CHAMPAIGN - Illinois forward Malcolm Hill was named to the preseason All-Big Ten Team, voted on by a panel of conference media.
Hill is the first Illini to be named the preseason all-conference team since Demetri McCamey in 2010-11.
The 6-foot-6 Illini senior was named to the Second Team All-Big Ten Team last season. He became the first Illini to ever total 600 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists in a single season and was the only Big Ten player to lead his team in scoring 18.1), rebounds (6.6) and assists (3.3).
Nigel Hayes was named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year. The Wisconsin senior forward was the only unanimous selection to teh team.
2016-17 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Malcolm Hill, G, Illinois
James Blackmon Jr., G, Indiana
Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana
Peter Jok, G, Iowa
Melo Trimble, G, Maryland
Derrick Walton Jr., G, Michigan
Caleb Swanigan, F, Purdue
Ethan Happ, F, Wisconsin
NIGEL HAYES, F, Wisconsin
Bronson Koenig, F, Wisconsin
Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS