Men's Basketball

    White, Wilmont and Calloway Earn All-Big Ten Honors

    Go Hoosiers! Junior forward D.J. White earned second team All-Big Ten honors.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior forward D.J. White earned second team All-Big Ten honors.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 6, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior guards Roderick Wilmont and Earl Calloway joined junior forward D.J. White in earning All-Big Ten honors, the league announced this morning. White collected second team accolades from the conference coaches and media, while Wilmont picked up third team honors from the coaches and the media. Calloway secured honorable mention recognition from the media. Additionally, senior guard Errek Suhr was selected as Indiana's representative for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (each institution had one honoree).

    The 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and honorable mention selection, White led the team (conference games) with 6.4 rebounds (sixth), 1.81 blocks (second) and shot 51.9 percent (seventh) in 31.9 minutes. He recorded three 20-point games, 11 games in double figures and two 10-plus rebounding outings while finishing second on the team with 13.6 points per game (tie for 12th).

    One of the 30 finalists for the Naismith Award and a first team NABC All-District 10 member, White leads the Hoosiers overall with 13.7 points (11th), 6.8 boards (sixth), 2.21 blocks (second) and 51.8-percent shooting (sixth) in 31.1 minutes.

    Wilmont is coming off his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor, where he recorded back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 26.0 points and 11.5 rebounds as the Hoosiers clinched sole possession of third place with victories at Northwestern and against Penn State. The Miramar, Fla., native scored a career-high 31 points and matched a career best with 12 rebounds against the Wildcats and hit a school record nine 3-pointers in 13 attempts (fourth most in school history).

    He led the team in scoring in league games with 13.8 points and is second overall at 12.8. Additionally, Wilmont is second on the team with 5.9 boards per game. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten (overall games) with 2.41 3-pointers made per game and sat fifth in league games only with 2.63 treys made per contest.

    Calloway returned to the starting lineup following a shoulder injury and netted his second career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 11 assists, as Indiana disposed of Penn State. He shot 6-of-9 from the floor and committed just one turnover in 31 minutes.

    The Atlanta native is fifth in the league with 4.27 assists per game and a 1.88 assist/turnover ratio. Calloway has started 22 games this season and appeared in 26, averaging 9.7 points in 27.0 minutes. He also is fourth in the league with a team-best 82.4 free throw percentage.

    Indiana clinched sole possession of third place in the Big Ten and the third seed in the conference tournament with its 94-63 victory over Penn State on Saturday. The Hoosiers head to Chicago to face the winner of the Illinois-Penn State game on Friday, March 9. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus with a 9:10 p.m. EST tip.

    As selected by Big Ten media
    (players names in ALL CAPS have 2007-08 eligibility)

    FIRST TEAM
    Adam Haluska, Iowa
    DREW NEITZEL, Michigan State
    MIKE CONLEY JR, Ohio State
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State*
    Alando Tucker, Wisconsin*

    SECOND TEAM
    D.J. White, Indiana
    GEARY CLAXTON, Penn State
    Carl Landry, Purdue
    David Teague, Purdue
    Kammron Taylor, Wisconsin

    THIRD TEAM
    Warren Carter, Illinois
    SHAUN PRUITT, Illinois
    Roderick Wilmont, Indiana
    TYLER SMITH, Iowa
    Dion Harris, Michigan

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Earl Calloway, Indiana
    DAN COLEMAN, Minnesota
    LAWRENCE MCKENZIE, Minnesota
    Tim Doyle, Northwestern
    JAMAR BUTLER, Ohio State
    DAEQUAN COOK, Ohio State
    Ron Lewis, Ohio State
    JAMELLE CORNLEY, Penn State
    MICHAEL FLOWERS, Wisconsin

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
    Alando Tucker, Wisconsin

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State

    COACH OF THE YEAR:
    Thad Matta, Ohio State
    *Denotes unanimous selection

    2006-07 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team
    As selected by Big Ten coaches
    (players names in ALL CAPS have 2007-08 eligibility)

    FIRST TEAM
    Adam Haluska, Iowa
    DREW NEITZEL, Michigan State
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State
    Carl Landry, Purdue
    Alando Tucker, Wisconsin*

    SECOND TEAM
    Warren Carter, Illinois
    D.J. White, Indiana
    MIKE CONLEY JR, Ohio State
    David Teague, Purdue
    Kammron Taylor, Wisconsin

    THIRD TEAM
    SHAUN PRUITT, Illinois
    Roderick Wilmont, Indiana
    TYLER SMITH, Iowa
    Dion Harris, Michigan
    GEARY CLAXTON, Penn State

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Rich McBride, Illinois
    LAWRENCE MCKENZIE, Minnesota
    Tim Doyle, Northwestern
    JAMAR BUTLER, Ohio State
    Ron Lewis, Ohio State
    JAMELLE CORNLEY, Penn State
    BRIAN BUTCH, Wisconsin

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
    TYLER SMITH, Iowa
    RAYMAR MORGAN, Michigan St.
    KEVIN COBLE, Northwestern
    MIKE CONLEY JR, Ohio State
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State

    ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
    CHESTER FRAZIER, Illinois
    TRAVIS WALTON, Michigan St.
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State
    CHRIS KRAMER, Purdue
    MICHAEL FLOWERS, Wisconsin

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
    Alando Tucker, Wisconsin

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:
    GREG ODEN, Ohio State

    SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR:
    DAEQUAN COOK, Ohio State

    COACH OF THE YEAR:
    Thad Matta, Ohio State *Denotes unanimous selection

    Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees
    Trent Meacham, Illinois; Errek Suhr, Indiana; Adam Haluska, Iowa; Brent Petway, Michigan Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; Jamal Abu-Shamala, Minnesota; Tim Doyle, Northwestern; Greg Oden, Ohio State; David Jackson, Penn State; Chris Hartley, Purdue; Alando Tucker, Wisconsin.

     

     


       

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