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Michigan State's Aaron Henry makes Preseason All-Big Ten team

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Michigan State junior Aaron Henry was named to the Preseason All-Big Ten team on Monday, the only player for MSU or Michigan to appear on the 10-man team.

Aaron Henry

A media panel also selected Iowa senior Luka Garza as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The Hawkeyes center was named the conference’s player of the year at the end of last season.

Henry started 29 of 30 games as a sophomore, averaging 10 points and 4.6 rebounds a game while shooting 34.4% from 3-point range. The native of Indianapolis entered the NBA Draft after the end of last season but ultimately opted to return for his junior year with the Spartans.

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Garza and Illinois junior guard Ayo Dosunmu were unanimous selections to the Preseason All-Big Ten team. Illinois sophomore center Kofi Cockburn, Indiana sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, Iowa junior guard/forward Joe Wieskamp, Minnesota junior guard Marcus Carr, Purdue junior forward Trevion Williams, Rutgers senior guard Geo Baker and Wisconsin senior forward Nate Reuvers were also named to the team.

Hoggard surgery 

Michigan State freshman guard A.J. Hoggard had a minor surgical procedure on his right knee Tuesday, the team confirmed on Monday, and he is expected to be ready for the start of the season. Hoggard is expected to see time at point guard this season, sharing time with sophomore Rocket Watts and junior Foster Loyer.

Teams can begin games on Nov. 25, though Michigan State and the rest of the teams in the Big Ten have yet to release a schedule. The only games Michigan State has scheduled at this point are Dec. 1 at Duke in the Champions Classic and Dec. 9 at Virginia for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.