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Jacy Sheldon, Cotie McMahon Earn Preseason All-Big Ten Honors, Buckeyes Picked To Finish Near Top Of The Conference In Preseason Poll

By October 4, 2023 (12:02 pm)Basketball

The Big Ten announced the conference’s preseason All-Big Ten team and preseason rankings on Oct. 4 as voted on by coaches and media, and Ohio State is expected to be among the best in the conference this season.

Ohio State finished second in the coaches’ poll and third in media voting, with the coaches voting for Iowa, Ohio State, Indiana, Maryland and Illinois, and the media voting for Iowa, Indiana, Ohio State, Maryland and Michigan in that order.

Both Cotie McMahon and Jacy Sheldon were named to the All-Big Ten team, with McMahon as a unanimous selection for the coaches, and Iowa guard Caitlin Clark was preseason Player of the Year.

Elsewhere on the All-Big Ten team, Clark, McMahon and Sheldon were joined on both the coach and media polls by Illinois guard Makira Cook, Indiana forward Mackenzie Holmes, Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, Michigan guard Laila Phelia, Nebraska forward Alexis Markowski and guard Jaz Shelley and Penn State guard Makenna Marisa.

Clark was the only unanimous selection for the media, while the coaches agreed on Clark, Holmes, McMahon, Phelia and Sellers. The coaches also had an extra player – Minnesota guard Mara Braun – due to a tie in voting.

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