Midseason All Big Ten
PG: Daniel Horton (Michigan) - 16.0 ppg, 5.6 apg, 2.6 rpg, 1.9 spg, 47.0% fgs, 39.4% 3s, 87.0% fts. He has elevated his game to another level as a senior at Michigan and is helping carry the team thus far. Still has moments where he reverts to poor shot selection, but his near 2/1 asst/to ratio is light years ahead of his first 3 years. And don't forget he still plays great on the ball defense.
SG: Dee Brown (Illinois) - 15.6 ppg, 5.3 apg, 2.9 rbg, 1.6 spg, 37.2% fgs, 35.3% 3s, 76.7% fts. Got off to a horrible start shooting the rock, but he is carrying Illinois right now. Percentages are all down this year from last, but he is drawing tons of attention from the other team which opens up things for everybody else. And no, he's not really a point guard, more of a scorer. So I'm sticking him at the 2.
SF: Maurice Ager (Michigan State) - 19.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 45.5% fgs, 37.3% 3s, 79.4% fts. He is a high flying wing that can score from anywhere on the court.
PF: Marco Killingsworth (Indiana) - 20.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 62.3% fgs, 56.8% fts. If it wasn't for the eye-popping 4.5 turnovers per game that he averages, he'd be in the running for B10 POY and perhaps first team All American. A force down low who can score against anybody, but still coughs it up way too much.
C: Paul Davis (Michigan State) - 18.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.9 bpg, 58.0% fgs, 89.9% fts. He is one of the best post players in the country and the key to MSU's success in any particular game. His dynamite FT shooting makes him a tough cover as you can't just hack him to take him out of the game.
Apologies to other top notch players that didn't make the cut. We've still got a full 2 months to go, though, before the final rankings are made.
Labels: Michigan Basketball