NABC All-District Teams (PDF)
PHILADELPHIA - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has named its All-District teams for the 2009-10 season at the NCAA Division I level, and Penn sophomore guard Zack Rosen has received second-team honors in District 13. The District 13 team is comprised of players who played in the Ivy League, the Patriot League, or at one of the six NCAA Division I independent programs this season.
Rosen -- who was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection last week -- earned the honor after leading the Ivy League in scoring this season, both overall (17.7 ppg) and in conference play (18.7). He finished the year with double-figure scoring games in all 14 Ivy League contests, the longest streak by a Penn player since Jaaber started the 2005-06 season with 15 such games. Overall, Rosen scored 10 or more points in 25 of Penn's last 26 games this season. He also led the Ivy League in free throw percentage. Rosen had 124 assists, becoming the first player since the statistic started being kept in 1978-79 to have 100 or more assists each of his first two seasons. He hit 71 three-point shots, the most since Tim Begley knocked down 76 in 2004-05, and his 144 made free throws were the most since Paul Romanczuk scored 151 in 1997-98. A true ironman, Rosen played 1,039 minutes this season, an average of 37.1 per game which topped the Ivy League.
The NABC's first team in District 13 consisted of three Ivy Leaguers -- Jeff Foote and Ryan Wittman of Cornell, and Harvard's Jeremy Lin -- as well as two Patriot League players (Navy's Chris Harris, Lehigh's C.J. McCollum). Rosen was one of three Ivy players on the second team, along with Cornell's Louis Dale and Columbia's Noruwa Agho.
The NABC selected 240 players in 24 districts forAll-District honors. Those players are now eligible for the State Farm Division I All-America teams, which will be announced Saturday, April 3, during the NABC Convention and NCAA Final Four.