Walton earns second-team All-Big Ten, two more honored
Written by Matt Pargoff   

While Derrick Walton Jr. had some ups and downs in his final run in the Maize and Blue, there is little question that he turned a corner during Big Ten play, helping the Wolverines to a strong final run that is expected to land them in the NCAA Tournament. The veteran guard was recognized for his play on Monday, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the media and coaches.

Scoring more than 20 points on nine occasions during the season, Walton averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He became the first player in Michigan history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists over the course of his career.

Joining Walton in earning recognition for their play this year were sophomore Moritz Wagner and senior Zak Irvin, who both earned honorable mention status.

Named to the list by both the media and coaches, Wagner’s dual-threat skill as both an inside presence and long-range shooter created matchup problems for opponents all season. He finished the regular season averaging 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while tying for third best on the team with 41 made three pointers.

Playing more minutes than anyone else on the Michigan team, Irvin was named by the media as honorable mention, averaging 12.6 points per outing. Irvin was the Wolverines’ lone selection on the list of sportsmanship honorees.

Check out the complete 2016-17 All-Big Ten Basketball list below with unanimous selections listed in all caps.

COACHES SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM

Peter Jok, Iowa

MELO TRIMBLE, Maryland

Nate Mason, Minnesota

CALEB SWANIGAN, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM

Malcolm Hill, Illinois

Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM

Thomas Bryant, Indiana

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

Tai Webster, Nebraska

Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION

James Blackmon Jr., Indiana

Moritz Wagner, Michigan

Nick Ward, Michigan State

Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio State

Vincent Edwards, Purdue

Isaac Haas, Purdue

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

Corey Sanders, Rutgers

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

Tyler Cook, Iowa

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

Amir Coffey, Minnesota

Tony Carr, Penn State

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Reggie Lynch, Minnesota

Vic Law, Northwestern

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

Zak Showalter, Wisconsin

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CALEB SWANIGAN, Purdue

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Reggie Lynch, Minnesota

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Miles Bridges, Michigan State

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Nicholas Baer, Iowa

COACH OF THE YEAR: Richard Pitino, Minnesota

MEDIA SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM

Peter Jok, Iowa

Melo Trimble, Maryland

Nate Mason, Minnesota

CALEB SWANIGAN, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM

Malcolm Hill, Illinois

Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

Tai Webster, Nebraska

Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

THIRD TEAM

James Blackmon Jr., Indiana

Thomas Bryant, Indiana

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

Vincent Edwards, Purdue

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION

Zak Irvin, Michigan

Moritz Wagner, Michigan

Nick Ward, Michigan State

Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern

Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio State

Trevor Thompson, Ohio State

Tony Carr, Penn State

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

Isaac Haas, Purdue

Corey Sanders, Rutgers

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Miles Bridges, Michigan State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Richard Pitino, Minnesota

SPORTSMANSHIP HONOREES

Malcolm Hill, Illinois

Collin Hartman, Indiana

Nicholas Baer, Iowa

Damonte Dodd, Maryland

Zak Irvin, Michigan

Eron Harris, Michigan State

Bakary Konaté, Minnesota

Jordy Tshimanga, Nebraska

Sanjay Lumpkin, Northwestern

C.J. Jackson, Ohio State

Payton Banks, Penn State

Jon McKeeman, Purdue

Mike Williams, Rutgers

Vitto Brown, Wisconsin


 

 
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