Ranking every Big Ten point guard for the 2024-25 season: Does Ace Baldwin take the top spot?

With an abundance of new faces in the Big Ten due to the transfer portal and conference realignment, the conference will look as unique as ever, and there is certainly no shortage of star power at the ball handler position.
Penn State point guard Ace Baldwin Jr.
Penn State point guard Ace Baldwin Jr. / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages
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Bruce Thornton. Junior. 6'2 215 lbs. Bruce Thornton. player. Bruce Thornton. . . 6. 490

Thornton has spent two seasons at Ohio State starting at the point guard position, and that will not be different for his junior season. Thornton averaged 15.7 points and 4.8 assists per game last season for the Buckeyes, all while dealing with his coach getting fired mid season.

Thornton improved significantly from his freshman season, and I expect him to play proficiently next season with new head coach Jake Diebler. I want to rank him higher than this, but I feel strongly about the other five starting point guards.