Big Ten's Top 10 Players

Kalin Lucas
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Kalin Lucas

6-1 senior guard, Michigan State

The senior point guard has been the heart of Tom Izzo's squad for some time now. After earning honorable mention All-Big Ten as a true freshman, Lucas became the conference's player of the year as a sophomore. He struggled with injuries all last season, eventually suffering a ruptured Achilles' tendon in the Spartans' NCAA tournament win over Maryland. This injury put an end to any NBA early-entry thoughts, but it also forced Lucas to endure five months of grueling rehab. It may take him a while to return to 100 percent, but when healthy, Lucas is a triple-threat floor general with extreme comfort in Izzo's system.

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