As much as I would love to say AJ Hammons, and I think he just may have the best future of ANY player in the Big Ten, once he matures, I can't add him to this list now.
On the Big Ten Network post game show last night they talked about this question and gave some surprising answers. Shon Morris picked Berggren and Steve Smith picked Appling.
6th Man: RossLaQuinton Ross? Really? That's nuts. Shannon Scott means a hell of a lot more for OSU than Q does. I'd argue that Evan Ravenel means more to OSU than Ross does too. Ross is like the 8th man in an 8 man rotation for Ohio State. King has lost all credibility with just this one pick
King has lost all credibility with just this one pick
My picks. Player of the year in bold.
1st Team: Burke (MICH), Hardaway (MICH), Oladipo (IND), Thomas (OSU), Zeller (IND)
2nd Team: Craft (OSU), Paul (ILL), Harris (MSU), Mbakawe (MINN), Berggren (WISC)
3rd Team: Appling (MSU), Hollins (MINN), Richardson (ILL), Marble (IOWA), Payne (MSU)
Freshman: Harris (MSU), Stauskas (MICH), Dekker (WISC), Robinsion (MICH), Hammons (PUR)
Defense: Craft (OSU), Oladipo (IND), Harris (MSU), Berggren (WISC), Mbakawe (MINN)
Coach of the Year: Groce (ILL) - I can't give it to Ryan because of the dog terds they laid in the final week. Groce was able to salvage a season on the brink of disaster. Every other coach pretty much played to expectations.
6th Man: Dekker (WISC)