Nelson-Henry Earns Second-Team All-Big 5

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PHILADELPHIA - The Big 5 announced its postseason awards earlier today, and University of Pennsylvania senior center Darien Nelson-Henry was named second-team All-Big 5. It adds to the list of postseason honors for Nelson-Henry, who also received second-team All-Ivy two weeks ago.

Nelson-Henry ended the season as Penn's leader in points per game (12.7) and rebounds per game (8.7), and had a team-high 33 blocked shots. He had 19 double-figure scoring games and nine double-doubles, both totals leading the Red and Blue this season.

As a team, Penn went 11-17 in Steve Donahue's first season as head coach, and finished fifth in the Ivy League standings with a 5-9 mark.


First-team All-Big 5
Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova)
DeAndre’ Bembry (Saint Joseph’s)
Quenton DeCosey (Temple)
Josh Hart (Villanova)
Isaiah Miles (Saint Joseph’s)

Second-team All-Big 5
Jaylen Bond (Temple)
Kris Jenkins (Villanova)
Darien Nelson-Henry (Penn)
Daniel Ochefu (Villanova)
Jordan Price (La Salle)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DeAndre’ Bembry (Saint Joseph’s)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jalen Brunson (Villanova)

COACH OF THE YEAR: Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph’s)

TEAM CHAMPIONS: Villanova Wildcats

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Isaiah Miles (Saint Joseph’s)

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: Amar Stukes (La Salle)

LEADING SCORER: Jordan Price (La Salle)

LEADING FREE THROW SHOOTER: Isaiah Miles (Saint Joseph’s)

Download: 2015-2016 Big 5 Men's Basketball Postseason Awards Release.pdf