Penn State's Frazier Back on Top

After missing most of 2012-13 due to injury, the Nittany Lion guard lands a spot on the preseason All-B1G team for 2013-14. The media is not expecting much from PSU as a team, though.

The media panel that votes on the All-Big Ten basketball teams expects Penn State guard Tim Frazier to pick up where he left off.

Frazier was named first-team All-Conference at the end of the 2011-12 season, a campaign in which he led the league in assists and steals while finishing second in scoring.

But he missed most of the 2012-13 season after sustaining a ruptured left Achilles in the fourth game. He had surgery to repair the injury, was granted a medical redshirt and is now back for his fifth year in the program.

At Big Ten Media Day in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday, the same media panel that voted Frazier All-Big Ten more than a year and a half ago tabbed him as a first-team Preseason All-Conference pick for 2013-14.

Frazier is joined on the first team by Michigan forwards Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III, Michigan State guard Gary Harris, MSU forward Adreian Payne, and Ohio State guard Aaron Craft.

Harris was named the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.

Michigan State was a unanimous choice to win the conference title, with Michigan and OSU projected to finish second and third, respectively.

The official Big Ten polling only shows the top three teams. But an unofficial poll of media panel members ranked all 12 Big Ten teams. In that tally, which you can see in the graphic below, Penn State is projected to finish 11th in the conference.

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