Daniel Oturu Just Became the B1GGEST All-Conference Snub in History of B1G

Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) reacts to a call after the ball went out of bounds during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Minneapolis. Maryland won 74-73. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)





Who is giving out BJ’s to coaches and media inside the Big Ten because I want to sign up! Wow… Daniel Oturu has been on of the most dominant big men in the country, let alone the Big Ten.

Here is where Daniel Oturu ranks in the Big Ten for each important individual statistic:


– 2019-20 Big Ten Individual Stat Leadersvia ESPN

Points – PlayerTeamAvg.
Luka Garza, IOWA23.9
Daniel Oturu, MIN20.0
Cassius Winston, MSU18.6
Rebounds – Player
Daniel Oturu MIN11.4
Jalen Smith MD10.5
Xavier Tillman Sr. MSU10.3
Blocks – Player
Daniel OturuMIN2.5
Jalen Smith MD2.4
Mike Watkins PSU2.2
FG % – Player
Myles Johnson RUTG.602
Trayce Jackson-Davis IND.568
Daniel Oturu MIN.562

Whoever is giving out these BJ’s is doing it for Jalen Smith from Maryland because he trails Oturu in every single statistical category but he still gets the nod at 1st Team All-Big Ten?

This decision is absolutely astonishing. The closer you look, the worse it gets and I am just shocked because all of these coaches have seen Daniel play all season. That’s a season in which he has raised himself from off of NBA draft boards, and into 1st-round/lottery conversations.

It’s absolutely absurd.

Maybe the Big Ten just screwed up the pictures of Jalen Smith and Daniel Oturu again. They did confuse the two last weekend during a Gophers broadcast. Is it possible, they confused Jalen and Dan again, this time including his name and picture? I almost think it is more likely than Dan not being picked ahead of him as as All-Conference… seriously, both the media AND coaches voted Smith over Oturu.

This can’t be real life…




Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan