Aaron Craft, Ohio State, guard, 6-2, Sr.: The first-team All-Big Ten pick and all-defensive team captain simply is a massive pain to play against.
Gary Harris, Michigan State, guard, 6-4, So.: He was Big Ten freshman of the year despite repeatedly playing through injury. Elite combination of shooter and defender.
Adreian Payne, Michigan State, forward, 6-10, Sr.: Second-team All-Big Ten who is preseason first-team All-American. Top 10 in Big Ten in four statistical categories.
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan, forward, 6-6, So.: The son of 1994 Big Ten player of the year Glenn “Big Dog'' Robinson should blossom as a big scorer this season.
Mitch McGary, Michigan, forward, 6-10, So.: Exploded in postseason play, making Final Four and South Regional all-tourney teams. Flirted with NBA before returning.
Player of year: Harris
Newcomer of year
Noah Vonleh, Indiana: This 6-10, 240-pounder is likely a one-and-done player who the Hoosiers will look to for big contributions.
Coach of year
Tom Izzo, Michigan State: He's looking for a seventh Final Four in 19 years.
NCAA teams: Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana
NIT teams: Purdue, Illinois