2012 All-Big Ten Teams Announced; Trey Burke shares Freshman of the Year

Michigan 67, Northwestern 55 7
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The Big Ten Conference released the annual All-Big Ten teams this evening live on the Big Ten Network and several Michigan players were among the honorees.

Michigan freshman guard Trey Burke was named to the second team and also selected as the media’s freshman of the year.

Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to the the third team while Zack Novak was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer by the media.

Full All-Big Ten teams and reactionary video and quotes from Trey Burke after the jump.

Trey Burke on All-Big Ten, Freshman of the Year:


On being named Freshman of the Year after winning the Big Ten regular-season title … “It’s great, but it’s just great to be able to come in here and play with a great group of guys and have three great seniors in Zack (Novak), Stu (Douglass) and Corey (Person). I definitely would not have been able to win this without my teammates hitting shots and making plays.”

On watching the Ohio State vs. Michigan State game with his teammates … “It was crazy. On the plane, everyone was hyped up and everyone was worried about what the score was. I think the score was 6-4 when we took off and when we got back, there were about six or seven minutes left. It was great because we had the opportunity to come back and watch the last four to five minutes together as a team. When (William) Buford hit that shot with one second left, it was a great feeling. We all flooded the hallways and were jumping up and down everywhere. It was great to have ones of those experiences.”

On the Big Ten title giving the team confidence for the postseason … “It gives us a lot of confidence because we know we can play with the top teams in the country. The Maui Invitational was a preseason tournament that gave us a lot of confidence. The difficult strength of schedule that we’ve had this year allows us to go into the Big Ten Tournament with a lot of confidence and we’re hungry to win.”

On what’s next for Michigan in the postseason … “Definitely a Big Ten Tournament Championship and a NCAA Championship. That’s been our goal since day one that that’s going to be our goal until the end of the season.”

Complete All Big Ten Teams

2011-12 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS – COACHES
POS. FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
G: Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Trey Burke, Michigan Keith Appling, Michigan State
G/F: Robbie Hummel, Purdue Tim Frazier, Penn State Brandon Paul, Illinois
G/F: John Shurna, Northwestern William Buford, Ohio State Matt Gatens, Iowa
F: DRAYMOND GREEN, Michigan State Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
F/C: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Cody Zeller, Indiana Drew Crawford, Northwestern

HONORABLE MENTION: Lewis Jackson, Purdue; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Ryan Evans, Wisconsin; Christian Watford, Indiana; Jared Berggren, Wisconsin; Meyers Leonard, Illinois

ALL FRESHMAN
TREY BURKE, Michigan
Dave Sobolewski, Northwestern
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Aaron White, Iowa
CODY ZELLER, Indiana

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Draymond Green, Michigan State
AARON CRAFT, Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

SUPERLATIVE WINNERS
Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Michigan State
Coach of the Year: Tom Izzo, Michigan State
Freshman of the Year: Cody Zeller, Indiana
Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Sixth Man of the Year: D.J. Byrd, Purdue

2011-12 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS – MEDIA
POS. FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM
G: Tim Frazier, Penn State Trey Burke, Michigan Keith Appling, Michigan State
G/F: Robbie Hummel, Purdue Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Aaron Craft, Ohio State
G/F: John Shurna, Northwestern Matt Gatens, Iowa Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
F: DRAYMOND GREEN, Michigan State William Buford, Ohio State Drew Crawford, Northwestern
F/C: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Cody Zeller, Indiana Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

HONORABLE MENTION: Meyers Leonard, Illinois; Brandon Paul, Illinois; Jordan Hulls, Indiana; Victor Oladipo, Indiana; Christian Watford, Indiana; Aaron White, Iowa; Zack Novak, Michigan; Branden Dawson, Michigan State; D.J. Byrd, Purdue
Lewis Jackson, Purdue; Jared Berggren, Wisconsin; Ryan Evans, Wisconsin

Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Michigan State
Freshman of the Year: Trey Burke, Michigan
Coach of the Year: Tom Izzo, Michigan State

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES: Sam Maniscalco, Illinois; Jordan Hulls, Indiana; Matt Gatens, Iowa; Stu Douglass, Michigan; Austin Thornton, Michigan State; Ralph Sampson III, Minnesota; Brandon Richardson, Nebraska; Nick Fruendt, Northwestern; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Billy Oliver, Penn State; Robbie Hummel, Purdue; Rob Wilson, Wisconsin.

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