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Ignas Brazdeikis, Zavier Simpson collect All-Big Ten honors

The 2018-19 All-Big Ten teams were announced on Monday evening and Zavier Simpson and Ignas Brazdeikis were both selected to the conference’s second team by coaches and media.

Brazdeikis named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year. He averaged 14.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and shot 43% from 3-point range in conference play.

Simpson averaged 10.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game in Big Ten games. He was named to the All-Big Ten Defense team, but lost out on Defensive Player of the Year honors to Penn State’s Josh Reaves.

Jordan Poole (coaches and media), Jon Teske (coaches and media) and Charles Matthews (media) also earned honorable mention.

Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston was named Big Ten Player of the Year. He was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Maryland’s Bruno Fernando, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens (coaches) and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy (media).

Purdue head coach Matt Painter was selected as the conference’s Coach of the Year after guiding Purdue to a share of the regular season championship.

Here’s a full listing of All-Big Ten honors.

COACHES SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM
Bruno Fernando, Maryland
CASSIUS WINSTON, Michigan State
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
CARSEN EDWARDS, Purdue
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM
Romeo Langford, Indiana
Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

THIRD TEAM
Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
Tyler Cook, Iowa
Nick Ward, Michigan State
Amir Coffey, Minnesota
James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

HONORABLE MENTION
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
Juwan Morgan, Indiana
Jordan Poole, Michigan
Jon Teske, Michigan
Kenny Goins, Michigan State
Matt McQuaid, Michigan State
Dereek Pardon, Northwestern
Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State
Ryan Cline, Purdue
Geo Baker, Rutgers

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
Romeo Langford, Indiana
Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Jalen Smith, Maryland
Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Bruno Fernando, Maryland
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Matt McQuaid, Michigan State
Josh Reaves, Penn State
Nojel Eastern, Purdue

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cassius Winston, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Josh Reaves, Penn State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan
SIXTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Xavier Tillman, Michigan State
COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Painter, Purdue

Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Aaron Jordan, Illinois
Zach McRoberts, Indiana
Nicholas Bear, Iowa
Bruno Fernando, Maryland
Isaiah Livers, Michigan
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
Isaiah Roby, Nebraska
Dererk Pardon, Northwestern
Joey Lane, Ohio State
Deivis Zemgulis, Penn State
Grady Eifert, Purdue
Shaquille Doorson, Rutgers
Khalil Iverson, Wisconsin

MEDIA SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM
Bruno Fernando, Maryland
CASSIUS WINSTON, Michigan State
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
CARSEN EDWARDS, Purdue
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM
Tyler Cook, Iowa
Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Lamar Stevens, Penn State

THIRD TEAM
Romeo Langford, Indiana
Juwan Morgan, Indiana
Nick Ward, Michigan State
Amir Coffey, Minnesota
James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cassius Winston, Michigan State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan
COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Painter, Purdue

HONORABLE MENTION
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
Trent Frazier, Illinois
Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
Luka Garza, Iowa
Charles Matthews, Michigan
Jordan Poole, Michigan
Jon Teske, Michigan
Kenny Goins, Michigan State
Matt McQuaid, Michigan State
Vic Law, Northwestern
Dererk Pardon, Northwestern
Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State
Josh Reaves, Penn State
Ryan Cline, Purdue
Matt Haarms, Purdue
Geo Baker, Rutgers
Eugene Omoruyi, Rutgers
D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin

Notable Replies

  1. umhoops

    Brazdeikis named Freshman of the Year.

  2. kturnup

    McQuaid over Matthews is a travesty.

  3. Mattski

    Cumong. . . It’s like they punished Simpson for the two games against MSU. Hope he can make them regret it in the finals of the BTT.

    Love Livers getting the Sportsmanship award, btw. . . really radiates niceness, that guy. That niceness will have a fine-honed razor-sharp edge in coming years.

  4. silverblue

    Looks like Charles has something to play for in his hometown of Chicago. Hopefully he’s 100% full go. For him not to be selected by the coaches for ANYTHING is a travesty.

  5. mgl

    There are literally five centers better defensively than Fernando

    (Teske, Happ, Haarms, Pardon, Tillman)

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