Four Former Big Ten Men's Hoops Standouts Named to NBA All-Rookie Teams

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Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller and Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were all named to the NBA All-Rookie Team on Thursday. Burke, Hardaway and Oladipo were all named to the All-Rookie First Team, while Zeller was a second-team selection. All four standouts were first-round selections in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Oladipo, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as well as collecting Sporting News National Player of the Year honors in 2013, finished second in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting this season. He averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. On December 3, 2013, Oladipo recorded his first triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Philadelphia 76ers. Oladipo was the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.

Zeller was tabbed the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2012, and was named first-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2013. He played in all 82 games for the Bobcats this season, helping the Charlotte franchise to a significant improvement in wins and a berth in the NBA Playoffs. In 17.3 minutes per game, he averaged 6.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Zeller was the No. 4 pick in last year's draft.

Burke was the 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year and also received National Player of the Year nods from the Associated Press, USBWA and NABC. In addition, Burke was the 2013 Wooden Award and Naismith Award winner. The Utah Jazz point guard was third in the NBA's Rookie of the Year voting, finishing the season averaging 12.8 points per game, third best among rookies, 5.7 assists, second best among rookies and 3.0 rebounds per contest. Burke was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December and January. He was the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Hardaway, a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013, was the No. 24 pick in last year's NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He was fifth in the Rookie of the Year voting after averaging 10.2 points per game, fourth-best among all rookies, and shooting 36.3 percent from three-point range. He scored in double figures in 40 games while also shooting 82.8 percent from the free throw line. 

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