Trey Burke named Big Ten Player of the Year; Hardaway, Robinson and Morgan also honored

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Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke was named Big Ten Player of the Year this evening. Burke was selected as Player of the Year by both coaches and the media.

Burke is the first Michigan player to win Big Ten Player of the Year honors since Glen Rice in 1989. Burke led the Big Ten in both scoring and assists with averages of  20.2 points and 6.4 assists in Big Ten games. He was the only player in the conference to score at least 15 points in every league game this season.

VIDEO: Trey Burke reacts to Big Ten Player of the Year award

Tim Hardaway Jr. also earned First Team All-Big Ten honors according to Big Ten coaches. Michigan’s junior guard averaged 14 points per game in conference play. Hardaway has now earned All-Big Ten honors in each of his first three seasons in Ann Arbor. He was named to the third team last year and received honorable mention and All-Freshman honors in his rookie season.

Jordan Morgan earned a nod on the All-Big Ten Defensive team long with Victor Oladipo, Aaron Craft, Jared Bergrren and Shannon Scott.

Freshman Glenn Robinson III was named to the league’s All-Freshman team along with Freshman of the Year Gary Harris, Yogi Ferrell, Sam Dekker and AJ Hammons. Robinson also earned honorable mention honors from the coaches.

Full All-Big Ten teams and additional honors after the jump. 

Big Ten Player of the Year could be the first of many prestigious honors for Trey Burke. Michigan’s point guard was also named a first team Sporting News All-American earlier today. If he ends up a unanimous first team All-American he would be just the fifth Wolverine to accomplish that feat, joining Cazzie Russell (1985, 86), Rickey Green (1977), Gary Grant (1988) and Chris Webber (1993).

Burke is also a finalist for the John Wooden and Oscar Robertson Player of the Year awards as well as the Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s best point guard.

2012-13 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS
CATEGORIES COACHES MEDIA
FIRST TEAM VICTOR OLADIPO, INDIANA

Cody Zeller, Indiana

TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

VICTOR OLADIPO, INDIANA

CODY ZELLER, INDIANA

TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

DESHAUN THOMAS, OHIO STATE

SECOND TEAM Keith Appling, Michigan State

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM* Brandon Paul, Illinois

D.J. Richardson, Illinois

Christian Watford, Indiana

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Terone Johnson, Purdue

Brandon Paul, Illinois

Christian Watford, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

HONORABLE MENTION Jordan Hulls, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Derrick Nix, Michigan State

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

Dylan Talley, Nebraska

Jermaine Marshall, Penn State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

Ben Brust, Wisconsin

D.J. Richardson, Illinois

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Jordan Hulls, Indiana

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Dylan Talley, Nebraska

Reggie Hearn, Northwestern

Jermaine Marshall, Penn State

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

D.J. Byrd, Purdue

Terone Johnson, Purdue

Ben Brust, Wisconsin

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Gary Harris, Michigan State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Media do not vote on this category
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM VICTOR OLADIPO, INDIANA

Jordan Morgan, Michigan

AARON CRAFT, OHIO STATE

Shannon Scott, Ohio State

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

Media do not vote on this category
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Trey Burke, Michigan Trey Burke, Michigan
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Victor Oladipo, Indiana Media do not vote on this category
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary Harris, Michigan State
SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR Will Sheehey, Indiana Media do not vote on this category
COACH OF THE YEAR Bo Ryan, Wisconsin Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

(UNANIMOUS SELECTIONS IN ALL CAPS; *Additional honorees due to a tie)

  • JDR

    Nice! Thought for sure they were going to go with VO

  • a2sk

    Two well-deserved honors! I hope they are the first of many. Congratulations Trey!

  • rlcBlue

    Congratulations to Trey. Now let’s go get some tournament wins…

  • gobluemd16

    Congratuations to Trey and Tim! Well done and well-deserved

  • DingoBlue

    Congratulations Trey! We will miss you next year! But lets send this post season out with a bang.

    • Rickwithabig

      I would absolutely cr** my pants if Trey comes back please Trey talk to Taylor Lewan

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528316211 Will Keathley

      I think the only sliver that he comes back is if they get to a final four and have a heartbreaking loss, that could bring him back IMO

  • JimmyZ5

    Recruiting question: With Burke nearly a sure-thing to leave and Hardaway a strong possibility (stock might be peaking), does Michigan take a chance on a late bloomer like Caris or Spike again this year?

  • Mattski

    Considering how low everyone felt last night about UM bball, today turned out pretty well. I note that we also moved up a spot in the AP poll, to number 6.

  • q-sac

    such a wide range of emotions over the past 24 hours…

    first nausea (i’m calling it an emotion b/c that’s what i felt and i’m physically fine) – an agonizing loss to a difficult-to-stomach coach on a huge stage.

    then anger – seeing aforementioned d-bag coach exhibit his classless behavior on our home court in yet another childish display.

    then comfort – realizing that the coach’s meltdown was the takeaway from the night, and that we would never trade our guy for theirs regardless of the outcome on the court.

    then relief – nabbing what appears to be a solid first recruit for 2014.

    and finally joy – seeing tb and thjr. get some recognition for all their efforts. even if declare after this year – thanks for staying as long as you did and good luck on the next stage of your journey. (… just don’t forget you still got work to do here. please bring it come tourney tim

    • jakelam2116

      Well-said. That was the most crushing loss a fan can experience the way the last 50 seconds went, but finally starting to feel better.

  • buda

    stauskas snubbed? better season than dekker and hammons, I think.

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Would have picked him over Hammons but not Dekker.

      • jakelam2116

        Yeah, I don’t get the Hammons pick.

        • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

          I don’t get the Hardaway pick.

          • Mattski

            I was a little surprised, too. Arguably, he’s been better in all phases of the game except three-point shooting. I was trying to remember whether he had a single game this year where he really went off. Happy for him, though, and hope he sticks around and kills it next year. I think Timmy even more than Trey could be the difference in how well we do, because the team will need leadership.

          • q-sac

            no way michigan comes close to beating ohio state at home without timmy having a career night. they were getting layups. he was bombing triples.

          • Mattski

            Thanks for the reminder. Is there a go-to site for stat lines from previous games?

          • q-sac

            i don’t know about a good site for that – this is my go-to for michigan bball. i just remember tim being unconscious that game and hitting 5 or 6 three balls.

          • JeremyS

            Ouch. It hurts to hear you say it but I agree. The media got it right for 1st team.

          • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

            No offense intended to the kid, but if I was picking a first team I would have gone with Gary Harris.

            And how was Cody Zeller not unanimous by the coaches?

          • ColinNer

            You can make an argument for or against a lot of players for the 5th spot on the first team. Personally, I would have voted for Payne or Craft, but Hardaway certainly had moments.

          • blackie6

            conspiracy by B1G coaches to get Hardaway to leave early! : )

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528316211 Will Keathley

        He should have been picked over Glenn, avg a tick more per game, with one 4 min game due to the elbow and shot 46% from 3 and 85% from the line, better freshman year IMO

  • http://twitter.com/Woody_Pickle Dustin Rainey

    The POY award goes to the player on the team that loses the final game of the regular season. At home. With a championship on the line. Bricking a free throw with the game on the line and not to the other contender who beat UM. TWICE…. hmmm interesting. Seems to me POY should be called offensive player of the year award rather. Don’t forget the saying… Defense wins championships. CZ may have won it for IU last night but it was the 13 boards by Oladipo that created the chance for it to happen and forcing Burke to throw it up 20 times to get his 20 points. Burke is one special kid but the fact IU won last night and not UM should have shot down his chances. If they would have won then it would be a different story. Regardless Burke is still deserving of the award even though by personal opinion not the most deserving one. Good luck in the tournament. The 3rd round of the Big Ten tourney will settle it for good

    • JB

      dustin rainey or coach crean?

    • Rickwithabig

      Only in your mind obviously

    • Mattski

      Yes, because it’s player of the YEAR, not the game. And because he put the team in a position to play that game for the championship much more than any other single player did for their school. It’s all about the consistency, and although he’s high usage, you would be, too, if called on to do all he is asked to do. Remember, he’s 19 years old.

    • jemblue

      Anyone watching yesterday’s game saw that Zeller was IU’s go-to guy, not Oladipo.

    • Devin

      I guess according to Dustin Rainey, the POY award is given out based on performance is 1 single game.

      Well Dustin, I ask that you please compare the statistics between the 2 players. And also consider the fact that Burke got B1G POY from BOTH the media AND the COACHES. So wouldn’t you think the coaches who see these kids in person know a little bit more about it then a biased fan?

    • Devin

      Victor Oladipo has had a great year, don’t get me wrong, but serious, this whole Oladipo as National POY is just pure media driven cool aid…… just keep drinkin it. It was the same thing with manti te’o and his Hiesman hype.

    • David DeMember

      It’s a lot easier to be a guard at any level of basketball when you have a dominant center behind you…

    • gobluemd16

      Everyone on twitter and Bozich saying how Trey scored 45 points in 44 shots in the two games against Indiana, just fyi Oladipo scored 29 points on 30 shots in those same games. Not only was Trey clearly superior throughout the season, but it is not like Oladipo was better head to head. And, the award isn’t team of the year, it is player of the year.

  • Wayman Britt

    Congratulations to Trey he deserves the recognition. I am a little surprised Tim got 1st team, but will take it.

    I know some posters may disagree with this, but I don’t think Tim is ready for the NBA yet. I think he would have a hard time making a NBA team.

    • Devin

      I think THJ would be well served to return for his senior season. I don’t see why this isn’t a possibility? I mean, is THJ really in that much of a rush to follow in his dad’s footsteps?

    • Adam St Patrick

      IMO Hardaway’s not a lifer in the NBA. He’s got a shot and could see some years on somebody’s bench, but I don’t think he’s a quality NBA contributor. He’s got the three but nothing else he does is NBA-level. He could come back and work on his defense, but it’s never going to be a strength of his. He’s really put in the work on his dribble, and deserves a lot of kudos, but I don’t see that working for him in the NBA either.

      It’s a weak draft this year. If he’s looking like a very strong first-round pick, the best thing for him in terms of money is to go. Next year he’ll have the stink of being a senior working against him, which is not a positive for scouts. He certainly could come back and build on his game, be a senior leader, and have a great year, and it might help him be a little bit more NBA ready, but it’s hard to imagine that really impacting his NBA prospects.

      It would of course be great for Michigan. He’s worked hard on his game and that gritty not-gonna-lose face he had on during the OSU home game was the stuff we love to see. That’s a wonderful senior to have on your roster, and it’s always better when you can bring in elite freshmen and make them fight to get on the floor. If he comes back IMO next year you have to have him McGary and Morgan starting and you let Stauskas, Robinson and Irvin fight it out for for the remaining wing minutes.

    • mikey_mac

      I actually fully agree with you about Tim’s NBA potential. So the question for Tim becomes: Stick around and enjoy his senior season, or leave now, knowing his stock is unlikely to rise much further (unless he has some sort of ball-handling and defensive awakenings). It probably all hinges on his expected draft position, as conveyed to him by NBA scouts and his “people.” First round, and I expect he’s gone. Keep in mind, a majority of late first-round picks don’t ever become meaningful rotation players, so it’s hard to say first-round status is out of reach for Tim.

  • Jeff

    Can’t imagine why they gave coach of the year to Bo Ryan. They lost 10 games and had to get pretty lucky not to lose a couple more. I’d have probably given it to Matta over him.

    • Erob

      I think Ryan deserved it. They lost their starting PG for the season and have probably the least talent of any of the top 5 teams but were still contending for the title until the end. I’m just glad it didn’t go to Crean.

    • rlcBlue

      1.) Lose point guard a couple of weeks before season starts.
      2.) Look badly overmatched in non-conference schedule.
      3.) Tinker with lineup.
      4.) Beat #1 team in country on the road.
      5.) Finish 4th or better yet again in toughest edition of Big Ten yet.

    • blackie6

      no way, definitely Izzo…. Did you see the lack of talent Izzo had this year again? And he still managed to win 13 Big Ten Games! #izzosbestcoachingjobever!

      I like the bo ryan selection in all honesty. What about John Beilein? Because the media hyped his team, he isnt’ deserving? He is playing the 4th youngest team in the 5 major conferences….. 5 freshmen…. Matta is playing zero freshmen.

  • MGoTweeter

    Congrats Trey, Timmy and Glenn! Personally I did not think there was much of a question for B1G POY when you consider the consistency that Burke has shown over the course of the campaign and his overall contribution to the team. Like it or not, Burke was the Michigan offense for much of the B1G play and probably the best defender as well.

    Mildly shocked by Th Jr. on the first team for the coaches. I would have gone with Harris, then Payne then toss up with Craft. Bergrenn probably would be in the mix too. But that is a tough call. None of those guys consistently proved it and all of them had their great moments.

  • steve sharik

    I thought McCaffrey from Iowa should’ve been coach of the year.

  • mikey_mac

    Appling on coaches’ second team? They should just let the media do the selections.