2019-20 Season

Zavier Simpson, Franz Wagner collect All-Big Ten honors

The 2019-20 All-Big Ten teams were announced on Monday evening and Zavier Simpson was selected to the conference’s second team by coaches and media.

Simpson averaged 12.9 points, 7.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior.

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Iowa’s Luka Garza was named Big Ten Player of the Year. He was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Cassius Winston, Lamar Stevens, Jalen Smith, Anthony Cowan (coaches) and Ayo Dosunmu (media).

Michigan wing Franz Wagner was named to the All-Freshman team along with Kofi Cockburn, Trayce Jackson-Davis, CJ Fredrick and Rocket Watts.

Isaiah Livers also received an honorable mention nod from the media.

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard was tabbed as Coach of the Year after guiding Wisconsin to a share of the regular-season championship.

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

2019-20 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Awards
(Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS)

COACHES SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM
LUKA GARZA, IOWA
Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
Jalen Smith, Maryland
CASSIUS WINSTON, MICHIGAN STATE
Lamar Stevens, Penn State

SECOND TEAM
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Xavier Tillman, Michigan State
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

THIRD TEAM
Trayce Jackson-David, Indiana
Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Geo Baker, Rutgers
Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin
D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
Marcus Carr, Minnesota
Trevion Williams, Purdue
Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
KOFI COCKBURN, ILLINOIS
TRAYCE JACKSON-DAVIS, INDIANA
CJ Fredrick, Iowa
Franz Wagner, Michigan
Rocket Watts, Michigan State

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Jalen Smith, Maryland
Xavier Tillman, Michigan State
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Jamari Wheeler, Penn State
Nojel Eastern, Purdue

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luka Garza, Iowa
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Xavier Tillman, Michigan State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

Big Ten Sportsmanship Honorees
TBD, Illinois
Joey Brunk, Indiana
Connor McCaffery, Iowa
Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
Austin Davis, Michigan
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Michael Hurt, Minnesota
Haanif Cheatham, Nebraska
A.J. Turner, Northwestern
Danny Hummer, Ohio State
John Harrar, Penn State
Tommy Luce, Purdue
Akwasi Yeboah, Rutgers
Michael Ballard, Wisconsin

MEDIA SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
LUKA GARZA, IOWA
Jalen Smith, Maryland
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Lamar Stevens, Penn State

SECOND TEAM
Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland
Zavier Simpson, Michigan
Xavier Tillman, Michigan State
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

THIRD TEAM
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
Trayce Jackson-David, Indiana
Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Marcus Carr, Minnesota
Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION
Darryl Morsell, Maryland
Isaiah Livers, Michigan
Cam Mack, Nebraska
Myreon Jones, Penn State
Trevion Williams, Purdue
Geo Baker, Rutgers
Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Luka Garza, Iowa
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Gard, Wisconsin

Notable Replies

  1. MH20

    Am I a total homer to question the sanity of those who didn’t vote Wagner to the All-Freshman Team?

  2. Jeffrey_E_Schiller

    Did anyone else have a huh reaction to McCaffrey being a “Sportsmanship Honoree?”

  3. MH20

    Stevens and Cowan being on the first team feels like a “Lifetime Achievement Award” type thing. Definitely needs to be Oturu or Tillman over Stevens and I think Ayo over Cowan.

    That made me LOL.

  4. kturnup

    He was first team last year. I think his career has been properly recognized :rofl:

  5. Jeffrey_E_Schiller

    Just waiting for Gard to name Brad Davison as a “Sportsmanship Honoree.” :slight_smile:

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