Yogi Ferrell, Tom Crean earn Big Ten honors
For the second straight season, Yogi Ferrell is a first team All-Big Ten selection.
The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the BTN and Ferrell was named first team all conference by both the coaches and the media. Ferrell was also named to the Associated Press All-Big Ten team on Monday afternoon and the league’s all-defensive team as voted on by the league’s coaches.
The All-Big Ten first team as selected by the coaches and media: Ferrell (unanimous), Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine (unanimous), Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff (unanimous), Purdue’s A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes.
Tom Crean was named the league’s coach of the year by the coaches and media. Earlier on Monday, Crean was also named the Big Ten coach of the year by the Associated Press.
Valentine was named the Big Ten player of the year by the coaches and the media.
Indiana’s Max Bielfeldt was named the Big Ten’s sixth man of the year as voted upon by the league’s coaches.
Honored to be the Big Ten 6th man of the year! Couldn't have done it without my coaches and teammates around me making me better.
— Max Bielfeldt (@MaxBielfeldt) March 7, 2016
Thomas Bryant (unanimous) was named to the league’s all-freshman team along with Maryland’s Diamond Stone, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (unanimous), Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Happ was named the Big Ten freshman of the year.
Troy Williams was named All-Big Ten third team by the league’s coaches and media and Bryant was named All-Big Ten third team by the league’s coaches and honorable mention by the media.
Senior Ryan Burton was named Indiana’s recipient of the Big Ten sportsmanship award. A complete listing of the 2015-2016 All-Big teams and awards is available below: