Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, March 30, 2016
The Final Four will take place on Saturday, and unfortunately for Big Ten fans, there isn't a team from that conference left in the NCAA Tournament.
Because of that, we are already looking ahead to next season.
BTN Basketball Analyst Jon Crispin was put on the hot seat today and asked to pick out his top three Big Ten players heading into next season.
It should be noted that this list could change as players are still able to declare for this year's NBA Draft.
With that said, here is a look at Crispin's top three picks, and what he said about each player.
1. Malcolm Hill, Illinois
"I think if they stay healthy, they are going to be within the top five in the conference. If they are in the top five in the conference, you have to look at Malcolm Hill as Player of the Year in the Big Ten."
2. James Blackmon Jr., Indiana
"I think he comes back ready to play. I think he comes back healthy, but also with a little bit of a fire. I see him scoring about 18-20 points per game and being a much better defender"
3. Melo Trimble, Maryland
"I think he shines with less talent around him. I think he needs to be put in a situation where he has to make plays, and if he can and if he does, I think he will have a terrific season."