BTN.com's All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Teams

BTN will announce the 2011-12 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Teams live at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Until then, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com editor and blogger Brent Yarina offer up their All-Big Ten teams and superlative winners. Check out their teams and honorees in this post. Don’t agree? Leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

Also, Dienhart previews the Big Ten tourney, which starts Thursday morning (bracket), and Yarina posted his latest top 10 plays of the week. And don’t forget to check out the final Big Ten standings or our deep archive of Big Ten stats.

DIENHART’S 2011-12 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS
POSITION FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
G: Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Trey Burke, Michigan Keith Appling, Michigan State
G: Tim Frazier, Penn State Matt Gatens, Iowa Brandon Paul, Illinois
F: John Shurna, Northwestern Robbie Hummel, Purdue Drew Crawford, Northwestern
F: Draymond Green, Michigan State William Buford, Ohio State Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
F/C: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Cody Zeller, Indiana Meyers Leonard, Illinois

DIENHART’S SUPERLATIVE WINNERS
Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Michigan State
Coach of the Year: Tom Crean, Indiana
Freshman of the Year: Cody Zeller, Indiana
Defensive Player of the Year: Tim Frazier, Penn State

YARINA’S 2011-12 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS
POSITION FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
G: Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Trey Burke, Michigan Keith Appling, Michigan State
G: Tim Frazier, Penn State Matt Gatens, Iowa Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
F: John Shurna, Northwestern Robbie Hummel, Purdue William Buford, Ohio State
F: Draymond Green, Michigan State Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Drew Crawford, Northwestern
F/C: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Cody Zeller, Indiana Meyers Leonard, Illinois

YARINA’S SUPERLATIVE WINNERS
Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Michigan State
Coach of the Year: John Beilein, Michigan
Freshman of the Year: Cody Zeller, Indiana
Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

UNANIMOUS ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Trey Burke, Michigan
Dave Sobolewski, Northwestern
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Aaron White, Iowa
Cody Zeller, Indiana

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4dorr on 3/5/2012 @ 11:47am EDT Said:

How do you justify putting Sulli on the first team? His entire season has been average at best.

UM Finest on 3/5/2012 @ 12:30pm EDT Said:

Trey Burke is the best poing guard in the league and you put him on 2nd team? Crazy

kazoo blue on 3/5/2012 @ 12:48pm EDT Said:

I can’t believe Dienhart picked Crean over Beilein

MVM on 3/5/2012 @ 12:49pm EDT Said:

Frazier and Shurna ahead of Burke and Zeller? It’s not about any seniority or respect, it’s about who can play. Major challenge there!

doug mack on 3/5/2012 @ 1:58pm EDT Said:

Gatens and Burke over Taylor and Frazior. Jordon Taylor did nothing this year.

sara on 3/5/2012 @ 2:29pm EDT Said:

aaron craft needs more accolades. defensively he was amazing, and given how most of the team looked checked out in the stretch, craft was always giving it 100%

Ed on 3/5/2012 @ 3:22pm EDT Said:

If there’s anyone who deserves first team honors, not for his play this year, but for his career, it’s Robbie Hummel. Taylor doesn’t belong but if you need 2 guards, remove Shurna. He doesn’t rebound.

Papa Pulp on 3/5/2012 @ 3:41pm EDT Said:

Just wondering, if Shurna didn’t push off each and every time he drives, would he be that good?

sven on 3/5/2012 @ 3:53pm EDT Said:

I think Burke and Zeller should be co-freshmen of the year. Zeller has slightly better stats but Burke has to run an entire offense.

Bob on 3/5/2012 @ 4:17pm EDT Said:

Michigan State isn’t ranked in the pre-season Top 25 in any major poll, finishes the regular season in the Top 10, is co-Big 10 champ and Tom Izzo isn’t coach of the year?? It’s got to be Izzo or Crean.

Debbie on 3/5/2012 @ 5:05pm EDT Said:

Izzo for coach of the year, no other choice.

JT on 3/5/2012 @ 5:14pm EDT Said:

It would be a shame for Burke to get overlooked as Frosh of the Year. Replaced a NBA caliber PG and did better than him. Plays the toughest spot on the court and was an excellent defender ask Appling, Craft or Taylor what they thought.

Tim Pertler on 3/5/2012 @ 6:20pm EDT Said:

Trey Burke should be first team AND freshman of the year! John Beilein=Coach of the Year! GO BLUE-Michigan!

Rodney Thomas on 3/5/2012 @ 9:47pm EDT Said:

Jordan Taylor 1st Team is wrong! Should have Burke or Craft. Shurna maybe 2nd Team! Zeller should have been 1st Team and Coach Crean should have been Coach of the Year. Everybody expected MSU to be way better than IU. Not too many people expected this much from IU and they proved everybody wrong.

PAUL on 3/5/2012 @ 10:11pm EDT Said:

sEEMS LIKE EVERONE FAVORS SENIORS NOT BESTPLAYERS FOR THE YEAR

Jeff on 3/6/2012 @ 8:36am EDT Said:

Jordan Taylor IS Wisconsin. Take him off the team and that team finishes in the bottom three. They finished one game out of first. Enough said.