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Ohio State's E.J. Liddell unanimous selection for preseason All-Big Ten team

Liddell is one of 10 players on the list and one of five unanimous honorees.
Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy
Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell (32) plays against Illinois in an NCAA college basketball championship game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 14, 2021.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell was announced as a unanimous selection for the 2021-22 Preseason All-Big Ten team on Wednesday.

Liddell is one of 10 players on the list and one of five unanimous honorees.

Last season, Liddell averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

He also led the Buckeyes with 31 blocked shots and free throws made and attempted (126-of-169).

Liddell earned All-Big Ten Tournament honors and led Ohio State with 23 points and 14 rebounds against Oral Roberts in the NCAA Tournament.

Entering this season, Liddell has 677 career points and 310 career rebounds.

Last week, he was named to the 2022 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Watch List.

The Buckeyes host an exhibition game on Nov. 1 versus Indianapolis before opening the regular season against Akron on Nov. 9.

2021-22 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
KOFI COCKBURN, JR., C, ILLINOIS
Andre Curbelo, So., G, Illinois
TRAYCE JACKSON-DAVIS, JR., F, INDIANA
Keegan Murray, So., F, Iowa
Eric Ayala, Sr., G, Maryland
HUNTER DICKINSON, SO., C, MICHIGAN
Caleb Houstan, Fr., G/F, Michigan
E.J. LIDDELL, JR., F, OHIO STATE
JADEN IVEY, SO., G, PURDUE
Trevion Williams, Sr., F, Purdue
Ron Harper Jr., Sr., G/F, Rutgers

2021-22 BIG TEN PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kofi Cockburn, Jr., C, Illinois

Unanimous selections listed in ALL CAPS

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