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Big Ten announces all-conference teams, individual awards

Nick Schultz03/08/22
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The Big Ten Tournament starts this week, and the league announced its individual awards and all-conference teams on Tuesday.

Wisconsin star Johnny Davis earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors while his coach, Greg Gard, won Coach of the Year for the second time in three years. Rutgers guard Caleb McConnell won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award and Ohio State standout Malaki Branham was the league’s Freshman of the Year. Purdue forward Trevion Williams picked up the last individual award as the league’s Sixth Man of the Year.

Here’s the full list of Big Ten postseason awards, as voted on by the league’s coaches and the media.

Big Ten individual honors: Coaches poll

Player of the Year: Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Defensive Player of the Year: Caleb McConnell, Rutgers

Freshman of the Year: Malaki Branham, Ohio State

Sixth Man of the Year: Trevion Williams, Purdue

Coach of the Year: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

Big Ten individual honors: Media poll

Player of the Year: Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Freshman of the Year: Malaki Branham, Ohio State

Coach of the Year: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

Big Ten All-Conference teams: Coaches poll

First Team

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

Keegan Murray, Iowa

EJ Liddell, Ohio State

Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Second Team

Trent Frazier, Illinois

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Zach Edey, Purdue

Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

Brad Davison, Wisconsin

Third Team

Alfonso Plummer, Illinois

Gabe Brown, Michigan State

Bryce McGowens, Nebraska

Malaki Branham, Ohio State

Trevion Williams, Purdue

Geo Baker, Rutgers

Honorable Mention

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

Fatts Russell, Maryland

Malik Hall, Michigan State

Jamison Battle, Minnesota

Payton Willis, Minnesota

John Harrar, Penn State

Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue

Tyler Wahl, Wisconsin

Big Ten All-Conference teams: Media poll

First Team

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

Keegan Murray, Iowa

EJ Liddell, Ohio State

Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Second Team

Trent Frazier, Illinois

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Zach Edey, Purdue

Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

Third Team

Alfonso Plummer, Illinois

Bryce McGowens, Nebraska

Malaki Branham, Ohio State

Trevion Williams, Purdue

Brad Davison, Wisconsin

Honorable mention

Xavier Johnson, Indiana

Race Thompson, Indiana

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

Fatts Russell, Maryland

Eric Ayala, Maryland

Eli Brooks, Michigan

Gabe Brown, Michigan State

Jamison Battle, Minnesota

Payton Willis, Minnesota

Pete Nance, Northwestern

John Harrar, Penn State

Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue

Geo Baker, Rutgers

Caleb McConnell, Rutgers

Paul Mulcahy, Rutgers

Clifford Omoruyi, Rutgers

Tyler Wahl, Wisconsin

Big Ten All-Freshman and All-Defense teams

All-Freshman Team

Moussa Diabate, Michigan

Max Christie, Michigan State

Malaki Branham, Ohio State

Bryce McGowens, Nebraska

Chucky Hepburn, Wisconsin

All-Defensive Team

Trent Frazier, Illinois

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

EJ Liddell, Ohio State

Caleb McConnell, Rutgers

Eric Hunter Jr., Purdue