As the College Basketball season is starting to enter conference play, one can't help but notice the wealth of talent that the Big Ten has this season on the hardwood. The best conference in the nation is sure to produce some great talent each season and this is no different.
Here are the top prospects coming out of the Big Ten this season.
*note: This list consists of players that are expected to come out this season.
Lucas is a fast guard out of Michigan State who has experience in big games with the Spartans. This season he is coming off an ankle injury and is expected to have a great senior season.
So far he is averaging 14.5 points per game along with a little over a steal per game.
Lucas is one of the best defenders in the nation and is a great glue man. He will make a great NBA guard despite his lack of height.
Jon Diebler is a senior guard out of Ohio State and is a great asset to the Buckeyes. He plays great defense and can also shoot the long bell very well.
Diebler is averaging 12.4 points, and shooting over 50 percent from beyond the arc.
He can really shoot and defend well and it's evident that he will do well in the next level. The best part of Diebler is his lanky frame as he is 6'6".
Taylor Battle is a great player but is overlooked because he plays for a dismal team. He is a great slasher and has a shot that is matched by almost no-one.
This season Battle is averaging 20.5 points and five rebounds per game.
His defense needs work and he needs to beef up, but he could do well coming off the bench at the next level, to provide a great spark in shooting.
E'Twaun Moore was part of Matt Painter's baby boiler recruiting class that consisted of Scott Martin (Notre Dame), Robbie Hummel, and JaJuan Johnson, plus E'Twaun. He has had a great career at Purdue and is one of the most underrated guards in the country.
He is a slasher and can really shoot the ball. This season he has averaged 20.4 points, six rebounds, and two assists.
His defense is phenomenal and he is able to lock down any guard in the country. E'Twaun plays with great intensity and will be a very dynamic player in the NBA.
David Lighty is a 6'5" shooting guard from Ohio State. Lighty has a great shot and is close to 50 percent form the field.
Lighty is averaging 12.8 points, four assists and four rebounds on the season.
Lighty has the size to rough it up with the big boys are play with the guards. It's a great advantage for the Buckeyes and will be for the NBA team that takes him as well.
Summers is a senior guard out of Michigan State that is having an excellent season despite the disappointing season so far for the Spartans.
Summers has averaged 15.5 points, and five rebounds per game.
Summers has a 6'5" frame and is a great defender under Tom Izzo. He will be a great player at the next level especially with the jumper that he possesses.
Leuer is a 6'10" senior from Wisconsin and has a game that is lacking very little. He has the ability to extend the court with his size which allows him to be a difference making player.
He is averaging 19.5 points, seven rebounds and almost two blocks per game, while shooting almost 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Leuer can defend big men and is somewhat athletic in the post. He will make a great player at the next level.
JaJaun Johnson is a 6'10" forward for the Purdue Boilermakers. He is a great big man that is lacking muscle mass, although he is working on it.
Johnson this season has averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks this season.
He is a great defender that has the ability to shut down almost anyone. He plays with great intensity and is very athletic in the post. His pull up jumper is deadly and causes everyone problems, plus he has a nasty hook shot.
McCamey is one of those players that you feel has been playing for Illinois forever. He is a great guard and really controls the game and tempo.
He is averaging 16 points a game and 7.3 assists.
He is a great defender and the only knock that I have on him, is that he tends to get lazy occasionally which isn't what anyone wants at the pro level.
Jared Sullinger is a 6'9" 280 pound freshman forward out of Ohio State. The man is a beast and has dominated opponents all season long.
Sullinger has dominated opponents all season, and would have been a straight to the NBA player if the one and done rule was not in effect. He has averaged 17.6 points and 10 rebounds this season.
Sullinger just takes care of opponents on the block and creates a presence that is unmatched. He will be a great fit in the NBA and is ready.