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Wisconsin picked to win Big Ten in media vote; Frank Kaminsky is Preseason Player of Year

  • FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) drives as Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) watches during the second half in a regional semifinal NCAA college basketball tournament game in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) drives as Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) watches during the second half in a regional semifinal NCAA college basketball tournament game in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) has a shot stopped by Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Frank Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Baylor guard Gary Franklin (4) has a shot stopped by Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Frank Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin NCAA college basketball men's head coach Bo Ryan talks with the media during Big Ten media day in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Wisconsin NCAA college basketball men's head coach Bo Ryan talks with the media during Big Ten media day in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)  (The Associated Press)

Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Frank Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year.

Wisconsin returns four starters after going 30-8 and reaching the Final Four. In the vote by conference media announced Thursday, the Badgers beat out Michigan State, last year's Big Ten tournament champion, and Ohio State.

Kaminsky averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds as a junior last season. He is joined on the all-conference team by Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Michigan's Caris LeVert, Nebraska's Terran Petteway and Wisconsin's Sam Dekker.