Big Ten announces 2011 all-conference teams

  • 03/07/2011 7:34 pm in

Unlike last season, when Verdell Jones received an All-Big Ten honorable mention nod and Christian Watford an All-Freshman selection, there’s no Indiana flavor on any of this season’s All-Big Ten teams.

Here are the teams, as announced earlier this evening by the conference:

Coaches Selections (unanimous selections in all caps)

FIRST TEAM
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
JAJUAN JOHNSON, Purdue
E’Twaun Moore, Purdue
Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM
Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
William Buford, Ohio State
David Lighty, Ohio State
Talor Battle, Penn State

THIRD TEAM* (multiple honorees due to tie)
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Darius Morris, Michigan
Draymond Green, Michigan State
John Shurna, Northwestern
Michael Thompson, Northwestern
Jon Diebler, Ohio State

HONORABLE MENTION
Mike Davis, Illinois
Melsahn Basabe, Iowa
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
Jeff Brooks, Penn State
Lewis Jackson, Purdue
Keaton Nankivil, Wisconsin

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Jereme Richmond, Illinois
Melsahn Basabe, Iowa
TIM HARDAWAY JR., Michigan
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
JARED SULLINGER, Ohio State

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Delvon Roe, Michigan State
AARON CRAFT, Ohio State
David Lighty, Ohio State
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JaJuan Johnson, Purdue

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JaJuan Johnson, Purdue

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: JARED SULLINGER, Ohio State

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Painter, Purdue

Media Selections

FIRST TEAM
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Talor Battle, Penn State
JAJUAN JOHNSON, Purdue
E’Twaun Moore, Purdue
JORDAN TAYLOR, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM
Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
William Buford, Ohio State
David Lighty, Ohio State
Jon Leuer, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Darius Morris, Michigan
Draymond Green, Michigan State
Michael Thompson, Northwestern
Jon Diebler, Ohio State

HONORABLE MENTION
Mike Davis, Illinois
Mike Tisdale, Illinois
Melsahn Basabe, Iowa
Bryce Cartwright, Iowa
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
Blake Hoffarber, Minnesota
John Shurna, Northwestern
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Jeff Brooks, Penn State
Lewis Jackson, Purdue
Keaton Nankivil, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JaJuan Johnson, Purdue

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: JARED SULLINGER, Ohio State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Painter, Purdue

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  • stonaroni

    You must be friends with Hulls. Craft was a unanimous first team selection for defense, UNANIMOUS!

    Hulls is arguably the worst defensive guard in the Big 10. Craft guarded every one’s top guard each night. Hulls was hidden on someone else since JR and VO took the heavy hitters.

    Just because Hulls hustles doesn’t mean it equates to great defense.

    Crafts 2 more assist/game makes up for the point differential of -4 compared to Hulls.

    And Craft was the true PG and backbone to the team. Hulls mixes in PG with SG and our team won 3 games.

  • stonaroni

    I agree. Earn it and work harder if you do not like it.

    The media has nothing against IU. IU’s terrible season has everything to do with the player snub.

  • Anonymous

    When did IU win those games? When Hulls was starting at point guard, and was allowed to lead the team.

    The assist per game could easily be accounted for by better players. Who is Hulls passing to? VJ and Pritchard. Who is Craft passing to? Diebler and Sullinger. Assists aren’t an individual stat.

    When VJ was out, and Hulls played major minutes at PG, and the team won, with better team defense (as many commenters on here noted), where was Hulls hiding?

    And no, I don’t know him at all.

  • Anonymous

    Honorable mention, All-Big Ten. Which Craft received. That’s my point of comparison. My whole point was that Craft was honorable mention All-Big Ten, while Hulls wasn’t. That seemed wrong. It makes plenty of sense. It’s a direct comparison of who had a better season. My point is that Hulls did. It’s supported by numbers. I prefer to be on the side of numbers. I know perfectly well why Craft won the honor. He played above average basketball on a good team. That doesn’t mean he had a better year than Hulls.

  • Anonymous

    Hey we do have the biggest student section. And to see the hall still full after 3 seasons of losing says alot. We are the best fans in all of sports quite possibly. So cheers to us!

    first all fan team
    1.Indiana
    2.Indiana
    3.Indiana
    4.Indiana
    5.Indiana

    Honorable Mention
    1.Indiana
    2.Indiana
    3.Indiana
    4.Indiana
    5.Indiana
    well you get the point….

  • stonaroni

    We beat Ill, Hulls did not guard McCamey. We beat Minn, Hulls di not guard Nolen who he got tourched by in the second half in game 1 at Minn and Nolen was out game 2, nor did he lock up Hoffarber. Both games we won with Hulls was hiding out on the worst 3 guard.

    Defense. What was your response?

    We were LUCKY enough to win 3 Big 10 games and Hulls was the reason huh? I say JR had more to do with it since he was locking up the best scorers and he was forced to play more minutes. Our 3 wins can be accounted for due to JR as much as Hulls.
    Hulls is a great kid, but obviously not the answer at PG for this team and in a league full of pro prospect point guards, he was left on the sidelines where he should be. If nyone has a gripe it is Cwat.

    But, Cwat gave up 16 ppg and scored 16 ppg. Nothing impressive ther, push every night out.

  • ldiu

    We are what our record says we are.

  • hoosierforlife

    not to disrespect any of the points that have been made but i believe that as a respect thing that all teams should at least find a way to have someone on the list… yeah watford was giving up points but he is also kind of guarding someone out of his position… i think you could make a couple of points besides even craft… what about tisdale… illinois got 3 people on the list and in my opinion failed to reach expectations… tisdales states have stayed around the 10 point and 6 rebounds the whole time he has been there… jeff brooks much improved from last year avg 13… the only problem i have with people talkin about one player giving up points is… is that defense is team thing… yeah you can be hard nosed and good on your player but what if you gotta help your teammate out bc he cant defend and your player scores as a result… i think we did have one player on the list which was kory barnett got the big ten sportsmanship award… but no offense to him was just like a hey you got one person on the board thing…