Ferrell, Blackmon Jr. named to preseason All-Big Ten team

  • 10/14/2015 4:18 pm in

In advance of Thursday’s media day in Chicago, the Big Ten announced its preseason 10-player all-conference team on Wednesday afternoon. Indiana was represented with two players on the 10-man team.

Senior Yogi Ferrell and sophomore James Blackmon Jr. joined Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes, Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Maryland’s Jake Layman and Melo Trimble, Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff and Purdue’s A.J. Hammons.

Trimble, Valentine, Hammons and Hayes were all unanimous selections to the team, which was voted on by a panel of conference media.

Trimble, a sophomore, was named the Big Ten preseason player of the year.

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  • inLinE6

    Ferrell not being a unanimous selection is a joke.

  • GaHoosier


    That was my first thought after reading this article.

  • Hoosierkamp

    surprised no Troy…… I would think he would be on it over Blackmon.

    And good…. motivation for Yogi to own Trimble again.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Agreed also. BS in my mind not having Yogi unanimous. Troy’s treatment already is showing disrespect. TW will be All Big Ten 2nd or 1st team at end of year. Keeping IU players down is going to be very dangerous this year/season.

  • Ms hoosier

    Yogi is so under appreciated!!! Hope he proves all his critics wrong this year and leads this team to a final four!! He’s got the heart to do it

  • TomJameson

    That’s why I absolutely hate pre-season crap like this. Some you can agree with, and others you just scratch your head.

    Yogi for sure should be unanimous selection, and I don’t know how Troy isn’t on it.

    Yeah, motivation for sure.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I am going to keep this screen open and read/watch the comments that start appearing on this article. Going to be fun!

  • David Macer

    SHM – What the hell, Jake Layman ??

  • Gregory Spera

    Did ‘fourputtsforsnowman’ get a vote?

  • SCHoosier

    Motivation for all 3 Hoosiers: (Yogi-Tory and James)

  • Ms hoosier

    I just don’t get where the experts see Melo better than Yogi. Melo can’t stay with Yogi in no part of the game.

  • Trimble is going to stumble this year and IU’s JBJ will be better. Nigel Hayes is the real deal, but the wiscy magic is fading. Yogi is king. Hammons is a legit challenge, but won’t be able to lead the team anywhere. Talent, experience, and collective fire means IU is the team to beat.

    Hoosiers therefore reign supreme in 2016.

  • Hoosier Hall

    He was first team last season! I can’t believe the disrespect.

  • sarge

    The last sentence of this post almost rivals the pic next to your username in awesome.

  • sarge

    The preseason player of the year is Yogi, no question about it. The only guy who can challenge him by the end of the season is Troy in my opinion, and I am just as puzzled as others as to how he isn’t mentioned here.

  • JT Thomas

    Use this for motivation fellas! Individual awards are good and all but were here for ships!

  • marcusgresham

    I can see that. He’s a match-up nightmare as a 6’9″ guy who plays away from the basket a lot.

  • marcusgresham

    I do love the pic, but I have to admit that blue gives me a south-of-the-Ohio-heebie-jeebies feeling.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    i have a feeling YF and MT are going to be mentioned in the same sentence a lot this year. looking forward to them going head to head

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    hmmm and TW could be the best player on this team, more motivation to go out and dunk on people

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Agreed TW is an amazing player I cannot believe he is not preseason first team. I think at this point is the best small 3/4 guy in the BIG.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    I get that Nigel Hayes is good but he had a lot of really good players around him on that Whiskey team so I don’t see him having that big of an impact this year.

  • straight no chaser

    Yogi will go down as one of the all-time greats of Hoosier Basketball, and that’s all I care about.

  • Young Hoosier

    A lot of harping on JBJ lately. I don’t think people understand just how much his scoring means to the team. I think we were 13-2 when he scored 18 or more.

  • Kyl470

    Agreed, but who really cares. It’s a pre season prediction poll. I remember when Cody Zeller was the pre season All Star and was getting every pre season award out there. However, after the season was over he wasn’t the Big 10 player of the year. He wasn’t a 1st Team All American.

    If Yogi has a great season and isn’t named to the 1st Team All Big Ten then we can call BS.

  • Young Hoosier

    Cody was still arguably the best player in the B1G. The harper on Cody. Other fans absolutely hated him. He wasn’t going to win any awards at the end.

  • sarge

    It’s easier to get shooter’s into playing defense when it goes in too