The Big Ten announced its All-Big Ten team and award recipients yesterday, with six Badgers receiving honors.
Junior center Frank Kaminsky was selected by the coaches and media as a first team all-Big Ten selection. Kaminsky was among the most improved players in the conference, shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from 3-point range.
Sophomore forward Sam Dekker also made the second team, thanks to his athleticism and versatility as an offensive weapon. Redshirt junior Josh Gasser made the all-defensive team and received an honorable mention for the All-Big Ten team.
Senior guard Ben Brust and junior guard Traevon Jackson also received honorable mentions. All three guards were constant presences on the floor, each averaging more than 30 minutes per game and delivering the accurate shooting and rebounding that has come to be expected from Wisconsin guards. Freshman forward Nigel Hayes also took home the Sixth Man of the Year award after averaging eight points in 17.8 minutes per game.