The Big Ten conference announced on Monday that it had named three new players in addition to two returning players to the team that won the Big East Tournament.
Freshman forward DeAndre Daniels and senior guard T.J. McCollum will be joining the Big 12 after the league expanded its schedule to a new 12-game conference schedule in 2018.
The league also announced that it would announce a four-team, 12-team tournament for the first time in the Big 10 era.
The conference announced Daniels as one of three new recruits that it made in addition, naming McCollumb as the other.
The team will begin play in the 2019-20 season with Daniels and McCollUM, the latter a transfer from Missouri.
The new additions to the Big Blue family, both of whom will be in the program’s inaugural class, are all part of a new group of four players who the conference will select for the 2019 class.
The other two players are freshmen forward Jelani Jenkins and junior forward Chris Conley.
McCollum, a 6-foot-10 forward, is a 6.5-point-per-game scorer for the Bears and is averaging 11.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.
He has made three 3-pointers in each of his last three games.
Daniels, a 3-point specialist, is averaging 6.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per contest.