Last season, the Big Ten conference was far-and-away the best conference in all of college basketball. After seven of the 12 league members secured spots in last year's NCAA tournament, including the Michigan Wolverines who reached the national championship game, the conference as a whole returned to its elite status.
Gone, however, are many of the players that made the conference play so special. Michigan's National Player of the Year Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., Indiana's Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas, Illinois' Brandon Paul and Wisconsin's Jared Berggren.
But, the landscape of the Big Ten next season will not be lacking in superior talent. New stars will form within an outstanding group of upperclassmen and talented incoming freshmen.
Looking ahead, these are the 12 players that will likely become their respective team's most valuable players next season.
All stats via ESPN.com.
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