Ferrell named second team All-Big Ten, Vonleh named Big Ten freshman of the year

  • 03/10/2014 6:46 pm in

The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the Big Ten Network and Yogi Ferrell, Noah Vonleh and Will Sheehey were among the honorees.

The All-Big Ten first team as selected by the coaches and the media for the 2013-2014 season is Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, Michigan State’s Gary Harris, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble.

Stauskas was named the Big Ten player of the year by the coaches and the media.

Ferrell was a second team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media, while Vonleh was named the league’s freshman of the year by the coaches and the media. Vonleh was also named third team All-Big ten by the coaches and the media.

Sheehey was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media and was also Indiana’s Big Ten sportsmanship award honoree.

Nebraska’s Tim Miles was named the league’s coach of the year by the coaches and Michigan’s John Beilein was the media’s choice for the same award.

Ohio State’s Aaron Craft was named the Big Ten defensive player of the year by the coaches for the second time.

The complete list of winners is available after the jump.



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  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Fuel for next year. Get em Yogi. Good job Noah. Wish you would have been 100 percent this year. Best of luck regarding your decision too.

  • Eastwood88_2

    Vonleh…..2015 BT POY

  • INUnivHoosier

    I still don’t get it re: Craft. Maybe someone can change my mind, but he doesn’t seem to be a game changer unless the referees let him slap the other players. I really thought he would foul out of every game this year given the emphasis on blocking and touch fouls.

  • Dagwoods

    I’m the opposite. I think he is a game changer and the reason for OSU’s success. The fact that he didn’t foul out a lot probably emphasizes that he was probably better at defense than people thought. Either way, I’m glad we don’t have to face him anymore.

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  • INUnivHoosier

    That’s the problem. He does foul a lot; they don’t call it.

    There was a funny piece on Black Heart Gold Pants about the “new “rules featuring examples from Aaron Craft.

  • MillaRed

    Yogi was top 5 in the league but they are going to weigh in the teams success and that’s where he came up short. We finish above Iowa and he gets in IMO.

  • jmoney

    I’m not arguing against selections for B1G first team, but Yogi deserved to be in there somewhere. Taking all aspects into account (i.e. ball handling, outside shooting, defense, leadership, etc.), I can’t think of a more important player to his team than Yogi.

    Noah’s accolades were well-deserved, but I hope he comes back for another year. He could stay for his sophomore year and still get drafted before he turns 20! I’m optimistic about the thought that he reclassified to a year earlier so that he could stay for two. I think that we would be a solid team next year without Noah, but we could be elite next year with him.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    No snub here..team has to win more conference games..Yogi got squeezed out by players on better teams.

  • LiveIUBBall

    Will the B1G Frosh of the year stay for another year?

  • HoosierHysteria5

    Boy, I really hope so. However, if there’s one thing this year’s team has taught me it is not to get my hopes up for anything.

  • SCHoosier

    Hard to disagree with the first team..altho Yogi was Mr. Everything for us. Motivation Mr. Ferrell…motivation!!!

  • LiveIUBBall

    Man Yogi, as a senior….

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    With all the great Indiana H.S. players the state can’t put 1 team in the Big Dance..

  • Kyl470

    More like 2014 top 10 pick in the NBA Draft.

  • Kyl470

    Agree. When you finish in the bottom half of the league it’s going to be tough to make the 1st team.

  • Alford Bailey

    That’s kinda sad. Atleast we are starting to keep a few of the really good ones at home(CZ and JBJ).

  • 3AM Burrito

    Yogi definitely deserved 1st team, compare to B1G POY:

    Stauskas: 17.4 ppg; 3.3 RPG; 3.4 APG; 71 3PM

    Yogi: 17.4 ppg; 3 RPG; 3.9 APG; 86 3PM

    Yogi more deserving than Marble, Petteway and Harris.

  • Alford Bailey

    Interesting. Wouldn’t have guessed Yogi made 15 more threes than Stauskas.

  • Eastwood88_2

    #1 In 15. Hard Choice

  • Ole Man

    Do you happen to know Stauskas offensive efficiency?
    I would bet it’s higher, but I could be wrong.
    That might play a part in it.

  • but when u look @ field goal percentage and turnover ratio his numbers don’t stack up favorably

  • all this talent but can’t win more games. can anyone accept accountability? is the lack of 3pt shooting the only reason we struggle as a team or is it poor in-game tactics and inability to play against a zone?

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  • iuoiu

    Agreed – he has a real effect on games, whether he scores or not. Believe me OSU will be a much, much different team without him (and Thad will be looking back to the good old days).

    People get hung up on thinking that the only reason he’s good is because he’s allowed to foul consistently. There are all kinds of holes in that line of reasoning. First, you don’t get that many steals unless you put yourself in the position to do so. You have to know passing lanes, have an understanding of the offense the other team is using, and know how certain players dribble, handle and pass the ball. You have to dedicate yourself to expending more energy on the defensive side of the ball – while knowing that it comes at a cost of decreased offensive production. You also have to have an insane instinct and quick hands – things that you really can’t teach.

    The bottom line is that in order to pin Craft’s success on rampant uncalled fouls, you’d also need to prove a vast, zebra-striped conspiracy to purposefully NOT call fouls on him for 4 years.

  • CreanFaithful

    Who said 3 point shooting is the only reason? While it is a glaring issue with this team, you can add ball handling, turnovers and defensive gaps (some strong defenders, but not as a unit).

  • Mr. Mitchell

    Good Job Hoosiers! Next year we should easily win COY

  • 3AM Burrito

    I am not arguing Yogi over Stauskas for POY just saying Yogi stats are comparable to who won league POY so stands to reason he should be 1st Team all B1G.

  • JetpackJunky

    Plus, don’t overlook that he’s calling plays and managing the defense from the floor the entire time. Kid just has some insane basketball IQ. I think it’s further evidenced in the lack of fouls called on him, he knows what he can do and when he can do it without being called. That’s not a conspiracy, that’s knowing where the line is and walking right up to it. It’s tough and a huge asset.

  • MillaRed

    I’m with you on this one. Craft is the media darling the B1G needs every four years. Sure he can play D, might have wanted to learn how to shoot. 4 years in college and I will play horse with this kid all day long.

    Craft is a good basketball player, not great. He will be playing in Europe if he’s lucky.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I’m with you and I find myself thinking…who is the next B1G darling that will be drooled over for the next couple of years?

  • Kyl470

    I think the Big 10 just took the new emphasis of hand checking and threw it out the window. Officiating in conference was just awful all year. At least in the non conference officials were consistently calling touch fouls. In the Big 10 it was about as random as a coin flip.

  • CreamandCrimson

    The IPFW Mastodons can still get in!

    It’s still incredibly sad and the state should never come even close to getting shut out but there’s still a chance for at least one team as IPFW plays in the Summit League title game.

  • plane1972

    Turnovers. Turnover of the roster and turnover of the ball.

  • calbert40

    If you want to be a 1st team player in the B1G, you gotta have your team finish higher than 8th. As much as this is supposed to be an individual award, it really isn’t. Yogi may have been the league MVP (not same as POY), but we really can’t argue against any of the 5 who did make it. All were deserving, and each played on teams that finished ahead of IU.

  • INUnivHoosier

    I didn’t say he’s not good. He’s not the best defender in the B1G. He does get steals because he is allowed to foul consistently.

    First, a person allowed to foul consistently is more likely to take the risk of batting down on the ball (and across the player’s body and arms.)

    Second, not all of his steals come from clogging the passing lanes. He gets plenty of steals from getting into the player and taking the ball.

    Third, he is a senior and the PG. He should be heavily involved in running both the offense and defense. This has little to do with his defensive prowess and more to do with his experience and position as main ball handler.

    I don’t think it is a conspiracy. I think some players get reputations as a guy that does something (steals, plays great defense, handles the ball well, whatever.) Yogi gets away with a carry on half of his possessions. I think that he would stop doing it if they called it more than once a game. Based on the fact that he can blow by defenders without carrying the ball, he would still be a great player even without carrying it; however, he’s even better because the refs swallow their whistles. Aaron Craft is the same. Sure, he’s a good defender; however, he wouldn’t average 2 steals a game if he weren’t allowed to slap down on players’ arms.

    Maybe I just see a different game than you do. Craft fouls, and he does it a lot. He doesn’t get a lot of fouls called on him, though. He’s a darling. It’s not a conspiracy; it’s just a reputation.

  • ForeverIU

    I don’t understand this first-, second- and third-team thingy. Why are they placing these players in teams? I thought teams were about more than just individual talent. If they are taking into account player roles/positions; e.g., we only include one, at most two, PGs on any of the three teams, then Yogi is competing not with all five players on any given team but those who play similar roles as he does. So is player position/role a factor in the selection? And what of the philosophical question: What is a position or role anyway, and how could you extract a particular player’s role on his regular team and plug it into another, based on abstractions of his role? To me Yogi is one of the ten best players in the league, and that’s good enough for me. I don’t care about these 1st, 2nd, 3rd team gimmicks. We need to win games, not awards. The formula is simple: you win games, you are respected.

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    Contrary to those who argue that Yogi should have been first team I think second is correct. As a point guard, there were too many games we could have won in the second half where he could have been a better leader. Turnovers, bad shots etc. If Yogi can make the jump next year that he made this year with the 2 shooters coming in, Yogi could average double figures in assists and be POY 2015.