This week the Big Ten Network is having a panel of their analysts vote and determine the best players from the past decade of Big Ten basketball with their all-decade team lists.
After not having a Badger make the list on the third team, forward Ethan Happ made the cut on the second team according to the 24 voting members of the committee.
Happ sits among the elite players in Wisconsin Badgers program history in terms of the record books, ranking third in points, first in field goals made and rebounds, third in assists and second in steals for his career.
A Swiss army knife in terms of his versatility on the court, Happ was a tremendous two-way player that was among the best in the conference on each end of the court.
"He may have been the most important Wisconsin player of the last 20 years."— Wisconsin On BTN (@WisconsinOnBTN) June 23, 2020
- @tsnmike and his fellow panelists explain @EthanHapp22's impact on @BadgerMBB and his nomination to the #BTNAllDecade 2nd Team.
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His limitations on the free throw line often made fans undervalue his overall contributions, a career that was paramount in bridging the gap between back-to-back Final Four teams to the current team that returns the bulk of a Big Ten regular season title winning squad.
Rounding out the rest of the second team all-decade team were Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Jared Sullinger of Ohio State, and Cassius Winston of Michigan State.