The 2017-18 All-Big Ten teams were announced on Monday evening and Moritz Wagner of Michigan earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors by the coaches and media poll.
Wagner raised his points per game total from the 2016-17 season by 2.3 points to average 14.4 points per game. In Big Ten play alone, the German native scored 13.9 points per game and added 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Congrats to the 2017-18 #B1GMBBall second-team All-Big Ten honorees as selected by conference coaches and media. pic.twitter.com/rGMUDJCWBk— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 26, 2018
Outside of Wagner, U-M’s senior forward Duncan Robinson earned the leagues Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year award while senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman was an honorable mention.
Duncan Robinson of @umichbball named 2017-18 #B1GMBBall Sixth Man of the Year by conference coaches. pic.twitter.com/fQElJvDcpF— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 26, 2018
The Big Ten Player of the Year was given to Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop. He joined Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Penn State’s Tony Carr, Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. (coaches) and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (media).
Ohio State’s head coach Chris Holtmann was named the leagues Coach of the Year.
The Wolverines beat Maryland 85-61 on Saturday and will resume action in the Big Ten Tournament with a scheduled time of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in New York City.