For the first time in nearly a decade, the Penn State men’s basketball team has produced a consensus All-Big Ten first-team selection.
Sophomore guard Tony Carr was named Monday to the first teams as chosen by both the coaches and the media. Carr is the Nittany Lions’ first such selection since 2009 when Talor Battle earned identical honors.
Carr paced the conference in scoring with 20.1 points per game in Big Ten contests and finished fifth in the league with an average of 4.9 assists. He scored in double figures in all but two games on the year, and he was the Nittany Lions’ top scorer in 16 of their 31 matchups.
And, while Carr was the lone Penn State representative on the All-Big Ten team, he wasn’t the only Lion to reel in accolades. Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins were both selected to the conference’s All-Defensive Team, and Watkins and Lamar Stevens were both consensus honorable mentions.
Julian Moore was Penn State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
The basketball team will next take on Northwestern at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Big Ten tournament at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Nittany Lions are the No. 7-seed, while the Wildcats are No. 10.