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Thursday / May 13.
  • Iowa’s Luka Garza beats out Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu for Big Ten Player of the Year; Michigan’s Juwan Howard named Coach of the Year, Hunter Dickinson Freshman of the Year

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    Iowa’s Luka Garza beat out Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu for Big Ten Player of the Year honors in voting from both the coaches and the media.

    Michigan’s Juwan Howard was named Coach of the Year, and Michigan freshman big man Hunter Dickinson was named Freshman of the Year.

    Here are all the awards:

    2020-21 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Awards
    (Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS)

    COACHES SELECTIONS

    FIRST TEAM
    Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
    AYO DOSUNMU, ILLINOIS
    LUKA GARZA, IOWA
    E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
    Trevion Williams, Purdue

    SECOND TEAM
    Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
    Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
    Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
    Isaiah Livers, Michigan
    Franz Wagner, Michigan

    THIRD TEAM
    Marcus Carr, Minnesota
    Aaron Henry, Michigan State
    Duane Washington Jr., Ohio State
    Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
    D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Trent Frazier, Illinois
    Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
    Eric Ayala, Maryland
    Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
    Geo Baker, Rutgers

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
    Andre Curbelo, Illinois
    Keegan Murray, Iowa
    Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
    Zach Edey, Purdue
    Jaden Ivey, Purdue

    ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
    Trent Frazier, Illinois
    Darryl Morsell, Maryland
    Aaron Henry, Michigan State
    Jamari Wheeler, Penn State
    Myles Johnson, Rutgers

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luka Garza, Iowa
    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Darryl Morsell, Maryland
    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
    SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Andre Curbelo, Illinois
    COACH OF THE YEAR: Juwan Howard, Michigan

    BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES: Trent Frazier, Illinois; Aljami Durham, Indiana; CJ Frederick, Iowa; Darryl Morsell, Maryland; Austin Davis, Michigan; Joshua Langford, Michigan State; Gabe Kalscheur, Minnesota; Thorir Thorbjarnarson, Nebraska; Ryan Greer, Northwestern; Kyle Young, Ohio State; John Harrar, Penn State; Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue; Paul Mulcahy, Rutgers; Carter Higginbottom, Wisconsin.

    MEDIA SELECTIONS

    FIRST TEAM
    Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
    AYO DOSUNMU, ILLINOIS
    Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
    LUKA GARZA, IOWA
    Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

    SECOND TEAM
    Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
    Isaiah Livers, Michigan
    Marcus Carr, Minnesota
    E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
    Trevion Williams, Purdue

    THIRD TEAM
    Franz Wagner, Michigan
    Aaron Henry, Michigan State
    Duane Washington Jr., Ohio State
    Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
    D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Trent Frazier, Illinois
    Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
    CJ Fredrick, Iowa
    Eric Ayala, Maryland
    Darryl Morsell, Maryland
    Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
    Teddy Allen, Nebraska
    John Harrar, Penn State
    Myreon Jones, Penn State
    Myles Johnson, Rutgers
    Jacob Young, Rutgers

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luka Garza, Iowa
    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
    COACH OF THE YEAR: Juwan Howard, Michigan



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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.