Nunn named All-Freshman

Nunn named All-Freshman

ROSEMONT — Kendrick Nunn was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman team Monday.

Illinois teammate Rayvonte Rice was an honorable mention all-conference pick.


The Big Ten all-conference teams and individual award winners were announced on Monday, with Michigan’s Nik Stauskas earning Big Ten Player of the Year honors from the conference’s coaches and a media panel. Michigan head coach John Beilein claimed Coach of the Year laurels from the media while Nebraska head coach Tim Miles was named Coach of the Year by his peers. Indiana’s Noah Vonleh picked up Freshman of the Year accolades from the coaches and media. Ohio State’s Aaron Craft was named the Defensive Player of the Year while Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes was voted the Sixth Man of the Year by the coaches. 


Stauskas was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media. He was joined on the first team for both the coaches and media by Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble, Michigan State’s Gary Harris, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky.


Joining Vonleh and Hayes on the coaches’ All-Freshman Team were Illinois’ Kendrick Nunn, Michigan’s Derrick Walton Jr., and Purdue’s Kendall Stephens. Craft was joined on the All-Defensive Team by his teammate Shannon Scott, Harris, Purdue’s A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser.


The Big Ten also announced 12 Sportsmanship Award Honorees. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.  This season’s honorees are Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand, Indiana’s Will Sheehey, Iowa’s Mike Gesell, Michigan’s Jon Horford, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Minnesota’s Austin Hollins, Nebraska’s Shavon Shields, Northwestern’s Drew Crawford, Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith Jr., Penn State’s Tim Frazier, Purdue’s Travis Carroll and Wisconsin’s Ben Brust.

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coaxhdufus wrote on March 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

How bad of a coach is Groce to not realize that this kid can play...he's either blind or utterly Weber

walker wrote on March 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

excuse me but what are you talking about. Of course groce knows what he has in nunn

coaxhdufus wrote on March 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm

thats why he waited more than half the season to give him playing time...yeah sure he does.Weber 2.0

ERE wrote on March 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm
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Congratulations Kendrick!! Always appreciated you being our first big recruit of the Groce era. Wishing you all the best in the 3rd season and the years to come!