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Yarina: 5 B1G breakout players for 2014-15

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Denzel Valentine to Kenny Kaminski LayUp

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.

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Merriman: Ranking Big Ten's top 10 freshmen

Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh Dunk

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.

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Aaron Craft, Nigel Hayes win weekly Big Ten honors

Nigel Hayes

Aaron Craft Steal for a LaQuinton Ross Dunk

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.

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Nigel Hayes talks about his move 'Chocolate Tornado'

Nigel Hayes

Nigel Hayes "Chocolate Tornado"

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.

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Bardo: Most surprising players in the Big Ten

Andre Hollins

Nigel Hayes Dunk

It would be tough to find anyone with knowledge of college basketball who would argue against the Big Ten being among the top conferences in the country this year. We are in early January, and already, the conference features nine teams with double-digit wins, five of which are currently ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.

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