With Wisconsin expected by most to win the 2014-15 Big Ten title and serve as one of the best teams in the entire country, the Badgers are well-represented in our projected Big Ten all-conference teams.
Few players in college basketball history have captured our collective attention the way "Frank the Tank" Kaminsky did during the 2014 NCAA tournament. He has to be considered the front-runner for Big Ten Player of the Year, but he certainly won't be without stiff competition.
Could Purdue produce the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year despite being one of the worst defensive teams in the conference last year? Could someone from Maryland be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in the Terrapins' first season in the conference?
In the fourth week of our second seven-week series of the summer, we took a look at Big Ten rosters and projected standings to forecast the first, second and third All-Big Ten teams—as well as a handful of honorable mentions.
In addition to those teams, we also projected Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Coach of the Year.
In case you'd like to reference them in the discussion, here are the projected Big Ten standings from late June.