Indiana Hoosiers' Yogi Ferrell Could be the Best Player in the Big Ten

By Trevor Lowry

Yogi Ferrell entered the season with some hype, but I am sure not many people expected the Indiana Hoosier to be this good. He could be the best player in the Big Ten.

Ferrell and the rest of the Hoosiers just got done upsetting the Michigan Wolverines. This is the same Michigan team that beat three top 10 teams in a row–and Purdue–entering today’s matchup and this is the same Michigan team that is ranked as high as No. 10 in college basketball.

Indiana desperately needed the victory and it still has a lot of work to do if it plans on making the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Ferrell had 27 points in the game and he also shot 7-for-8 from behind the arc. He is averaging 17.3 points and four assists per game on the season. He is also shooting 41.4 percent from the three-point line and has made 53 threes so far.

The Big Ten consists of players like Aaron Craft, Nik Stauskas, Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Keith Appling and many other very talented players. Whoever wins the player of the year award in this conference is definitely going to deserve it.

I wouldn’t want to decide that award because there are so many deserving candidates as of right now. Ferrell is definitely in the running for the MVP award and he is going to rise to the top of the list if he keeps having performances like the one he did against the Wolverines.

I am sure not many people expected him to be the best player in the Big Ten this year, but that could in fact be the case.

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