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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  • N71

    Speechless.

  • Anonymous

    Hulls was better than Aaron Craft. I’m confident saying that.

  • Anonymous

    You have got to be kidding me

  • Despicable

  • IUDan

    Sorry – got cut off. I am an OSU season ticket holder – but Hoosier fan first. I have seen EVERY game for both teams, and that statement is crazy. Don’t get me wrong – Jordan has been good for us, but Craft is a great player, and has done it all for OSU – he has been a lockdown defender, a go-to guy on scoring, and is in every way their floor general.

    He walked into a gaping hole on that team and filled it incredibly well.

  • cooper

    why is anyone shocked by this? IU was the worst team in the league with no star player. I can’t think of a player from IU who even sort of deserved it.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t, actually…conference stats: Hulls-12.4 PPG, 2.7 AST, 2.3 REB, .45 FG% Craft-8.1 PPG, 4.6 AST, 2.7 REB, .43 FG%. Hulls only played 2 more minutes per game, and he played off the ball far more than Craft, hence the assist differential. But Craft also got to dump it into Sullinger, and pass it off to Diebler/Buford for 3’s.

    And if you look at the overall season numbers, Hulls has an even greater advantage in shooting percentages and points. So, yeah, I’m not kidding. Hulls had a better year. Craft was just on the better team.

  • Anonymous

    I like that you made your case and kept your cool.

  • Anonymous

    Hulls is a So., craft was on All-Frosh team

  • Anonymous

    I agree with cooper here. When you’re dead last in the conference your not going to get any consideration and why would you? With that being said, if Oladipo or Sheehey would have avg. somewhere around the 25 min/game mark they may very well have been on the All-Freshman team.

  • Anonymous

    Keep your fingers crossed buddy. I don’t see us being great again for a really long time.

  • Anonymous

    I’d also like to say that Matt Painter was very well deserving of COY. Think it’s safe to say that we won’t see Crean’s name attached to that honor ever. Hope I’m wrong, but don’t think I am.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I’m well aware. I was referring to Craft being Media Honorable Mention All-Big Ten.

  • Anonymous

    My bad, didn’t see that. I would assume the #1 difference maker there was the fact that OSU is good and IU…..well isn’t.

  • IUDan

    I think it’s a case of stats not telling the story. Craft doesn’t score as much because he doesn’t have to – as you said, he’s on a much better team. Put him on the Hoosiers, and he scores ALOT more.

    I don’t want to knock Jordy – he’s really improved and is the heart of our team . . . but Craft is simply better. I just think if you watch both players over the season, it’s pretty evident.

    But we can agree to disagree on this. I think the point of the list is really that, as a whole, we just need to get better. I hope all the players take this as a personal challenge.

  • Anonymous

    If Oladipo would have seen more minutes he could have been on a list somewhere. He deserved more minutes this year. Sheehey should have seen more minutes too. Hopefully we will see several names up here next year.

  • Anonymous

    There’s enough here to feed whatever view you have:

    A. IU’s players really weren’t very good this year (well, that’s a duhh…)

    B. The players aren’t very good because Tom Crean didn’t recruit good players

    C. Tom Crean didn’t recruit good enough players because he’s still ramping up recruiting and the real good ones aren’t here yet

    D. The players are good but Tom Crean messed them up

    E. The B10 is way better this year so there’s more good players

    F. It’s the refs

    My view is A, C, and E. For now.

  • Anonymous

    Jajuan Johnson and Etwaun Moore are Indiana kids maybe if we would have had CTC 5 years ago we could have landed them.

  • When was the last time IU didn’t even have an honorable mention?

  • Anonymous

    Just curious, which one of the Hoosiers do you think got “snubbed”? I am not looking for an argument, I just want to know who you think got snubbed.

    In my opinion, we don’t have anyone who should be too upset about missing any of the lists.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I definitely agree IU needs to get better. But, as to your argument, would putting Craft on IU really make his numbers better? There would be no one inside that would force teams to leave Craft. There wouldn’t be nearly the same outside threats either to draw defenders.

    I mean, if you want to make that argument, you have to be willing to do the opposite, and put Hulls on OSU. You don’t think he’d be dominant in that offense, with defenders needing to collapse inside on Sullinger, and defenders needing to respect another great shooter in Diebler? I think he’d get at least, what, one or two more 3’s a game, easy? And if that happens, we’re talking about him averaging 15 or 18 a game. I mean, if you think it’s easier to play well on a bad team than a good team, I have a hard time agreeing with that argument. Your argument basically is that Craft would have a larger role in the offense on a worse team. Mine is that Hulls would have a lot more open shots in Matta’s offense, along with more assists, since he’d be passing to better players. I’d say that even if both of those things are true, and both players numbers expanded accordingly, Hulls would still have superior numbers. Thoughts?

  • Guest

    IU is the only team out of 11 that didn’t have at least one player on either the media or coach’s list. What if 5 of the honorable mentions were put on a Fourth Team and then a Fifth and Six Team were selected. Would an IU player make it onto a Fifth or Sixth team or could we finally get to the Honorable Mention list? Iowa had only 1 player on one list and 2 on the other. Guess that’s what being in next-to-last place and last place means, huh? But 27 individual players on combined lists and no one from IU. Maybe that’s why we are in last place.

  • Anonymous

    With all due respect to Jordan, I’m no sure with his defense he’d see the floor. Jordy I a great shooter and will be a great player, but not quite there yet

  • Anonymous

    Are those numbers from the entire season or from conference play?
    All year I kept saying “need more Will” (in my best Christopher Walken voice,) but I think his PT went up quite a bit in conference play. I could be wrong, just a perception.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed!!!!!

    (That being said, if Azur wants to make a VO highlight reel he’s going to look like the second coming of Julius Erving.)

  • Anonymous

    Next year I’d at least expect Zeller on the all-freshman team, Creek (if healthy) and Watford to be higher than honorable mention, and I’d also look for Sheehey on the all-defensive team.

  • Would have thought that Rivers would have made the Defensive team……….

  • MillaRed

    This is the icing on our crappy cake. Another season to forget completely. It’s been so great to be a Hoosier fan!

  • millzy32

    Not even close to a snub on this thing. If anyone feels that we should have someone on this list then they are looking through rose colored glasses and maybe even smoking some funny stuff a little too often. This team was 3-15 and 11th in the Big Ten and was swept by the 10th place team.

    If they gave an award for “Tries pretty hard” then maybe Sheehey and Oladipo would get a look, maybe.

  • Anonymous

    crap – i thought he was a senior – i hope he goes pro – I am already tired of playing against him

  • millzy32

    I disagree but even if I agreed then what would Hulls get an award for that Craft qualified for? Fresman? No. Defense? Heck no. Sixth man? No he’s a starter. The comparison makes no sense man. I like Hulls too and I think he’ll be a great player for us when it’s all said and done but Craft is also a pretty heady guy with better handles by far.

  • MillaRed

    Personally I thought Watford had a chance for all-defense and Moore as a 6th man. But that’s just me. Someone please shoot me.

  • MillaRed

    He faded once the D keyed on him. Soon after the team got worse and everyone looked bad. I thought mid-way through the season he had a shot.

  • MillaRed

    What he needs is a coach that can help him put it all together. He’s too wild. But the overall athleticism for a frosh was top 10 IMO. A year in the weight room and some good coaching should get him to the next level along with Will. And at this rate they both should be starting if we want to get this thing moving in the right direction at an acceptable pace.

    Because at the moment our improvement is snail-like in its velocity.

  • Anonymous

    I think VO is a great “team” addition. I am not sure he will take over a lot of games, but i think he’d make any good system look better when he’s on the floor. IU’s problem is that there is not a good system in place so VO is having to force things instead of playing his natural role as boost in the system – kind of vague I know.

  • Jmfriedman

    Did Capobianco make the “All FOUL team”? If not, then he got snubbed.

    I am really ready for this season to be over. I have no excitement left for this year…. all out…. I guess I will be cheering for Indiana…………….State….. in the tournament.

  • Paynilia

    Over anyone but Lighty. We finished 3-17 in our last 20 games, and the only reason we won those 3 is b/c Rivers was ALL over Novak, McCamey, and Hoffarber. W/o Jeremiah we finish with ZERO big ten wins

  • Jmfriedman

    My answer to this is…… “money talks”. Bottom line- ( and this is a DIRECT quote from high up in the IU family). “There are too many people with A LOT of money that want IU to be good at basketball again. It isn’t a matter of “if”, it is a matter of “when”.. I am not saying you can “buy” a good team, but you sure as hell can make it attractive for kids to come and play in the best facilities on earth- Cook Hall for example—-The real challenge is to do it properly, fairly, and in a way that will not jeopardize what IU stands for (UK for example has not done it properly). Have faith…..

  • HoosierFromCT

    All season.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, I hope the Hoosiers beat Penn State AND Wissy — just for you (well, OK, for all of us). But, seriously, you’re a great fan and you’ve stuck with it.

  • MillaRed

    Ha ha thanks man. I do love my Hoosiers. Tough love. Love – hate. All of that stuff. But the last three years have been like eating pine cones.

    At this point I just want them to give PSU a game. Another Illinois type performance will once again suggest we hit rock bottom like it was 3 years ago.

  • MillaRed

    If we look like this next year I might be driven to wearing glasses and smoking funny stuff. I can’t take it any longer! More realistically I’ll drink a 6-pack and kick the dog like usual.

  • Openroadvt1100

    Wow. Not one damn indiana player, coach, manager, water boy, trombone player or cheerleader mentioned at all. Damn. At what point does bloomington have an actual floor general rise up and play like Tom Coverdale, or a Calbert Chaney? I to am out of energy for this season. Good thing there is only one more game/loss left this year.

  • Anonymous

    I almost choked when I read that first part, then quickly realized you were joking. You got me, good one.

  • Anonymous

    Why are you on this website? An OSU season ticket holder? I’m sure you’re a nice guy but we and OSU don’t mix. You’ve got to make up your mind OSUDan.

  • Anonymous

    The point is not whether Craft is better than Hulls. The point is that Craft is a Buckeye and Hulls is a Hoosier. Come on OSUDan:)

  • Anonymous

    Craft is junk and Tressel is a cheater. Maybe OSU’s program will get gutteg like ours.

  • Anonymous

    Without Craft, though, there’s a major hole, right? Who on the roster is playing over Hulls if Craft is playing for IU in this hypothetical? Hulls is a mediocre defender, but he led the nation in effective field goal percentage for most of the year, until the defenses realized that it was better to make Watford and Jones try to beat them. At no point in the year would defenses key on Hulls, not when Sullinger and Diebler are also playing, along with OSU’s other stud players, the players that make them probably the best team in the country, as you well know. And with IU, Hulls is often not the worst defender on the court. If he was that for OSU, and again, I don’t know that he would be, I’ll not pretend to know more than an OSU fan/season ticket holder, but with a better team defense around him, his deficiencies could be hidden more. Craft is able to gamble for steals because he knows he has help, from everyone around him. Not so with IU, sadly.

  • Anonymous

    Not only did no IU player make any of the above teams, every other school had at least two players on an All-Conference team.

    The question of the season is were we awful because our talent is substandard, or did we just play poorly, which caused us to be awful.

  • N71

    When are some of these cheats going to be brought to justice:

    Kentucky
    UCONN
    Syracuse
    Tennesee
    Baylor
    St. John’s and Ohio State make you wonder