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Wayns is Named First Team All-Philadelphia Big Five
Maalik Wayns
 
Maalik Wayns
 

April 10, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Villanova junior Maalik Wayns was among those honored by the Philadelphia Big Five with post-season honors. Wayns was named first team All-Big 5 and will also be recognized as the top free throw shooter in the City Series when the awards are presented at the Herb Good Dinner on April 23.

Penn standout Zack Rosen was named the Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner and headlined an exceptional group of award recipients as the Philadelphia Big 5 announced its postseason honors on Tuesday.

Rosen joined Ramone Moore (Temple), Maalik Wayns (Villanova), Khaliff Wyatt (Temple), and Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's) as First Team Big 5 selections. Tyreek Duren (La Salle), Earl Pettis (La Salle), Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's), Ramon Galloway (La Salle), C.J . Aiken (Saint Joseph's) and Juan Fernandez (Temple) collected Second Team Big 5 accolades.

La Salle's Earl Pettis and Jerrell Wright were named the Most Improved Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively, for their outstanding seasons. Rosen was the Big 5 Scholar Athlete of the Year award winner.

Temple head coach Fran Dunphy was the Coach of the Year in the Big 5 while his Owls, who were Big 5 Co-Champions, were named the Team of the Year.

Wayns was recognized as the top free throw shooter in the Big 5 after knocking down 89% of his attempts this season. Rosen was the leading scorer of any Big 5 player, averaging 18.2 points per game on the year.

BIG 5 FIRST TEAM

Zack Rosen (Penn)

Ramone Moore (Temple)

Maalik Wayns (Villanova)

Khaliff Wyatt (Temple)

Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)

BIG 5 SECOND TEAM

Tyreek Duren (La Salle)

Ramon Galloway (La Salle)

Earl Pettis (La Salle)

Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's)

C.J. Aiken (Saint Joseph's)

Juan Fernandez (Temple)

ROBERT V. GEASEY AWARD (PLAYER OF THE YEAR): Zack Rosen (Penn)

 

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Earl Pettis (La Salle)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jerrell Wright (La Salle)

COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran Dunphy (Temple)

TEAM OF THE YEAR: Temple Owls

SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Zack Rosen (Penn)

BEST FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Maalik Wayns (Villanova)

SCORING CHAMPION: Zack Rosen (Penn)

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