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Following a solid junior campaign, Michigan center Moritz Wagner was named to the All-Big Ten second team by the league’s coaches and media Monday.

Wagner, who was preseason All-Big Ten selection, led the Wolverines in scoring (14.4 points), rebounds (7.2) and double-doubles (six), while ranking in the top 15 in the conference in field-goal percentage (53.6 percent, tied 13th) and 3-point shooting (40.9 percent, tied 13th).

After contemplating leaving early for the NBA last season, Wagner returned and improved his numbers in nearly every statistical category en route to the honors. But for Michigan coach John Beilein, Wagner’s most noticeable area of growth has been his rebounding.

“Not just rebounding his area, but rebounding out of his area has been a big step,” Beilein said Monday night on his weekly radio show. “I think right now he's passing the ball much better than any time during his career here. He's seeing that next extra man and trusting his teammates.

“He'll still have a turnover or two but he was telling me today, ‘Coach, you have to double-team me more in practice so I can get better at this.’ He's really doing a really good job of growing in who he is and we're embracing that, too.”

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Also earning recognition for Michigan was fifth-year senior forward Duncan Robinson and senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman.

Robinson became the first Wolverine to be named the Big Ten sixth man of the year after averaging 9.3 points in 25.6 minutes and shooting 38.9 percent from 3-point range. He started the first 18 games of the season before being replaced in the lineup by freshman Isaiah Livers.

Robinson has elevated his play down the stretch, scoring at least 16 in three of the final five regular-season games and making 15 of his team-high 61 3-pointers during the span, including 10 in back-to-back games against Wisconsin and Iowa two weeks ago.

“I don't think anybody would've voted for that in January and in February he just had a great month,” Beilein said. “He was a key for us. There was one span going into February where he had taken as many 3s as he took the year before in league and he made 10 more.

“He had those two games where he went back-to-back and all of a sudden it just took off after that.”

Abdur-Rahkman garnered an honorable-mention nod after averaging career highs in points (12.3), rebounds (3.9) and assists (3.4). He also ranks second in the nation with a 5.0 assist turnover ratio (105-21) and second in the Big Ten in minutes played (35.1), and finished strong with at least 15 points in six of the last nine games.

The trio helped lead Michigan to 24 regular-season wins, 13 conference victories – its most since 2013-14 – and the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten tournament, where the Wolverines will open play Thursday at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 12 Iowa and No. 13 Illinois.

BIG TEN AWARDS

(*unanimous selection)

COACHES

FIRST TEAM

Miles Bridges, Michigan State*

James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State*

Tony Carr, Penn State

Carsen Edwards, Purdue

SECOND TEAM

Juwan Morgan, Indiana

Moritz Wagner, Michigan

Jae’Sean Tate, Ohio State

Vincent Edwards, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM

Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

Isaac Haas, Purdue

HONORABLE MENTION

Leron Black, Illinois

Robert Johnson, Indiana

Tyler Cook, Iowa

Kevin Huerter, Maryland

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Michigan

Nick Ward, Michigan State

Nate Mason, Minnesota

Isaac Copeland Jr., Nebraska

Lamar Stevens, Penn State

Mike Watkins, Penn State

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Trent Frazier, Illinois

Bruno Fernando, Maryland

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State*

Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

Brad Davison, Wisconsin

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State*

Josh Reaves, Penn State

Mike Watkins, Penn State

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Duncan Robinson, Michigan

COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

MEDIA

FIRST TEAM

Miles Bridges, Michigan State*

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State*

Tony Carr, Penn State

Carsen Edwards, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM

Juwan Morgan, Indiana

Moritz Wagner, Michigan

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

James Palmer Jr., Nebraska

Vincent Edwards, Purdue

THIRD TEAM

Anthony Cowan Jr., Maryland

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

Nick Ward, Michigan State

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

Isaac Haas, Purdue

HONORABLE MENTION

Leron Black, Illinois

Trent Frazier, Illinois

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

Tyler Cook, Iowa

Kevin Huerter, Maryland

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Michigan

Nate Mason, Minnesota

Isaac Copeland Jr., Nebraska

Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

Dererk Pardon, Northwestern

Jae’Sean Tate, Ohio State

Lamar Stevens, Penn State

Mike Watkins, Penn State

Dakota Mathias, Purdue

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

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