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Purdue's Johnson is Big 10 player of the year, Taylor makes first team

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Purdue's JaJuan Johnson was voted Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday and the Boilermakers' Matt Painter was honored as Coach of the Year after their team finished second in the Big Ten despite losing star Robbie Hummel to injury.

The 6-foot-10 Johnson, who led the Big Ten in scoring (20.5) and blocked shots, was a unanimous all-conference choice and joined on the first team by Purdue's E'Twaun Moore, Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor and Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger. Those four were chosen in balloting by both media and coaches.

Rounding out the coaches team was Wisconsin's Jon Leuer while Penn State's Talor Battle got the nod on the media's first team.

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