Former Belleville East boys basketball star and current University of Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball player Malcolm Hill was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team by both the coaches and media on Monday.
Hill, who is currently fourth on the Fighting Illini all-time scoring list, joins Miles Bridges, from Michigan State; Bryant McIntosh, from Northwestern; and Derrick Walton, from Michigan, as choices by both the coaches and media. The coaches chose Bronson Koenig, from Wisconsin, while the media selected Tai Webster, from Nebraska, to round out the team.
Iowa’s Peter Jok, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Minnesota’s Nate Mason, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ were chosen to the All-Big Ten First Team.
Swanigan was named Big Ten Player of the Year, Bridges was named Freshman of the Year, and Minneosta coach Richard Pitino earned Coach of the Year honors.
At a glance
These are the 11 players to score 1,500 or more points in University of Illinois history: