Big Ten Basketball Coach of the Year, Juwan Howard, hoists champions banner.

CBB Review continues its conference previews with Big Ten Basketball. Michigan brings in more talent, solidifies its determination to go back-to-back.

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Big Ten Basketball Projected Standings

1. Michigan

2. Purdue

3. Ohio State

4. Illinois

5. Maryland

6. Indiana

7. Michigan State

8. Rutgers

9. Iowa

10. Wisconsin

11. Northwestern

12. Penn State

13. Nebraska

14. Minnesota

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten Basketball Player of the Year

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten Basketball Coach of the Year

Juwan Howard, Michigan

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Caleb Houstan, Michigan

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten Transfer of the Year

Jamari Wheeler, Penn State

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten First Team

  • G: Jaden Ivey, Purdue
  • F: E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
  • F: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
  • F/C: Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
  • C: Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten Second Team

  • G: Andre Curbelo, Illinois
  • G: Eric Ayala, Maryland
  • G: Devante’ Jones, Michigan
  • F: Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
  • F: Trevion Williams, Purdue

CBB Review Preseason Big Ten All-Freshman Team

  • G: Max Christie, Michigan State
  • G: Bryce McGowens, Nebraska
  • G: Malaki Brandham, Ohio State
  • F: Caleb Houstan, Michigan
  • F: Moussa Diabate, Michigan

By Collin Speicher

Sophomore at the University of South Carolina. Broadcast and Journalism Major. SEC Writer for ncaamreview.com and Producer/Host of "DoYouAgree?" Sports Talk Show.

2 thoughts on “Big Ten Basketball Preview: 2021-22”
  1. […] The physical guard has underrated handles and is a menace in transition. When Ayala goes downhill, good luck. He’s also an above-average jump shot shooter and can play the point guard position when needed. Ayala could be a Big Ten first-teamer. […]

  2. […] Cockburn is returning and looks to be an All-American on his way to prove himself as an NBA draft prospect. He has started all but three games for the Fighting Illini in the past two seasons and averaged 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds last year. […]

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