Finishing 13th in a 14-team conference is no way to turn heads among the league’s coaches or media types.
Which explains why Penn State is so poorly represented on the 2016-17 All-Big Ten teams. http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1760229-kwantel-raines-put...
The only Nittany Lion to take home hardware for his play is true freshman point guard Tony Carr, who earned a spot on the coaches’ All-Freshman team and was named honorable-mention All-Conference by the media. The honors were announced Monday evening.
Carr leads PSU with 13.2 points per game and a school freshman record 130 assists on the season.
There did seem to be a couple of odd omissions for Penn State.
Sophomore forward Josh Reaves, who leads the Big Ten in steals with 2.2 per game, was not included on the coaches’ All-Defensive team. Nor was rookie center Mike Watkins, who ranks second in the league and first among freshmen in the NCAA in blocks with 2.6 per game.
Junior forward Payton Banks was recognized as PSU’s Sportsmanship Award winner.
The 13th-seeded Nittany Lions face No. 12 seed Nebraska in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.