Verdell Jones, Christian Watford honored by Big Ten

  • 03/08/2010 8:51 pm in

Big Ten Tournament: Indiana Hoosiers v Penn State Nittany LionsIndiana sophomore guard Verdell Jones was named honorable mention All-Big Ten and freshman forward Christian Watford was named to the conference’s All-Freshman team, the Big Ten announced Monday.

Jones finished the regular season with averages of 14.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.3 apg.

Watford posted 12.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg and hit nearly 80 percent of his free throw attempts.

A couple of other notable award recipients:

+ Ohio State’s Evan Turner was named Player of the Year by both the media and coaches.

+ Purdue’s Matt Painter was the choice as Coach of the Year by his peers, while Ohio State’s Thad Matta got the nod from the media. No offense to Matta, but I’m not sure how anyone could not vote for Painter.

+ Illinois guard D.J. Richardson was Freshman of the Year on the coaches balloting, while Northwestern guard Drew Crawford took the honor from the media.

You can access the complete All-Big Ten teams here.

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