Wolverine Hoopsters Prominent in B1G Honors

Wolverine Hoopsters Prominent in B1G Honors

Nik Stauskas POY and first team All-B1G. Caris Levert - 2nd team. John Beilein - Coach of the Year (Media).

Michigan was well represented on the Big Ten Awards show Monday night, claiming all or part of the conference's highest honors.

For the second year in a row the Wolverines featured the Big Ten's player of the year. Sophomore forward Nik Stauskas was a unanimous picks by both the coaches and media.

"I worked extremely hard over the summer to put myself in this position and to help my team be successful this year," Stauskas said. "To get this award is an unbelievable feeling and I'm extremely happy."

Joining Stauskas on the high honor chart was Michigan head coach John Beilein. The self-deprecating veteran coached his program to its first outright conference crown in 28 years, and it's second title in the last three. Still he showed great deference to the coaches' pick for coach of the year, Nebraska's Tim Miles.

"Everybody makes so much of different awards," Beilein said. "We want to be on the coaching staff that is the team of the year — and the team of the year is the one that wins the Big Ten championship. We were able to do that."

"The Big Ten coach of the year is Tim Miles' award," Beilein said of the Cornhuskers coach, who led his team to an 11-7 conference record. "That is a great honor for him; he's been a tremendous coach all year long."

Rounding out Michigan's honorees were Caris LeVert (all-conference second team - coaches and media), Glenn Robinson III (honorable mention all conference -coaches and media), and Derrick Walton (all-freshman team - coaches and media).

COACHES SELECTIONS

First Team

Roy Devyn 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 SELECTIONS

First Team

Roy Devyn 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 Mathieu, Minnesota
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Ben Brust, Wisconsin
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin
Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin

 

Player of the Year: Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Freshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh, Indiana

Coach of the Year: John Beilein, Michigan

 

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Joseph Bertrand, Illinois
Will Sheehey, Indiana
Mike Gesell, Iowa
Jon Horford, Michigan
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Austin Hollins, Minnesota
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
Lenzelle Smith Jr., Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Travis Carroll, Purdue
Ben Brust, Wisconsin

GoBlueWolverine.com Recommended Stories