No Hoosiers named to All-Big Ten preseason team

NEW YORK — Indiana did not place any players on the Big Ten’s annual preseason all-conference team, the league announced Thursday.

The 10-member preseason All-Big Ten team, as voted on by a panel of conference media, features players from seven schools, including preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Miles Bridges.

The Michigan State sophomore was named a second-team all-conference honoree by both the coaches and media last season after averaging 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 32 minutes per contest as a freshman.

“We got a Christmas present in April when Miles, shockingly to me, decided to come back,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said.

Bridges is joined on the league’s preseason honor roll by teammate Nick Ward, a forward, Maryland forward Justin Jackson, Michigan forward Moritz Wagner, Minnesota guards Nate Mason and Amir Coffey, Northwestern guards Bryant McIntosh and Scottie Lindsey, Purdue forward Vincent Edwards and Wisconsin center Ethan Happ.

Bridges, Happ and McIntosh, a Greensburg product, were each unanimous selections.

My ballot is below:

Miles Bridges, Michigan State
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
Vincent Edwards, Purdue
Nate Mason, Minnesota
Moritz Wagner Michigan
Justin Jackson, Maryland
Nick Ward, Michigan State
Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern
Amir Coffey, Minnesota
Tyler Cook, Iowa

Player of the Year: Miles Bridges, Michigan State

3 comments

  1. This current roster is a big reason why Crean is no longer the coach. Great kids don’t get me wrong, but the talent level did not get reloaded. No way could this team win under creans style of play and we all know he won’t adjust the style to fit the team. Archie on the other hand may have one of the most talented rosters he’s coached in the ncaa. Archie will get far mor out of this team than Crean could of.

    1. That’s a great point Ben… this roster is plenty talented to win games, just not under Crean. They still have lots of 3/4-star players who were the best players in their state, or were top 100 nationally in HS. However, they need to play a grittier style to win without the 3-4 future NBA players that Crean’s (relative) success depended on.

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