Green, Wood named to All-Tournament team

How good is Draymond Green? Well, even when he struggles a little bit through a couple games, he still is considered the most outstanding player of the Big Ten Tournament.

Draymond Green and Brandon Wood celebrate after beating Ohio State. (AP Photo)

Green, who already holds the hardware for Big Ten player of the year and was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection, also was named to the All-Tournament team.

The honors likely will not stop there for Green, who already was named to the Sporting News All-American team.

Green averaged 15.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game in the three-game tournament.

He shot 15 of 37 from the field, or just more than 40 percent, but had 11 turnovers in the tournament, including seven against Wisconsin.

Green was joined on the All-Tournament team by Brandon Wood. Wood averaged 13.3 points and was 7 of 13 on 3-pointers, including 4 of 8 against Ohio State. Two of his threes came at a critical point in the game — part of a 10-0 run — and helped the Spartans pull ahead.

For what it’s worth, Austin Thornton hit 7 of 10 3-pointers for a not-too-shabby showing. Keith Appling also had a great showing with 16 assists and only three turnovers.


Posted on March 11, 2012, in Basketball and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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