Michigan State forward Draymond Green, Purdue forward Robbie Hummel and Northwestern forward John Shurna joined Sullinger on both lists while Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor (coaches) and Penn State guard Tim Frazier (media) rounded out the first-teams.
The Big Ten Player of the Year was awarded to Green, who became the favorite to take home the top honor despite being closely contended by Sullinger. Green led Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, averaging 16.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Ohio State sophomore point guard Aaron Craft was named as the conference's Defensive Player of the Year, while Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was named Coach of the Year. Purdue swingman D.J. Byrd was voted Sixth Man of the Year.