Ohio State has placed a league-best four players on the Big Ten’s team of the decade as awarded by the Big Ten Network.
Leading the way is Evan Turner, who only actually played during one year of the decade but made it impactful. The 2010 consensus national player of the year, Turner was the lone Ohio State player to earn first-team honors.
"That 10 years went by fast!"@OhioStateHoops great Evan Turner (@thekidet) joins @BTNRickPizzo to discuss his #BTNAllDecade 1st Team selection.
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Jared Sullinger, who played for the Buckeyes from 2010-12 and was named a first-team All-American in both seasons, was named to the second team. Aaron Craft, who played from 2010-14, was named to the third team alongside D’Angelo Russell, who played for the Buckeyes for the 2014-15 season and was then taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
#BTNAllDecade 2nd Team
Player: Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0)
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Turner, Sullinger and Craft are now all part of Carmen’s Crew, the team primarily comprised of former Ohio State players participating in The Basketball Tournament. Sullinger is the coach, Turner is the general manager and Craft will play his final games before retiring and entering medical school at Ohio State. Russell plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves and was a consensus first-team All-American during his season with the Buckeyes.
And it begins ...
#BTNAllDecade 3rd Team
Player: Aaron Craft (@ACraft4)
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Joining Turner on the first team are Michigan’s Trey Burke, Michigan State’s Draymond Green and Denzel Valentine and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky. Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Michigan State’s Cassius Winston were all on the second team, while a tie in voting created six members of the third team: Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson and Caleb Swanigan and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy.
The voting was conducted by a 24-member panel of media, former coaches and former players. BTN will announce the coach of the decade Thursday and player of the decade Friday.