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Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy released his preseason All America Team on Monday, and three Big Ten standouts received recognition.
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Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes is a jack of all trades. He can play basketball, he can win over just about any press conference, and he isn’t afraid to try his hand at rapping. Listen to his first single inside.
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It’s becoming common knowledge throughout the college basketball world that Wisconsin sophomore Nigel Hayes is one of the Big Ten’s top personalities.
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With the New Year approaching, Tom Dienhart shares his top freshmen of 2014. Check out his complete top 5 list inside.
While analysts across the nation are busy compiling their super-early 2014-15 hoops polls, I thought I’d go with a more exact-inexact exercise and share my top five 2014-15 breakout candidates. You know the names from this season, but they’re certain to be even bigger names next season.
As the Big Ten hoops season comes down the final stretch, the play of several freshmen could make-or-break a team’s NCAA Tournament chances. Be it on the offensive or defensive end on the court, there are plenty of Big Ten freshmen who have made their presence felt.
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday, and three players were honored. Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky shared Player of the Week honors, while Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes claimed Freshman of the Week.
Iowa pummeled Michigan on Saturday with an offensive attack that’s as good as we’ve seen this season.
The Big Ten office released its weekly Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday, and Ohio State’s Aaron Craft (Player of the Week) and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes (Freshman of the Week) took home the latest hardware. Read more about both players in this post.
Just a freshman, Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is as good as it gets when it comes to a soundbite in the Big Ten. Hayes is an engaging interview who tells the truth, has a good sense of humor and boasts a great delivery. The Badger showed all of those qualities in his BTN postgame interview following No. 24 Wisconsin’s win at Illinois on Tuesday. He even told us that he has a move called “Chocolate Tornado,” and that he stole it from Shaq. Watch it in this post.