Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell was named first team All-Big Ten on Monday night, one of only five players to earn that honor. Ferrell joins Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell, Maryland's Dez Wells and Iowa's Aaron White on the first team, as selected by the Big Ten coaches. The media selected Maryland's Melo Trimble in place of teammate Dez Wells.
Ferrell is the first Indiana player since 2013 to make the All-Big Ten first team. Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo both made the first team that year. Ferrell made the All-Big Ten second team as a sophomore last season.
"I think it says a lot about what Yogi has done and the respect level for him," Tom Crean said on his radio show Monday night. "People respect him. I wouldn't trade him for anybody. There's so much more that he can give. He's gonna have a long career. It's a pleasure to coach him."
Ferrell is averaging 16.0 points and 5.0 points per game heading into this week's Big Ten Tournament. The Park Tudor product is turning it over only 1.9 times per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc, both career highs.
Indiana's James Blackmon Jr. was named to the Big Ten's all-freshman team, joining Trimble, Russell, Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh and Jae'Sean Tate of Ohio State. Russell was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Blackmon Jr. was also named All-Big Ten honorable mention.
Maryland's Mark Turgeon was selected as the Coach of the Year by the media and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan earned the honor according to the coaches.
Michigan State's Branden Dawson, Penn State's D.J. Newbill, Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin's Sam Dekker were consensus All-Big Ten second team selections. The coaches selected Trimble to the list and the media selected Wells.
Michigan State's Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, Maryland's Jake Layman, Nebraska's Terran Petteway and Iowa's Jared Uthoff made the All-Big Ten third team.