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Big Ten basketball team-by-team capsules

[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |

ILLINOIS

2013-14 RECORD: 20-15 overall, 7-11 Big Ten (T 8th).

STARTERS GONE (0).

STARTERS RETURNING (5): Nnanna Egwu. 6-11 C (6.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg); Tracy Abrams, 6-2 G (10.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Malcom Hill, 6-6 G (4.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg); Rayvonte Rice, 6-4 G (15.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg); Kendrick Nunn, 6-3 G (6.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg).

WHO’S TRANSFERRED: no one.

WHO’S NEW: Darius Paul, 6-8 F (transfer from Western Michigan; suspended by school for 2014-15 season); Ahmad Starks, 5-9 G (transfer from Oregon State); Aaron Crosby, 6-3 G (transfer from Seton Hall); Leron Black, 6-7 F, Memphis, Tenn.; Michael Finke, 6-9 F, Champaign, Ill.

RICK BROWN COMMENTARY: WHO WILL RISE IN THE BIG TEN? WHO WILL FALL?

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INDIANA

2013-14 RECORD: 17-15 overall, 7-11 Big Ten (T 8th).

STARTERS GONE (2): Will Sheehey, 6-7 F (11.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg); Noah Vonleh, 6-10 F (11.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (3): Yogi Ferrell, 6-0 G (17.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Stanford Robinson, 6-4 G (6.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg); Troy Williams, 6-7 F (7.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Austin Etherington, 6-6 F (2.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg); Jeremy Hollowell, 6-8 F (5.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: James Blackmon Jr., 6-2 G, Marion, Ind.; Max Hoetzel, 6-7 F, Calabasas, Calif.; Robert Johnson, 6-3 G, Richmond, Va.

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IOWA

2013-14 RECORD: 20-13 overall, 9-9 Big Ten (6th).

STARTERS GONE (2): Devyn Marble, 6-6 G (17 ppg, 3.2 rpg); Melsahn Basabe, 6-7 F (7.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (3): Aaron White, 6-9 F (12.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg); Mike Gesell, 6-1 G (7.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Adam Woodbury, 7-1 C (5.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Kyle Meyer, 6-10 F (0.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: Trey Dickerson, 6-1 G, Queens, N.Y. (third-team JC all-American at Williston State, N.D.); Brad Ellingson, 6-4 G, Sussex, Wis.; Dominique Uhl, 6-9 F, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

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MARYLAND

2013-14 RECORD: 17-15, 9-9 ACC (T 7th).

STARTERS GONE (2): Seth Allen, 6-1 G (13.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Shaquille Cleave, 6-9 C (3.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (3): Dez Wells, 6-5 G (14.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg); Jake Layman, 6-8 F (11.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg); Evan Smotrycz, 6-9 F, 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Seth Allen, 6-1 G (13.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Nick Faust, 6-6 G, 9.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg); Shaquille Cleave, 6-9 C (3.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg); Roddy Peters, 6-3 G (4.1 ppg, 1.3 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: Dion Wiley, 6-2 G, Oxon, Md.; Romelo Trimble, 6-2 G, Arlington, Va.; Jared Nickens, 6-6 F, Norristown, Pa.; Trayvon Reed, 7-1 C, Snellville, Ga.

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MICHIGAN

2013-14 RECORD: 28-9 overall, 15-3 Big Ten (first).

STARTERS GONE (3): Nik Stauskas, 6-6 G (17.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg); Glenn Robinson III, 6-6 F (13.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg); Jordan Morgan, 6-8 F (6.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg). Also 2011-12 starter Mitch McGary, who missed last season after back surgery).

STARTERS RETURNING (2): Caris LeVert, 6-6 F (12.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg); Derrick Walton, 6-1 G (7.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Jon Horford, 6-10 F (3.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: Kameron Chatman, 6-7 G, Portland, Ore.; Aubrey Dawkins, 6-6 G, Palo Alto, Calif.; Mark Donnal, 6-9 F, Monclava, Ohio (redshirted last season); Ricky Doyle, 6-10 C, Coral Gables, Fla.; Austin Hatch, 6-6 G, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, 6-4 G, Allentown, Pa.; D.J. Wilson, 6-9 F, Sacramento, Calif.

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MICHIGAN STATE

2013-14 RECORD: 29-9 overall, 12-6 Big Ten (T 2nd).

STARTERS GONE (3): Keith Appling, 6-1 G (11.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Gary Harris, 6-4 G (16.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg); Adreian Payne, 6-10 C (16.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (2): Denzel Washington, 6-5 G (8.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg); Branden Dawson, 6-6 F (11.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg).3.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: None.

WHO’S NEW: Javon Bess, 6-5 G, Columbus, Ohio; Marvin Clark Jr., 6-7 F, Kansas City, Mo.; Lourawls Nairn Jr., 5-10 G, Nassau, Bahamas.

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MINNESOTA

2013-14 RECORD: 25-13, 8-10 Big Ten (7th).

STARTERS GONE (1): Austin Hollins, 6-4 G (12.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (4): Andre Hollins, 6-2 G (13.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Deandre Mathieu, 5-9 G (12.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg); Elliott Eliason, 6-11 C (5.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg); Joey King, 6-9 F (7.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: None.

WHO’S NEW: Gaston Diedhiou, 6-9 F, Canary Islands; Bakary Konate, 6-11 C, Wichita, Kan.; Zach Lofton, 6-4 G (transfer from Illinois State, must sit out 2014-15 season); Nate Mason, 6-1 G, Decatur, Ga.; Carlo Morris, 6-5 G, Chipola College, Fla.; Josh Martin, 6-8 F, Bothell, Wash.

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NEBRASKA

2013-14 RECORD: 19-13 overall, 11-7 Big Ten (4th).

STARTERS GONE (0): none.

STARTERS RETURNING (5): Terran Petteway, 6-6 F (18.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Shavon Shields, 6-7 G (12.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg); Walter Pitchford, 6-10 F (9.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg); Tai Webster, 6-4 G (3.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg); David Rivers, 6-7 F (3.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: None.

WHO’S NEW: Moses Abraham Ayegba, 6-9 C (transfer from Georgetown, eligible to play in 2014-15); Tarin Smith, 6-2 G, Ocean Township, N.J.; Jacob Hammond, 6-10 C, Comanche, Okla.

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NORTHWESTERN

2013-14 RECORD: 14-19, 6-12 Big Ten (T 10th).

STARTERS GONE (1): Drew Crawford, 6-5 F (15.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (4): JerShon Cobb, 6-5 G (12.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Alex Olah, 7-0 C (9.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg); Dave Sobolewski, 6-1 G (5.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg); Sanjay Lumpkin, 6-6 F (3.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg).

WHO’S TRANSFERRED: Kale Abrahamson, 6-7 G (3.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: Vic Law, 6-7 F, South Holland, Ill.; Scottie Lindsey, 6-5 G, Hillside, Ill.; Bryant McIntosh, 6-4 G, New Castle, Ind.; Gavin Skelly, 6-9 F, Westlake, Ohio; Johnnie Vassar, 6-1 G, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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OHIO STATE

2013-14 RECORD: 25-10, 10-8 Big Ten (5th).

STARTERS GONE (3): LaQuinton Ross, 6-8 F (15.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg); Aaron Craft, 6-2 G (9.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg); Lenzelle Smith, 6-4 G (11.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (2): Shannon Scott, 6-1 G (7.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg); Amir Williams, 6-11 C (7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Amedeo Della Valle, 6-5 G (4.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg), playing professionally in Europe).

WHO’S NEW: Anthony Lee, 6-9 C (transfer from Temple, eligible in 2014-15); Trevor Thompson, 6-11 C (transfer from Virginia Tech, must redshirt in 2014-15); David Bell, 6-10 C, Garfield Heights, Ohio; Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7 F, Normal, Ill.; D’Angelo Russell, 6-5 G, Louisville, Ky.; Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4 F, Pickerington, Ohio.

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PENN STATE

2013-14 RECORD: 16-18 overall, 6-12 Big Ten (T 10th).

STARTERS GONE (1): Tim Frazier, 6-1 G (14.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, team-high 182 assists).

STARTERS RETURNING (4): D.J. Newbill, G (17.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg); Brandon Taylor, F (9.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg); Ross Travis, F (8.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg); Donovan Jack, F (6.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Graham Woodward, 6-0 G (2.8 ppg, six starts).

WHO’S NEW: Devin Foster, 6-1 G, Vincennes University (12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, second-team junior college all-American); Payton Banks, 6-6 F (redshirted last season), Orange, Calif.; Shep Garner, 6-2 G, Philadelphia, Pa.; Isaiah Washington, 6-3 G, Williamsport, Pa.

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PURDUE

2013-14 RECORD: 15-17 overall, 5-13 Big Ten (12th).

STARTERS GONE (2): Terone Johnson, 6-4 G (12.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg); Ronnie Johnson, 6-0 G, 10.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (3): A.J. Hammons, 7-0 C (10.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg); Rapheal Davis, 6-5 F (6.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg); Kendall Stephens, 6-5 G (8.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Ronnie Johnson, 6-0 G (10.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: Vince Edwards, 6-7 F, Middletown, Ohio; Issac Haas, 7-2 C, Piedmont, Ala.; Dakota Mathias, 6-5 G, Elinda, Ohio; Jacquil Taylor, 6-9 F, Cambridge, Mass.; P.J. Thompson, 5-11 G, Indianapolis, Ind.

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RUTGERS

2013-14 RECORD: 12-21 overall, 5-13 American Athletic Conference (7th).

STARTERS GONE (2): J.J. Moore, 6-6 F (11.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg); Wally Judge, 6-9 F (7.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (3): Mack Myles, 5-9 G (14.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg); Kadeem Jack, 6-9 F (14.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg); Junior Etou, 6-7 F (5.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg).

WHO TRANSFERRED: Jerome Seagears, 6-1 G (7.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg).

WHO’S NEW: P.J. Foreman, 6-8 F, Spring Valley, N.Y.; Ibrahima Diallo, 6-10 C, Dakar, Senegal; Bishop Daniels, 6-3 G, Raleigh, N.C.; Mike Williams, 6-2 G, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ryan Johnson, 6-6 F, Greensboro, N.C.

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WISCONSIN

2013-14 RECORD: 30-8 overall, 12-6 Big Ten (T 2nd).

STARTERS GONE (1): Ben Brust, 6-1 G (12.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg).

STARTERS RETURNING (4): Traevon Jackson, 6-2 G (10.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg); Sam Dekker, 6-7 F (12.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg); Josh Gasser, 6-3 G (8.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg); Frank Kaminsky, 7-0 F (13.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg).

WHO’S TRANSFERRED: George Marshall, 5-11 G (37 career games, six starters, 4.0 ppg).

WHO’S NEW: Ethan Happ, 6-8 F, Taylor Ridge, Ill.

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