Halfway home: My All-Big Ten hoops teams

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Halfway home: My All-Big Ten hoops teams

With every Big Ten team having played at least nine conference games, we’ve reached the midway point of the Big Ten season. It’s been a fantastic race thus far, with Indiana one game ahead of the pace, and it should only get better.

Halfway home, it’s a good time to consider early All-Big Ten teams. See my teams in this post.

For the record, I factored in both nonconference and conference play, with a bigger emphasis on the latter, of course.

FIRST TEAM
G: Trey Burke, Michigan

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Mich 22 22 34.0 18.2 3.1 7.2 1.4 0.4 1.9 1.8 .487 .367 .778

G: Victor Oladipo, Indiana

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Ind 22 22 27.9 14.0 5.8 2.3 2.5 0.7 2.3 2.5 .644 .514 .716

G/F: Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Mich 21 21 34.0 15.6 4.8 2.4 0.9 0.6 2.2 1.7 .483 .410 .736

F: Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 OhioSt 21 21 34.2 20.0 6.2 1.5 0.6 0.3 1.4 1.5 .467 .400 .816

F/C: Cody Zeller, Indiana

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Ind 22 22 28.7 16.3 8.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 .596 .000 .739

SECOND TEAM
G: Keith Appling, Michigan State
G: Andre Hollins, Minnesota
F: Christian Watford, Indiana
F: Branden Dawson, Michigan State
F/C: Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

THIRD TEAM
G: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
G: D.J. Newbill, Penn State
F: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
F: Aaron White, Iowa
C: A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Player of the Year: Trey Burke
Coach of the Year: Tom Izzo, Michigan State
Defensive Player of the Year: Victor Oladipo
Freshman of the Year: A.J. Hammons & Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Sixth Man of the Year: Will Sheehey, Indiana

I know what you’re thinking, and that’s how does this compare to my super-early 2012-13 predictions? OK, you most certinaly aren’t, but it’s fun to look back and analyze.

Here’s my offseason list, one obviously impacted by injury:

FIRST TEAM
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Trey Burke, Michigan
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
Cody Zeller, Indiana

SECOND TEAM
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Andre Hollins, Minnesota
Brandon Paul, Illinois
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
Aaron White, Iowa

THIRD TEAM
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
Ryan Evans, Wisconsin
Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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