Ohio State Forward E.J. Liddell Lands on Preseason All-Big Ten Team

By Griffin Strom on October 27, 2021 at 12:19 pm
E.J. Liddell

E.J. Liddell is one of 11 players to be named to the preseason All-Big Ten team ahead of the 2021-22 season, and one of just five unanimous selections.

The Ohio State junior forward was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year after averaging 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, and was the only Buckeye to be honored by the conference in the preseason.

Illinois center Kofi Cockburn was named the Big Ten's Preseason Player of the Year, while his teammate Andre Curbelo was a member of the all-conference team as well.

Joining Cockburn, Curbelo and Liddell are Michigan's Hunter Dickinson and true freshman Wolverine Caleb Houstan, Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, Purdue's Trevion Williams and Jaden Ivey, Rutgers wing Ron Harper Jr., Maryland guard Eric Ayala and Iowa sophomore Keegan Murray.

Liddell, Cockburn, Dickinson, Jackson-Davis and Ivey were all unanimous selections.

The Buckeyes, ranked No. 17 in the preseason AP poll, begin the new season with an exhibition against Indianapolis next Monday, before the official season opener against Akron on Nov. 9.

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