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.
2015-16 BIG 5 MEN'S BASKETBALL HONORS
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)