Imagine if Evan Turner had stayed at Ohio State for his senior season and was given the chance to play alongside Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger, and Deshaun Thomas. How good would the Buckeyes have been? While we'll never know, this list gives a look at ultimate starting lineups for Big Ten squads between 2008 and 2012.
I moved to Champaign in the Fall of 2008 as a college freshman and graduated this past May, helping you understand the reasoning behind my choice to make this list exclusive to those who played during the last four seasons.
During my four years at school I rarely missed a home game, while I also had the chance to make four straight Big Ten Tournament sightings, traveled to several other Big Ten schools, and watched as many games as I could on TV.
Some of the lineups here may have been used by the respective teams at one time or another, while some players never had the chance to suit up together. I did as best I could to put players in their natural positions, although some moving around had to be done to make these their true ultimate lineups.