Indiana picked to win the Big Ten by Lindy’s Sports, Trayce Jackson-Davis named preseason Big Ten player of the year

  • 09/16/2022 11:52 am in

The Lindy’s Sports 2022-23 preview magazine – an annual publication previewing the upcoming college basketball season – hit newsstands this week.

Lindy’s, which picked Indiana as its preseason No. 6 team nationally, has a regional cover being sold in Indiana featuring Xavier Johnson.

Here are some notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at large from the annual publication:

· Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in Lindy’s preseason top 40, which is topped by preseason No. 1 North Carolina. The Big Ten teams in the top 40 include Indiana (No. 6), Michigan (No. 7), Ohio State (No. 27), Purdue (No. 28), Michigan State (No. 31), Rutgers (No. 32), Illinois (No. 36) and Iowa (No. 39).

· Eight Big Ten teams are projected to make the 2023 NCAA tournament: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Rutgers, Illinois and Iowa.

· Lindy’s ranked all 32 conferences in college basketball and ranked the Big Ten first.

· Three Big Ten players earned Lindy’s preseason All-American honors. Trayce Jackson-Davis of Indiana and Kris Murray of Iowa are second-team selections and Hunter Dickinson of Michigan is a third-team selection.

· Lindy’s ranked the top 150 players in college basketball and included the following Big Ten players: Jackson-Davis (No. 5), Dickinson (No. 8), Zach Edey (No. 13), Murray (No. 14), Clifford Omoruyi (No. 35), Jamison Battle (No. 55), Jalen Pickett (No. 66), Terrence Shannon Jr. (No. 79), Justice Sueing (No. 89), Matthew Mayer (No. 95), Race Thompson (No. 96), Xavier Johnson (No. 103), Jahmir Young (No. 105), Tyler Wahl (No. 117) and Malik Hall (No. 120).

· Lindy’s picked Indiana to win the Big Ten followed by Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Rutgers, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Penn State, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern and Nebraska.

· Jackson-Davis is Lindy’s pick for preseason Big Ten player of the year and Mayer is the pick for newcomer of the year.

· Jackson-Davis is on the preseason All-Big Ten first team with Murray, Edey, Dickinson and Omoruyi. The second team is Pickett, Shannon Jr., Battle, Mayer and Sueing. The third team is Johnson, Young, Hall, Thompson and Wahl.

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