The small forward list had a little bit of everything—three-point shooters, slashers, defensive stoppers and even back-to-the-basket players. While this complicated the rankings, it was easy to determine the three classes of players in this list—the top two shooting forwards, third- through eighth-ranked three-forwards and the bottom-four small forwards.
Here is a recap of the 12 starting small forwards in the Big Ten this past season, ranked solely on this season's performances.
This is the third of five lists analyzing Big Ten starters. We've reached the midpoint of these rankings so feel free to share your insight.