Shannon, Domask and Hawkins Receive All Big Ten Honors

Terrence Shannon Jr & Marcus Domask, courtesy Illinois Athletics

Big Ten Announces 2024 Men’s Basketball Postseason Honors



ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Teams and individual award winners for the 2023-24 season. Due to ties, a total of 18 student-athletes were selected to the All-Big Ten teams by the coaches and the media. Additionally, 24 student-athletes were awarded honorable mention status.

Purdue’s Zach Edey was named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the league’s coaches and the media for the second consecutive year. Edey joins Luke Garza (2020, 2021), Michigan State’s Mateen Cleaves (1998, 1999), and Ohio State’s Jim Jackson (1991, 1992) as back-to-back players of the year. Edey led the Big Ten this season in scoring (24.2), rebounding (11.7) and field goal percentage (49.0 percent), marking the second straight year he has paced the league in those categories. Edey is also the only player in Big Ten history to have a 700-point, 350-rebound season, and he has two of them.

Penn State’s Ace Baldwin Jr. was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. One of 15 players named to the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist in February, Baldwin led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the country in steals (84) and fifth in the country in steals per game (2.71). His 2.71 steals per game tracks to be the most by a Big Ten player in a single season since Northwestern’s Pat Baldwin recorded 2.96 steals per game in 1993.

Indiana’s Mackenzie Mgbako and Iowa’s Owen Freeman shared Freshman of the Year honors from the coaches, while Freeman collected the accolade from the media. Mgbako averaged 12.6 points per game and led the Hoosiers with 49 three-pointers on the season. A nine-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Freeman averaged 10.6 points per game and a team-high 6.5 rebounds, while leading the Hawkeyes with 56 blocked shots.



Purdue’s Mason Gillis earned Sixth Man of the Year accolades after pairing 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds, while appearing in all 31 games off the bench. Gillis shot 49.0 percent (48-98) from three-point range, connecting on multiple threes in 18 games.



Both the coaches and media selected Nebraska’s Fred Hoiberg and Purdue’s Matt Painter as Co-Coaches of the Year. Hoiberg led the Huskers to a 22-9 record and the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, matching their best conference finish since 1992-93. Painter’s Boilermakers claimed their second consecutive Big Ten Championship, posted a school-record 17 conference wins, and were ranked in the top four in both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls for the entire season.



Purdue’s Brandon Brantley is this year’s recipient of the Howard Moore Assistant Coach of the Year Award. In his 11th season with the Boilermakers, Brantley works primarily with the team’s big men, including Edey, the reigning National Player of the Year. During his time as a student-athlete at Purdue, Brantley competed on three NCAA Tournament teams (1994-96), one NIT Tournament squad (1992), and ranks seventh on the program’s career blocks list with 114.



The Howard Moore Award, which honors former Wisconsin student-athlete and assistant coach Howard Moore, is presented to a men’s basketball assistant coach who demonstrates commitment to the development of student-athletes on and off the court; who has made a measurable contribution to the betterment of their community; and who has shown a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The recipient shall have made a demonstrable positive impact on the lives of those with whom they interact.

Moore has had an impact on the Big Ten Conference at all levels, playing on the Wisconsin basketball team from 1992-95, holding an assistant coaching role for the Badgers from 2006-10 and 2016-19 and serving as an analyst on the Big Ten Network. His impact extends far beyond basketball where his Moore Foundation was an extension of the way he lives his life: being selfless and putting others first. His career was tragically cut short in May of 2019 when an accident with a drunk driver claimed the lives of his wife and daughter and left him with life-altering disabilities.

The Big Ten also recognized 14 Sportsmanship Award honorees. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

The awards are voted on by conference coaches and a select media panel. The complete list of All-Conference honorees and individual award winners is below.

2023-24 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Honors
As selected by Big Ten Coaches

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Zach Edey, Purdue

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Ace Baldwin Jr., Penn State

CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Mackenzie Mgbako, Indiana

Owen Freeman, Iowa

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Mason Gillis, Purdue

CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska

Matt Painter, Purdue



HOWARD MOORE ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
Brandon Brantley, Purdue

FIRST TEAM
Marcus Domask, Illinois

Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois

BOO BUIE, Northwestern

ZACH EDEY, Purdue

Braden Smith, Purdue

SECOND TEAM
Tony Perkins, Iowa

Jahmir Young, Maryland

Tyson Walker, Michigan State

Keisei Tominaga, Nebraska

AJ Storr, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM*
Kel’el Ware, Indiana

Payton Sandfort, Iowa

Dawson Garcia, Minnesota

Rienk Mast, Nebraska

Brooks Barnhizer, Northwestern

Ace Baldwin, Jr., Penn State

HONORABLE MENTION
Coleman Hawkins, Illinois

Malik Reneau, Indiana

Owen Freeman, Iowa

Donta Scott, Maryland

Julian Reese, Maryland

Malik Hall, Michigan State

A.J. Hoggard, Michigan State

Elijah Hawkins, Minnesota

Jamison Battle, Ohio State

Bruce Thornton, Ohio State

Zach Hicks, Penn State

Nick Kern Jr., Penn State

Qudus Wahab, Penn State

Mason Gillis, Purdue

Lance Jones, Purdue

Fletcher Loyer, Purdue

Clifford Omoruyi, Rutgers

Chucky Hepburn, Wisconsin

Tyler Wahl, Wisconsin

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Mackenzie Mgbako, Indiana

Owen Freeman, Iowa

DeShawn Harris-Smith, Maryland

Cam Christie, Minnesota

John Blackwell, Wisconsin

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM*
Kel’el Ware, Indiana

Brooks Barnhizer, Northwestern

Ace Baldwin Jr., Penn State

Zach Edey, Purdue

Cliff Omoruyi, Rutgers

Chucky Hepburn, Wisconsin

2022-23 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Quincy Guerrier, Illinois; Trey Galloway, Indiana; Ben Krikke, Iowa; Jahmir Young, Maryland; Will Tschetter, Michigan; Davis Smith, Michigan State; Parker Fox, Minnesota; Josiah Allick, Nebraska; Ty Berry, Northwestern; Owen Spencer, Ohio State; Puff Johnson, Penn State; Chase Martin, Purdue; Oskar Palmquist, Rutgers; Chris Hodges, Wisconsin.


2023-24 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Honors
As selected by Media Voting Panel

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ZACH EDEY, Purdue

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Owen Freeman, Iowa

COACH OF THE YEAR
Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska

Matt Painter, Purdue


FIRST TEAM
Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois

Jahmir Young, Maryland

BOO BUIE, Northwestern

ZACH EDEY, Purdue

Braden Smith, Purdue

SECOND TEAM
Marcus Domask, Illinois

Kel’el Ware, Indiana

Tyson Walker, Michigan State

Dawson Garcia, Minnesota

AJ Storr, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM
Coleman Hawkins, Illinois

Payton Sandfort, Iowa

Keisei Tominaga, Nebraska

Bruce Thornton, Ohio State

Ace Baldwin Jr., Penn State

HONORABLE MENTION
Malik Reneau, Indiana

Josh Dix, Iowa

Owen Freeman, Iowa

Ben Krikke, Iowa

Tony Perkins, Iowa

Julian Reese, Maryland

Malik Hall, Michigan State

A.J. Hoggard, Michigan State

Elijah Hawkins, Minnesota

Rienk Mast, Nebraska

Brooks Barnhizer, Northwestern

Jamison Battle, Ohio State

Clifford Omoruyi, Rutgers

Lance Jones, Purdue

Fletcher Loyer, Purdue



Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
*Additional honorees due to ties

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