While the Big Ten was certainly the deepest league in the entire country this past season, plenty of the top performers in the league aren't back from last year. The Big Ten will remain a strong conference, but how strong it will be in the national picture is yet to be seen. There was a terrific freshman class last year and many teams are bringing in strong recruiting classes with guys that will play right away.
But there are still those players that came off the bench last season that will surely have an increased role on their team a year from now. Now I don’t expect anyone on my list to be the next Thomas Robinson, but when given the chance all of the five players below will turn out to have nice careers and hopefully start seeing the floor more in 2012-2013.