Headlines

OSU’s Russell, Tate, Scott, Thompson nab All-Big Ten Honors

The Buckeyes may have been blown out in their home finale against Wisconsin Sunday night, but they still have plenty of post-season play left to prove how good they can really be. Ohio State received some positive news Monday when the Big Ten released their regular season awards and all-conference teams.

D’Angelo Russell was named both the media and coaches’ pick for the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He and Jae’Sean Tate were also named to All-Freshman team. Along with being Freshman of the Year, Russell was named first-team all conference, and was a unanimous pick by the media. Sam Thompson and Shannon Scott were given honorable mention honors by both the media and coaches.

Averaging 19.2 points, Russell was second in the conference in scoring, while his 5.6 rebounds were 17th best, 5.2 assists were fourth, 1.6 steals were sixth, and 2.7 three-pointers made was the best in the conference. He earned Big Ten Freshman player of the Week honors seven times throughout the season. Russell is the fourth Buckeye Big Ten Freshman of the Year and 11th Buckeye to receive All-Big Ten first team honors since Thad Matta become the Buckeyes head coach. Tate’s field goal percentage of 59.8 percent was also the best in the conference.

For the first time since his freshman year, Scott was not named to the Big Ten All-Defensive team.

Ohio State is the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament, which begins Wednesday. They will play the winner of No. 11 Minnesota and No. 14 Rutgers, with those teams playing Thursday night in Chicago’s United Center.

Full All-Big Ten honors go as follows, with asterisks* denoting unanimous selections. Note that there are separate selections for coaches and media, though the media did not vote on Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, or the All-Defensive Team.

First Team

Coaches

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Dez Wells, Maryland

D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin*

Media

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Melo Trimble, Maryland

D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State*

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin*

Second Team

Coaches

Melo Trimble, Maryland

Branden Dawson, Michigan State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Sam Dekker, Wisconson

Media

Dez Wells, Maryland

Branden Dawson, Michigan State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Third Team

Coaches

Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa

Travis Trice, Michigan State

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

Media

Jake Layman, Maryland

Travis Trice, Michigan State

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

All Defensive

Nnanna Egwu, Illinois

Branden Dawson, Michigan State

Rapheal Davis, Purdue

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

Honorable Mention

Coaches

Malcolm Hill, Illinois; Rayvonte Rice, Illinois; James Blackmon Jr., Indiana; Troy Williams, Indiana, Jake Layman, Maryland; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Tre Demps, Northwestern; Rapheal Davis, Purdue; Jon Octeus, Purdue

Media

Malcolm Hill, Illinois; Rayvonte Rice, Illinois; James Blackmon Jr., Indiana; Troy Williams, Indiana; Jared Uthoff, Iowa; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Maurice Walker, Minnesota; Tre Demps, Northwestern; Alex Olah, Northwestern; Shannon Scott, Ohio State; Sam Thompson, Ohio State; Rapheal Davis, Purdue; Jon Octeus, Purdue; Myles Mack, Rutgers

Coaches

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Defensive Player of the Year: Rapheal Davis, Purdue

Freshman of the Year: D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Sixth Man of the Year: Gabe Olaseni, Iowa

Coach of the Year: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

Media

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin*

Freshman of the Year: D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Coach of the Year: Mark Turgeon, Maryland