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Here’s the full POY and 2014 Big Ten Basketball all-conference selections press release via U-M Media Relations:
Stauskas Big Ten’s Top Player; Beilein Coach of the YearMarch 10, 2014ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Marks [Mass.]) of the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was named the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year by the coaches and media, and Wolverine head coach John Beilein was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year as selected by the media on Monday night (March 10). Sophomore Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central HS), sophomore Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central HS) and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Chandler Park Academy) garnered other conference postseason recognition — LeVert an all-conference second teamer, Robinson an honorable mention and Walton an all-freshman member.Stauskas becomes the second U-M player to earn Big Ten Player of the Year in program history and helps the Wolverines earn back-to-back honors after Trey Burke was honored last season. In addition to his Player of the Year distinction, Stauskas was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and media.Stauskas, who was a four-time Big Ten Player of the Week and recently named to the Sporting News’ All-America second team, led U-M to a 23-7 overall mark and guided the Wolverines to their first outright Big Ten title in 28 years with a 15-3 record.He led the Maize and Blue with 17.4 points and 3.5 assists while pulling down 3.3 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in 25 of his 29 games, with 13 20-plus point games, including a career-best 26 twice. He is the only player in the Big Ten to rank among the top 10 for field goal percentage (48.9), three-point percentage (45.8) and free throw percentage (81.1).Beilein was named the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year by the media and becomes just the third U-M coach honored, joining the late Johnny Orr (1974, ’77) and Bill Frieder (1985) as the only others selected.LeVert, who started all 30 games, improved his averages from just 2.3 points in 2012-13 to 13.4 points per game this season. He posted 21 double-figure scoring games with seven 20-plus point games, including a career-best 25 against Wisconsin on Feb. 16. He added 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while playing in 34.0 minutes per game.Robinson, who was a preseason All-Big Ten selection, averaged 13.2 points per game in his second season, posting 22 double-figure scoring games, including a career-best 23 points on two occasions. He added 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the field.Walton became the fourth straight Wolverine freshman to be named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by the coaches, as Tim Hardaway Jr. (2011), Burke (2012) and Robinson (2013) also earned the distinction in their rookie seasons. Walton played in all 30 games, starting 29, and is averaging 8.1 points, 2.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds. He reached double figures in 11 games with a career-best 19 points at Michigan State on Jan. 25. He also had his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Ohio State on Feb. 11.The Wolverines earned the program’s first No. 1 seed in Big Ten Tournament history and open play on Friday (March 14) at noon against the winner of the match-up between No. 8 seed Indiana and No. 9 seed Illinois.2013-14 ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS(UNANIMOUS SELECTIONS IN ALL CAPS)COACHES SELECTIONSFirst TeamRoy Devyn Marble, IowaNIK STAUSKAS, MICHIGANGary Harris, Michigan StateTerran Petteway, NebraskaFrank Kaminsky, WisconsinSecond TeamYogi Ferrell, IndianaCaris LeVert, MichiganAdreian Payne, Michigan StateD.J. Newbill, Penn StateSam Dekker, WisconsinThird TeamNoah Vonleh, IndianaAaron White, IowaAaron Craft, Ohio StateLaQuinton Ross, Ohio StateTim Frazier, Penn StateHonorable MentionRayvonte Rice, IllinoisGlenn Robinson III, MichiganKeith Appling, Michigan StateDenzel Valentine, Michigan StateAndre Hollins, MinnesotaShavon Shields, NebraskaDrew Crawford, NorthwesternA.J. Hammons, PurdueBen Brust, WisconsinAll-Freshman TeamKendrick Nunn, IllinoisNoah Vonleh, IndianaDerrick Walton Jr., MichiganKendall Stephens, PurdueNigel Hayes, WisconsinAll-Defensive TeamGary Harris, Michigan StateAaron Craft, Ohio StateShannon Scott, Ohio StateA.J. Hammons, PurdueJosh Gasser, WisconsinPlayer of the Year: Nik Stauskas, MichiganDefensive Player of the Year: Aaron Craft, Ohio StateFreshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh, IndianaSixth Man of the Year: Nigel Hayes, WisconsinCoach of the Year: Tim Miles, NebraskaMEDIA SELECTIONSFirst TeamRoy Devyn Marble, IowaNIK STAUSKAS, MICHIGANGary Harris, Michigan StateTerran Petteway, NebraskaFrank Kaminsky, WisconsinSecond TeamYogi Ferrell, IndianaCaris LeVert, MichiganAdreian Payne, Michigan StateAaron Craft, Ohio StateD.J. Newbill, Penn StateThird TeamNoah Vonleh, IndianaAaron White, IowaDrew Crawford, NorthwesternTim Frazier, Penn StateSam Dekker, WisconsinHonorable MentionRayvonte Rice, IllinoisWill Sheehey, IndianaGlenn Robinson III, MichiganKeith Appling, Michigan StateDenzel Valentine, Michigan StateAndre Hollins, MinnesotaDeAndre Mathieu, MinnesotaShavon Shields, NebraskaLaQuinton Ross, Ohio StateA.J. Hammons, PurdueBen Brust, WisconsinJosh Gasser, WisconsinTraevon Jackson, WisconsinPlayer of the Year: Nik Stauskas, MichiganFreshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh, IndianaCoach of the Year: John Beilein, MichiganBig Ten Sportsmanship Award HonoreesJoseph Bertrand, IllinoisWill Sheehey, IndianaMike Gesell, IowaJon Horford, MichiganDenzel Valentine, Michigan StateAustin Hollins, MinnesotaShavon Shields, NebraskaDrew Crawford, NorthwesternLenzelle Smith Jr., Ohio StateTim Frazier, Penn StateTravis Carroll, PurdueBen Brust, Wisconsin