Men's Basketball

    Five Hoosiers Honored By Big Ten

    Go Hoosiers! The Big Ten coaches unanimously named D.J. White the league's Player of the Year
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Big Ten coaches unanimously named D.J. White the league's Player of the Year
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 10, 2008

    Park Ridge, Illinois - The Big Ten Conference released their list of post season awards and five Indiana Hoosiers received recognition. The awards were chosen by the league's coaches and a select group of media members.


    D.J. White
    The senior forward was named a unanimous choice by Big Ten Player of the Year by the league's coaches and also earned the media's vote as the top performer in the conference. He also earned first team All-Big Ten recognition by the coaches (unanimous) and media.

    White had recorded 19 double-doubles in his last 27 outings. He is currently second in the league in scoring (17.1), first in the league in rebounds (10.3) and field goal percentage (61.0), and fourth in the league in blocked shots (1.58). He moved into 19th place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,402 points and into 12th all-time at IU with 726 rebounds. He is averaging 17.8 points and 10.7 rebounds in Big Ten action.

    It marks the 16th time that a Hoosier has been named MVP of the Big Ten and White is the 14th Indiana player to earn the honor (Don Schlundt and Scott May won the award twice. He is the first Hoosier to take home the accolade since Jared Jeffries in 2002.

    Eric Gordon
    Gordon was named first team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media (unanimous). He also was named Freshman of the Year by both parties. He is the seventh Hoosier since 1988 to earn the honor and first since D.J. White in 2005.

    He leads the league in scoring (21.5), is fourth in the league in free throw percentage (85.3) and tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (2.33). He has made (221) and attempted (259) more free throws than any other player in the league. The last freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring was Minnesota's Kris Humphries (21.7) in 2004.

    He needs 14 points to set an all-time Big Ten freshman record with 659 points breaking the old mark of 658 set by Michael Redd of Ohio State in 1998.

     

     

    Armon Bassett
    Bassett was named third team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. He is second in the league in three-point field goal percentage (45.0) and averages 11.3 points and is second on the team with 86 assists.

    He has overcome bone chips in his ankle and his play down the stretch (17.4 points per game over 5 games) has kept the Hoosiers nationally ranked all season.

    Jamarcus Ellis
    Ellis earned honorable mention accolades from the media. He is averaging 7.1 points but leads the team in assists (106) and steals (46). He also has the second most boards on the team (218).

    He is third in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.3) and eighth in assists (3.5). He had a career-high 13 rebounds against Minnesota last week.

    Adam Ahlfeld
    Ahlfeld is the Hoosiers recipient of the league's Sportsmanship Award. 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.


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