Carr, Penn State

    Carsen Edwards, Purdue

    SECOND TEAM

    Juwan Morgan, Indiana

    Moritz Wagner, Michigan

    Jae’Sean Tate, Ohio State

    Vincent Edwards, Purdue

    Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

    THIRD TEAM

    Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

    Cassius Winston, Michigan State

    Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

    Isaac Haas, Purdue

    HONORABLE MENTION

    Leron Black, Illinois

    Robert Johnson, Indiana

    Tyler Cook, Iowa

    Kevin Huerter, Maryland

    Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Michigan

    Nick Ward, Michigan State

    Nate Mason, Minnesota

    Isaac Copeland Jr., Nebraska

    Lamar Stevens, Penn State

    Mike Watkins, Penn State

    Dakota Mathias, Purdue

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

    Trent Frazier, Illinois

    Bruno Fernando, Maryland

    JAREN JACKSON JR., MICHIGAN STATE

    Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

    Brad Davison, Wisconsin

    ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

    Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

    JAREN JACKSON JR., MICHIGAN STATE

    Josh Reaves, Penn State

    Mike Watkins, Penn State

    Dakota Mathias, Purdue

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

    Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

    SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR:

    Duncan Robinson, Michigan

    COACH OF THE YEAR:

    Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

    Unanimous selections IN ALL CAPS

    2017-18 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

    Aaron Jordan, Illinois; Collin Hartman, Indiana; Nicholas Baer, Iowa; Michal Cekovsky, Maryland; Duncan Robinson, Michigan; Tum Tum Nairn Jr., Michigan State; Dupree McBrayer, Minnesota; Evan Taylor, Nebraska; Gavin Skelly, Northwestern; Andrew Dakich, Ohio State; Julian Moore, Penn State; P.J. Thompson, Purdue; Mike Williams, Rutgers; Aaron Moesch, Wisconsin.

    2017-18 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team

    As selected by Media Voting Panel

    FIRST TEAM

    MILES BRIDGES, MICHIGAN STATE

    KEITA BATES-DIOP, OHIO STATE

    Tony Carr, Penn State

    Carsen Edwards, Purdue

    Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

    SECOND TEAM

    Juwan Morgan, Indiana

    Moritz Wagner, Michigan

    Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

    James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

    Vincent Edwards, Purdue

    THIRD TEAM

    Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

    Nick Ward, Michigan State

    Cassius Winston, Michigan State

    Isaac Haas, Purdue

    HONORABLE MENTION

    Leron Black, Illinois

    Trent Frazier, Illinois

    Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

    Tyler Cook, Iowa

    Kevin Huerter, Maryland

    Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Michigan

    Nate Mason, Minnesota

    Isaac Copeland Jr., Nebraska

    Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

    Dererk Pardon, Northwestern

    Jae’Sean Tate, Ohio State

    Lamar Stevens, Penn State

    Mike Watkins, Penn State

    Dakota Mathias, Purdue

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

    Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:

    Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

    COACH OF THE YEAR:

    Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

    Unanimous selections IN ALL CAPS

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.