...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Over at the college basketball watercooler blog on ESPN.com Myron Medcalf named his Avengers team for the 2012-2013 season. Which consists of Nerlens Noel, Cody Zeller, Doug McDermott, Peyton Siva, and Trey Burke. Basically this is a preseason All American team and I thought it was cool to see a Michigan player getting some publicity. When was the last time a Michigan Basketball player was a preseason All-American.
User si_daddy (who does not have enough points to make an OP) posted this link in the "Trey Burke is Back!" thread, but posted it down far enough that I don't think many people got the chance to take a look. Looks like anyone in the area or willing to make the trip owes him a bit of a posbang if this is news to you. si_daddy, if you're reading this, post and get your +1's.
Since it wasn't me who found this originally, I'll use the "I searched but found nothing" disclaimer. Apologies all around if it's been posted, but I searched and didn't see it.
Trey and Zeller were chosen as Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week, giving them each 7 on the season. It's interesting foreshadowing for the All-Big Ten Awards that will be released later, as Freshman of the Year will almost certainly be one of the two.
(Let the record show that I accidentally stated Freshman of the Year at first, instead of Freshman of the Week. Hence the comments and the fail.)