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Friday / July 12.
  • 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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