Indiana has several players on their 2023-24 roster with high ceilings, but seeing will be believing when it comes to reaching All-Big Ten recognition from the media.
IU players such as Xavier Johnson, Trey Galloway, Mackenzie Mgbako, Malik Reneau and Kel’el Ware all have shown flashes at various points in their careers. They can use today’s news as motivation to be on the All-Big Ten teams that really matter — after the season.
It should come as no surprise, Purdue senior center Zach Edey has been named the 2023-24 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, as chosen by a select media panel, the conference office announced on Thursday. He’ll attempt to repeat as the league’s top player.
The media panel also selected a 10-member Preseason All-Big Ten Team, with eight conference members represented.
Edey was one of four unanimous selections, joining a trio of guards in Illinois’ Terrence Shannon Jr., Maryland’s Jahmir Young, and Boo Buie from Northwestern. Also selected to the team were Maryland forward Julian Reese, Minnesota guard Dawson Garcia, Michigan State guards A.J. Hoggard and Tyson Walker, Nebraska guard Keisei Tominaga, and Rutgers center Clifford Omoruyi.
Further to the point of seeing is believing — all ten members of the 2023-24 Preseason All-Big Ten Team received All-Big Ten honors following the 2022-23 campaign. Buie and Shannon joined Edey with First Team accolades, while Omoruyi, Walker, and Young were named to the Second Team. Hoggard earned a spot on the Third Team, with Garcia, Reese, and Tominaga receiving Honorable Mention.
The 2023-24 preseason All-Big Ten team can be found below.
2023-24 Preseason All-Big Ten Team
TERRENCE SHANNON JR., 5th YEAR, G, ILLINOIS
Julian Reese, Jr., F, Maryland
JAHMIR YOUNG, 5th YEAR, G, MARYLAND
Dawson Garcia, Jr., F, Minnesota
A.J. Hoggard, Sr., G, Michigan State
Tyson Walker, Grad., G, Michigan State
Keisei Tominaga, Sr., G, Nebraska
BOO BUIE, Grad., G, NORTHWESTERN
ZACH EDEY, Sr., C, PURDUE
Clifford Omoruyi, Sr., C, Rutgers
2023-24 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year
Zach Edey, Purdue
Unanimous selections listed in ALL CAPS
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