Since Indiana has a preseason No. 1 ranking out of all Division I teams, it’s no surprise for them to be named Preseason Big Ten fave as well. Soph Cody Zeller of the Hoosiers was also named Preseason Player of the Year.
Joining Zeller on the preseason team are Michigan’s Trey Burke, OSU’s Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas and Penn States Tim Frazier (that guy hasn’t graduated yet??).
From my orange colored glasses, there is one name clearly missing from that list: Brandon Paul. No matter, that just means he needs to work harder to make the postseason list, which is infinitely more important.
Michigan and Ohio State were selected to finish second and third in the conference. This seems like the first time in a while that Michigan State is nowhere to be found on either list. While I can’t really get on board with being happy about Indiana’s honors, I guess it is nice to see someone else on the list. Can’t wait to see Tom Crean’s smug face as he addresses the media as a preseason fave.
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