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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Braden Smith. . 1. 492. Braden Smith. player. . 6'0 180 lbs. Braden Smith. Junior

Smith tops this list as the best point guard in the Big Ten. He averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 assists, and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 43.1% from three. I’m not sure there is much room for debate on this ranking, as Smith, along with two-time National Player of the Year Zach Edey, led the Boilermakers to an NCAA Championship Game appearance.

Smith averaged 1.6 steals per game, as he might be the best all around player in the country. He will be a joy to watch in the Big Ten again next season, this time without college basketball superstar Zach Edey. 

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