Is it really news if everyone already knows it? That's a valid question when you're talking about the career of Wisconsin senior Ethan Happ. Monday, the Badgers senior forward was named first-team all-Big Ten by the conference media and coaches. This is his third straight first-team selection. He's the first three-time all-conference player in program history.
Happ led Wisconsin in points (17.8), rebounds (10.4), assists (4.7), and steals (1.1) per game. His point, rebound, and assist totals were top-five in the Big Ten. The Milan, Illinois native is the fourth player in Big Ten history to score 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a his career. He joins Joe Berry Carroll (Purdue, 1977-'80), Greg Kelser (Michigan St., 1976-'79), and Herb Williams (Ohio St., 1978-'81).
Wisconsin sophomore D'Mitrik Trice was named honorable mention all-conference. Senior Khalil Iverson received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Michigan State guard Cassius Winston, Purdue's Carsen Edwards, Maryland's Bruno Fernando, and Penn State's Lamar Stevens round out the rest of the first-team. Winston was named conference Player of the Year.
Purdue's Matt Painter was named conference Coach of the Year.