Men's Basketball Announces 2010-11 Captains

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men's Basketball, Jerome Allen, has announced the captains for this year's team. They are seniors Jack Eggleston and Conor Turley, and junior Zack Rosen. This will be Rosen's second year serving as a captain; Eggleston and Turley are first-time captains.

"Jack, Conor and Zack will do a great job of leading this year's team," said Allen, who enters his first full season as head coach. "They have demonstrated leadership qualities throughout their careers here at Penn, and I expect them to continue to be great representatives for our program throughout the 2010-11 season. We are excited to get going, and while these three guys will serve as our captains I expect everyone in the program to take ownership as we get our program back to where we think it belongs."

Zack Rosen was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy and also a second-team NABC All-District selection in 2009-10; he was the only underclassman named to the All-Ivy first team. Rosen led the Ivies in scoring a year ago, averaging 17.7 ppg, and was also tops in free-throw percentage (.862). He also led Penn with 124 assists, 71 three-pointers and 144 free throws; his 71 treys were the most by a Penn player since Tim Begley hit 76 in 2004-05, and his 144 foul shots were the most by a Penn player since Paul Romanczuk hit 151 in 1997-98.

Jack Eggleston was the only player to start all 28 games for Penn last year, and at the end of the season he was named second-team All-Ivy by the conference coaches. He finished second among Ivy players in rebounds, averaging 6.4 rpg, and was second on the team and seventh in the Ivies in scoring (13.4 ppg). Eggleston also led Penn with 21 blocked shots and was third with 56 assists. He led Penn in scoring seven times and rebounding 12 times last season.

Conor Turley appeared in 17 games last season, making 13 starts before he broke fingers on both hands against Cornell on Feb. 12. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. For his career, Turley has played in 54 games and made 14 starts.

Penn will begin preseason practice on the NCAA's official start date which this year is Friday, Oct. 15. The Quakers' first regular-season game comes Saturday, Nov. 13 when they host Davidson at The Palestra.