Ohio State junior center Kaleb Wesson was named second-team all-Big Ten by both the coaches and media, the league announced Monday.
Entering the Big Ten tournament, Wesson leads the Buckeyes in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (9.3) average and has posted a career-high 11 double-doubles. He was a preseason first-team all-league selection in a media poll conducted jointly by The Dispatch and the Athletic.
It’s the third individual award for Wesson. He was named to the league’s all-freshman team two seasons ago, after averaging 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 33 games including 30 starts, and then was named honorable mention all-league as a sophomore by both the coaches and media for averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 32 games including 31 starts. He was named Big Ten player of the week once in each of his last two seasons.
Senior walk-on Danny Hummer was named as the school’s 2020 Sportsmanship Award honoree.
The seventh-seeded Buckeyes will open Big Ten tournament play Thursday against No. 10 seed Purdue.
Iowa’s Luka Garza was named Big Ten player of the year and a first-team all-league selection.
Four players were consensus first-team all-league players, picked by both the coaches and media: Garza, Maryland’s Jalen Smith, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Penn State’s Lamar Stevens. The coaches picked Maryland’s Anthony Cowan Jr. and the media selected Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu.
Wisconsin coach Greg Gard, who led the Badgers to a share of the conference title, was named coach of the year.
Joining Wesson on the second team are Michigan’s Zavier Simpson, Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman, Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu and Cowan (media) and Dosunmu (coaches). Tillman was also named Big Ten defensive player of the year.
Maryland’s Aaron Wiggins was named Big Ten sixth man of the year.