Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon Jr. earn third team All-Big Ten honors
The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the Big Ten Network and two Indiana players were recognized.
Sophomore Thomas Bryant earned All-Big Ten third team honors as selected by the league’s coaches and media. Junior James Blackmon Jr. was named third team All-Big Ten by the media. Blackmon Jr. was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches.
The All-Big Ten first team as selected by the coaches and media: Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, Minnesota’s Nate Mason, Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Iowa’s Peter Jok.
Swanigan was named the Big Ten player of the year by the coaches and the media. Miles Bridges of Michigan State was named the Big Ten freshman of the year by the coaches and the media.
Bridges was named to the All-Big Ten second team by the coaches and media and was joined by Michigan’s Derrick Walton Jr., Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh and Malcolm Hill of Illinois. Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig was named All-Big Ten second team by the league’s coaches and Nebraska’s Tai Webster was named All-Big Ten second team by the media.
Minnesota’s Reggie Lynch was named the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year by the league’s coaches. He was joined on the all-defensive team by Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ and Zak Showalter, Northwestern’s Vic Law and Purdue’s Dakota Mathias.
Minnesota’s Richard Pitino was named the Big Ten coach of the year. A complete list of the All-Big Ten conference teams is available below: