Michigan point guard Burke is Big Ten Player of the Year

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 1:35 AM
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Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.

Burke and Indiana's Victor Oladipo are also considered national player of the year candidates. Indiana edged Michigan 72-71 on Sunday to win the outright conference title.

The media's All-Big Ten first team is Burke, Oladipo, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State. The coaches went with almost the same exact group, except Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. replaced Craft.

Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe was named to the second team by the media and the third team by coaches, while Gophers point guard Andre Hollins was named to the third team by media and honorable mention by coaches.

Mbakwe was selected to the second team by both coaches and media as a junior in 2010-11. This season, the St. Paul native led the Big Ten in rebounding for the second time, averaging 8.7 rebounds, including a league-leading 3.3 offensive rebounds per game. In conference play, he led all players with 9.8 rebounds per contest.

Hollins was 10th on the Big Ten scoring list this season, averaging 13.9 points per game. The Memphis native and starting point guard was one of the top three-point threats in the conference.

Wisconsin center Jared Berggren of Princeton was chosen second-team All-Big Ten by both media and coaches and also was an All-Big Ten defensive team honoree. Berggren is one of only four players to finish the season among the Big Ten’s top-25 scorers and top-10 rebounders.

Both the media and the coaches named Gary Harris of Michigan State freshman of the year and Bo Ryan of Wisconsin coach of the year.

Oladipo was named defensive player of the year by the coaches.

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