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Ohio State sophomore Kaleb Wesson honored with All-Big Ten Honorable Mention

The younger Wesson brother is Ohio State’s leading scorer and rebounder this season.

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Ohio State’s leader in points and rebounds this season has picked up a conference accolade. Kaleb Wesson, who averaged 14.6 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, was recognized as an All-Big Ten honorable mention recipient on Monday evening. This marks the third time in four years that OSU was not represented on any of the league’s top-three all-conference teams.

Sitting out of the final three games of the regular season due to a suspension, Wesson’s performance in the other 28 games was enough to put him on the postseason award list. He was the only Buckeye to earn postseason honors this season. Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate were both recognized last year, obviously including KBD being named the Big Ten Player of the Year

Earlier in the 2018-19 season, Wesson was named the conference’s Player of the Week on Dec. 24.

In individual awards, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston was named the B1G Player of the Year for 2019 and Purdue’s Matt Painter was named the conference’s Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career. Also, Spartan Xavier Tillman earned the league’s Sixth Man of the Year honor, Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis is the B1G’s Freshman of the Year, and Penn State’s Josh Reaves was honored with the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award.