Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, November 5, 2014
With the start of the college basketball season just around the corner, ESPN.com put together a list of the top 100 players in college basketball this season.
The player rankings were determined by a panel of 35 ESPN experts from across various platforms. The players were then given a score based on their combined rankings.
Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky landed at No. 1 on the list with a score of 9.09.
Here's what ESPN said about Kaminsky.
"In the span of one year, Kaminsky went from virtual no-name to weighing an NBA early-entry draft decision to preseason player of the year candidate and now tops of this poll. The 7-footer's versatile game — 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 38 percent shooting from beyond the arc — has Wisconsin eyeing a return to the Final Four."
Kaminsky's teammate, forward Sam Dekker, also landed in the top 10, coming in at No. 6 on the list.
Here is a look at where other Big Ten players landed on the list.
13. Caris LeVert, Michigan
15. Branden Dawson, Michigan State
16. Terran Petteway, Nebraska
17. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
41. Dez Wells, Maryland
54. D.J. Newbill, Penn State
59. Andre Hollins, Minnesota
61. Aaron White, Iowa
74. Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
87. Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
94. D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
97. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Other Big Ten players to consider: James Blackmon Jr. (Indiana), Zak Irvin (Michigan), DeAndre Mathieu (Minnesota), Shavon Shields (Nebraska), A.J. Hammons (Purdue), Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin).