Big Ten Basketball awards predictions
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
Joey Hauser, Michigan State
Marquette transfer Joey Hauser figures to fill a starting role for Michigan State during his first season with the program. He should be familiar with Coach Izzo’s sets as well, having practiced last year while sitting out. The Marquette transfer is a solid defender but should make a huge impact on the offensive end. With excellent size at 6-9 and a smooth shot from distance, he is a very versatile threat.
Hauser was Marquette’s third offensive option during his freshman year (2018-19) and he contributed an efficient campaign. He chipped in 9.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while connecting on 42.5 percent of his 3-point attempts. Hauser should be a full-time starter as one of Sparty’s top offensive threats.