The Big Ten isn't short on star power, but for those players not blessed with Trey Burke's quickness or Cody Zeller's size, it comes down to effort.
These 10 players have distinguished themselves through tireless work on defense, offense, transition, whatever. It doesn't matter in what capacity your team needs you. These dogged workers know that and they aren't just successful because of one specialization.
That's because effort isn't a switch that players can simply turn on and off. Either they are relentless all the time, or they aren't. It's easier to see hard work manifested on defense since it's often ugly, but that didn't discredit diligent offensive rebounders when compiling this list.
The Big Ten is about effort, and the following 10 players have championed that attitude.