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.