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Nebraska Basketball: James Palmer Jr. Named First Team All Big Ten

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The junior guard takes his place with the Big Ten elite

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. has been named First Team All Big Ten which was voted on by the leagues coaches and Second Team All Big Ten by the media. The 6’8” guard has averaged 17.4 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. That 17.4 ppg ranked him 5th in the conference.

James was a transfer from the University of Miami and this was his first season playing for the Huskers. A major contributor from the moment he started this season, James has become one of the most prolific Huskers we have seen in quite some time. He will have one more year of eligibility left with Nebraska.

Palmer was joined by Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop, Penn State’s Tony Carr, and Purdue’s Carson Edwards in the honors. Ohio State’s Chris Holtman was named Big Ten Coach of the year. Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. was named Big Ten Freshman of the year while also earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the year to his honors.