Buckeyes Claim Several Big Ten Accolades For 2010

Posted by Vico in Hoops |

Evan Turner and Thad Matta added some awards to their respective shelves.
Evan Turner and Thad Matta added some awards to their respective shelves.
A successful shooty hoops campaign, that saw the Buckeyes begin conference play without their star player and down 1-3 in the standings, only to rebound and capture a share of the league crown and first seed in the conference tournament, is sure to result in some recognition for individual performances.  Sure enough, the Buckeyes were well represented in the list of all-conference teams and individual honorees.

Evan Turner was appropriately recognized for having a standout season, in which the 6’7 point guard/forward lead the conference in scoring in points per game, rebounds per game, was second in assists and was fifth in steals.  Turner was the only unanimous selection to the Big Ten first team, appearing in all the coach and media ballots.  With such a spectacular season, he was a runaway selection for Big Ten Player of the Year.  The Buckeyes’ first conference player of the year since Terrance Dials, Turner was the unanimous media choice.

Further, Thad Matta pleasantly surprised me by picking up his third Big Ten Coach of the Year Award.  I assumed that, in a year without a spectacular coaching story within the conference, that Matt Painter of Purdue would claim that award.  He actually did, taking the honor as voted by his peers.  Thad Matta got the media vote.

Meanwhile, other members of the Ohio State starting five were given recognition for their play through the course of the 2009-2010 season.  William Buford appeared on both the media and the coaches’ All-Big Ten Third Team.  David Lighty was on the media’s All-Big Ten Third Team, but was honorable mention in the coaches’ vote.  Jon Diebler was given honorable mention as well.  Dallas Lauderdale also appeared on the All-Defensive Team.  Lastly, Kyle Madsen was given a sportsmanship award.

All told, a very good season for the Buckeyes has resulted in the appropriate recognition for everyone involved.  The Buckeye team, however, no doubt has their eyes set on bigger goals at the moment.  For the meantime, congratulations are definitely in order.


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Vico is the nom de guerre of the founder and current website chair of Our Honor Defend. He is currently living in exile in Alabama.


6 Responses to “Buckeyes Claim Several Big Ten Accolades For 2010”

  1. 1 Ken

    Nice bunch of awards and recognition for the basketball program, well earned. I figured to see Purdue well represented as well, based on their season.

    We can get our awards out on the shelves just in time to get focused on a couple pretty big tournaments coming up.

  2. 2 Brian Fantana

    So am I the only one that thinks Lighty got Lazared for the defensive team?

  3. 3 GoBuckeyes

    We need more games put on youtube!

  4. 4 Ken

    So am I the only one that thinks Lighty got Lazared for the defensive team?

  5. 5 Vico

    @GoBuckeyes: Yeah, yeah… I know. I know I should, but I’m holding off for the moment so I can look more into video editing and put forward a higher-quality product on the YouTube-o-vision.

  6. 6 GoBuckeyes

    Thats cool, I would really like the 1998 michigan game if you can find it, and the 04 mich game, haha just a few suggestions.

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