Once again, I am organizing the SB Nation all-Big Ten team. I did the same last year and it was a great success, so I thought I might as well do it again. Hopefully I can get a ballot from all 12 teams.
I have already received a handful of ballots, so I thought I would make mine public even with two games to play for each team.
Roy Devyn Marble - Iowa - This one is pretty much a no brainer, a she has played like a first-teamer all season long and was hitting shots while well-guarded against on Sunday.
Nik Stauskas - Michigan - Here is another no brainer. He's been deadly against everyone and has been the best player on a surprising Michigan team.
Gary Harris - Michigan St. - Harris has struggled a little, but is still among the Big Ten scoring leaders and when I saw him against Purdue there was little doubt h was the best player on the floor.
Terran Petteway - Nebraska - If you're from Nebraska and you're leading the Big Ten in scoring you deserve a first team spot. Period.
Adreian Payne - Michigan St. - I needed a post player and Payne has been one of the most versatile ones in the league. He is a strong rebounder that can also hit the three.
Kevin Ferrell - Indiana - Indiana has been up and down, but Ferrell has been extremely consistent and the one member of the Movement that is actually worth his rating.
Sam Dekker - Wisconsin - Dekker has had a hell of a season for the Badgers and has been a major part of their current winning streak.
Noah Vonleh - Indiana - Vonleh has been the closest thing to an automatic double-double that the Big Ten has.
D.J. Newbill - Penn St. - The team is not very good, but Newbill has been on a tear and trails only Harris and Pettaway in scoring.
LaQuinton Ross - Ohio St. - Ross is having a solid season for the Buckeyes averaging 14.6 points and 5.6 rebounds.
Aaron Craft - Ohio St. - Love him or hate him, he has been a solid point guard and defender before struggling of late.
Tim Frazier - Penn St. - Like Newbill, Frazier is an excellent player on a bad team.
Frank Kaminsky - Wisconsin - The Badgers wouldn't be Wisconsin without a tall white forward with a Polish name.
Rayvonte Rice - Illinois - Rice has been the transfer from Drake that has played some excellent basketball and is leading a charge as Illinois is punching out of its coffin like The Bride in Kill Bill 2.
A.J. Hammons - Purdue - This is for good A.J., who would be much higher overall if the A.J. of yesterday showed up more regularly.
Big Ten player of the Year - Petteway - He has been the best player on a very surprising Nebraska team. No one can really stop him.
Defensive Player of the Year - Craft - Seems like a default vote at this point.
Freshman of the Year - Vonleh - If you're the only freshman in the conference with a legit chance of jumping to the NBA you are the freshman of the year.