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Minnesota Basketball: Big Ten All Conference Selections Announced - Gophers Only Named To Honorable Mention

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In news that shouldn't be totally shocking, no Gophers made the First, Second, or Third teams.

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Another year without any Gophers being recognized to any of the All-B1G teams. After placing Trevor Mbakwe onto the 3rd team last year, this year's Gopher squad returned to All Honorable Mention Status. Let's take a look at this year's award winners:

Coaches' Ballot

First Team

Roy Devan Marble Iowa
NIK STAUSKAS MICHIGAN
Gary Harris Michigan State
Terran Petteway Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin

Second Team

Yogi Ferrell Indiana
Caris LeVert Michigan
Adreian Payne Michigan State
D.J. Newbill Penn State
Sam Dekker Wisconsin

Third Team

Noah Vonleh Indiana
Aaron White Iowa
Aaron Craft Ohio State
LaQuinton Ross Ohio State
Tim Frazier Penn State

Honorable Mention

Rayvonte Rice Illinois
Glenn Robinson III Michigan
Keith Appling Michigan State
Denzel Valentine Michigan State
Andre Hollins Minnesota
Shavon Shields Nebraska
Drew Crawford Northwestern
A.J. Hammons Purdue
Ben Brust Wisconsin

All Freshman Team

Kendrick Nunn
Illinois
Noah Vonleh
Indiana
Derrick Walton Jr.
Michigan
Kendall Stephens Purdue
Nigel Hayes
Wisconsin

All Defensive Team

Gary Harris
Michigan State
Aaron Craft Ohio State
Shannon Scott
Ohio State
A.J. Hammons Purdue
Josh Gasser
Wisconsin

Player of the Year: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Freshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Sixth Man of the Year: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

Coach of the Year: Tim Miles, Nebraska

Media Ballot

First Team

Roy Devan Marble Iowa
NIK STAUSKAS MICHIGAN
Gary Harris Michigan State
Terran Petteway Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin

Second Team

Yogi Ferrell Indiana
Caris LeVert Michigan
Adreian Payne Michigan State
Aaron Craft Ohio State
D.J. Newbill Penn State

Third Team

Noah Vonleh Indiana
Aaron White Iowa
Drew Crawford Northwestern
Tim Frazier Penn State
Sam Dekker Wisconsin

Honorable Mention

Rayvonte Rice Illinois
Will Sheehey Indiana
Glenn Robinson III Michigan
Keith Appling Michigan State
Denzel Valentine Michigan State
Andre Hollins Minnesota
DeAndre Matheiu Minnesota
Shavon Shields Nebraska
LaQuinton Ross Ohio State
A.J. Hammons Purdue
Ben Brust Wisconsin
Josh Gasser Wisconsin
Traevon Jackson Wisconsin

All Freshman Team

Kendrick Nunn
Illinois
Noah Vonleh
Indiana
Derrick Walton Jr.
Michigan
Kendall Stephens Purdue
Nigel Hayes
Wisconsin

All Defensive Team

Gary Harris
Michigan State
Aaron Craft Ohio State
Shannon Scott
Ohio State
A.J. Hammons Purdue
Josh Gasser
Wisconsin

Player of the Year: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Freshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Coach of the Year: John Beilein, Michigan

THE #TAKES

- Hats Off to Andre Hollins and DeAndre Mathieu! Both are deserving of recognition. I just wish the year had gone differently and they'd had the chance to be higher up the list.

- Overall though, the results are not terribly surprising. You finish like the Gophers did and you have to have an pretty incredible stat-line to jump off the Honorable Mention list (see: Mbakwe, Trevor).

- A.J. Hammons on all defensive? I didn't watch much Purdue, but when he played MN the guy never impressed me. I mean, he impressed upon me that he should have done a lot more. He didn't make me think he was all B1G defensive. I'm sure there are stats that justify it but I'm enjoying a beer on my deck and can't be bothered to look. #TAKES

- Go away Nick Stauskas, no one likes you or your quality level of play.

- The media has a hard on for Aaron Craft.

- The media should be ashamed for recognizing a whiny cake eating flopper like Will Sheehey. Just saying...

- As my Madison Gopher buddy said yesterday night, Nigel Hayes is going to be a pain in the ass.

- Tim Miles, you're not getting the concept that Nebrasketball isn't supposed to be good. Time to get with the program and go coach elsewhere so I can like you without worrying about your team causing trouble in the standings.

- The way Sam Dekker's last name is spelled annoys me. I blame Bo Ryan.

Poll

The Gophers only placed two players onto the Honorable Mention list. This is...

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    ...A TRAVESTY!
    (26 votes)
  • 56%
    ...about what I expected.
    (73 votes)
  • 23%
    ...not something I care about.
    (31 votes)
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