clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MSU basketball: Outright champions earn individual All-Big Ten honors

Bridges earns unanimous First Team honors; Jackson picks up two big awards

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Minnesota Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Spartan fans, your outright Big Ten champions racked up some serious conference accolades today.

Where to even begin? Well, let’s start with Miles Bridges, who was one of two players to land a unanimous spot on the All-Big Ten First Team by coaches and media. The other unanimous player is Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop, who was also named Big Ten Player of the Year.

NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Star freshman Jaren Jackson landed two big awards, picking up Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. After a season with 102 blocks and averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, that’s not a surprise at all.

The Spartans didn’t land anyone on the All-Big Ten Second Team — not even Cassius Winston. Yes, the same Cassius Winston that leads the conference in assists and 3-point percentage.

Instead, Winston and Jackson made the coaches All-Big Ten Third Team. Winston, Jackson and Nick Ward also earned media All-Big Ten Third Team honors.

Tum Tum Nairn also represented Michigan State, becoming a Sportsmanship Award honoree.

Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann earned Coach of the Year from coaches and media. For the complete list of teams, the Big Ten website has you covered.