2009-2010 Big Ten Basketball Preview: Part 4 of 4


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By: David Kay

One of the main reasons the Big Ten will be one of the most competitive conferences in the country this season is because of all the returning talent.  All five members of last year’s All-Big Ten first team were sophomores as were four players chosen to the second and third teams.  Realistically, six Big Ten ballers have a legitimate chance of winning the player of the year honor.

The final part of The Sports Bank’s six week long preview of the six major conferences in college basketball predicts the winners of the Big Ten post-season awards.  Be sure to check out all the other conference previews linked at the bottom of the page and come back next week when I debut my predictions for the NCAA Tournament field, pick my All-Americans, Final Four, and National Champion.

All Big Ten First Team
(POY) Evan Turner, Ohio State
Robbie Hummel, Purdue
Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
Talor Battle, Penn State
Kevin Coble, Northwestern

Second Team
Manny Harris, Michigan
DeShawn Sims, Michigan
E’Twuan Moore, Purdue
Mike Davis, Illinois
Raymar Morgan, Michigan State

Third Team
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
William Buford, Ohio State
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
Delvon Roe, Michigan State

All Freshman Team
(FOY) D.J. Richardson, Illinois
Brandon Paul, Illinois
Derrick Nix, Michigan State
Maurice Creek, Indiana
Cully Payne, Iowa

All Defensive Team
(DPOY) Damien Johnson, Minnesota
Chris Kramer, Purdue
David Lighty, Ohio State
Durrell Summers, Michigan State
Trevon Hughes, Wisconsin

Sixth Man of the Year

Keaton Grant, Purdue

Coach of the Year
Matt Painter, Purdue

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The Sports Bank Big 10 Preview/Power Rankings:
Tuesday: Teams 8-11 (Northwestern, Penn State, Indiana, Iowa)
Wednesday: Teams 4-7 (Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin)
Thursday: Teams 1-3 (Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State)

The Sports Bank Big 12 Previews/Power Rankings:
Teams 10-12 (Colorado, Texas Tech, Nebraska)
Teams 7-9 (Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State)
Teams 4-6 (Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M)
Teams 1-3 (Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma)

The Sports Bank ACC Previews/Power Rankings:
Teams 10-12 (Virginia Tech, Virginia, N.C. State)
Teams 7-9 (Wake Forest, Miami FL, Boston College)
Teams 4-6 (Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech)
Teams 1-3 (UNC, Duke, Maryland)

The Sports Bank SEC Previews/Power Rankings:
SEC East Teams 4-6 (Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Georgia)
SEC East Teams 1-3 (Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida)
SEC West Teams 4-6 (Arkansas, Auburn, LSU)
SEC West Teams 1-3 (Mississippi State, Mississippi, Alabama)

The Sports Bank Pac-10 Preview/Power Rankings:
Teams 8-10 (Washingon State, Arizona State, Stanford)
Teams 5-7 (Arizona, USC, Oregon)
Teams 1-4 (Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Cal)

The Sports Bank Big East Previews/Power Rankings
Teams 13-16 (Rutgers, South Florida, Providence, DePaul)
Teams 9-12 (Notre Dame, Pitt, Marquette, St. John’s)
Teams 5-8 (Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Seton Hall)
Teams 1-4 (Villanova, West Virginia, UConn, Georgetown)
Post-Season Award Predictions

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  1. I like the love to DJ Richardson for FOY, and Brandon Paul on the team as well.. so how can you oick Illinois sixth in that scenario? Tell me how it adds up. And love for Coble. Pete HATES him for some reason. don’t knwo why. not his game but him as a person

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