There are 4 locks for First Team All Big Ten, in my opinion.
G Trey Burke, Michigan G Victor Oladipo, Indiana F Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State F Cody Zeller, Indiana
The question is, who rounds out the team? There are quite a few contendors, in no particular order:
G Aaron Craft, Ohio State G Brandon Paul, Illinois G Keith Appling, MSU G Gary Harris, MSU G Andre Hollins, Minnesota G Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan F Branden Dawson, MSU F Trevor Mbakawe, Minnesota F Christian Watford, Indiana C Jared Berggren, Wisconsin C AJ Hammons, Purdue
I would probably give Hardaway Jr. a slight edge at this point, but it is too close to call. Hard to keep a Spartan off the 1st team, but they are so balanced that it is hard to pick one guy.
If I missed someone obvious, make sure to call me an idiot or something in your overly critical response.
Because of one game? ONE game? I didn't know people weren't allowed to have a bad day.
pshaw. Hardaway is a talent, no doubt...but the kid was brutally stifled to 2pts last night (it wasn't a "bad day"...he was totally taken out of the game by a far superior talent - Dawson. btw, he was taken out exactly the same way last year with 2pts too). Head-to-head against Dawson, Hardaway is second-rate at best. And yall can keep Burke in the top-5 - the kid is a genuine phenom, but it's almost guaranteed he's out of the POY race after that ONE GAME disaster.
personally, I'd feel a lot more comfortable if the OP had "locked-in" only one top-5 B1G player (VO) and left the remaining 4 slots open for discussion.