Big Ten Media Tab Michigan State as Conference's Preseason Favorite - BIG TEN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE


MSU is officially the favorite to win the Big Ten (ahead of Ohio State and Purdue), and Kalin Lucas is the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year (and a first-team all-conference pick). Lucas is certainly a reasonable pick, given that he won the end-of-season award two years ago, but I'd probably go with Demetri McCamey, who's likely to put up bigger numbers. Lucas will need some time to get back to a 100% explosiveness level, and hopefully the emergence of Durrell Summers as a consistent scoring threat will reduce the need for Lucas to put up big numbers every night.