Like the case across most of the BCS conferences, a freshman is leading the way in the Big 10. The old dogs are doing ok also, as two seniors make this early season list.
24.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.6apg
Best game – Nov 12th – UT-Chattanooga – 33 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Indiana native Gordon has the Hoosier’s primed to be one of the nation’s elite teams this year and challenge for the Big 10 title. He scored 20 or more points in all the games he played in this year until getting injured last game and only logging 12 minutes. He has been deadly from downtown, shooting 22 for 44.
Guard – Trevon Hughes – Wisconsin - SO
16.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.3spg
Hughes’ huge jump in production this season is the main reason Wisconsin finds itself still ranked in the top 25. Considering he only played about seven minutes a game last season and averaged 1.4ppg, this year has been a pleasant surprise.
Guard/Forward – Geary Claxton – Penn State - SR
19.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.1apg
Best game – Nov 23rd – Rider – 23 points, 12 boards, 4 assists
Claxton has come out the gates on fire, already ringing up three games of at least 20 and 10. Claxton will have to keep it up to for the Nittany Lions to have any chance at succeeding in the Big 10 this season.
Forward – Raymar Morgan – Michigan State - SO
17.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 60.8 FG %
Best game – Nov 13th – Chicago St – 25 points, 15 rebounds
Drew Neitzel was expected to be the standout for the Spartans this season, but in the early going it has been the youngster Morgan leading the way. Whether Michigan State can stay in the top 10 and win the Big 10 title will depend on whether Morgan can keep it up.
Forward – D.J. White – Indiana - SR
14.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.8bpg
Best game – Dec 3rd – Tennessee St – 29 points, 13 boards
With rookie Gordon handling things on the outside, White is taking care of business in the paint. He is currently in the midst of a four game streak of double-doubles.
- Big East coming tomorrow -