Rosen, Eggleston Named All-Ivy in Men's Basketball

PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams for the 2009-10 men's basketball season, and Penn is represented by a pair of players -- sophomore guard Zack Rosen is a first-team honoree, while junior forward Jack Eggleston received second-team recognition. The All-Ivy teams are voted on by the conference's eight head coaches.

Rosen was one of four unanimous selections to the first team, along with Jeremy Lin of Harvard and Cornell's Jeff Foote and Ryan Wittman. Louis Dale of Cornell was the other first-team honoree. Rosen is Penn's first first-team All-Ivy selection since Ibrahim Jaaber and Mark Zoller were both honored in 2006-07, and he becomes the 41st different Quaker player to receive first-team All-Ivy. No other school has had so many first-team honorees.

The first sophomore captain in Penn's illustrious men's basketball history, Rosen ended up 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.

Eggleston -- who received his first All-Ivy honor with this award -- finished second on the Penn team and seventh among Ivy players in scoring (13.6 ppg), and he was second among Ivy players in rebounding (7.0). Eggleston also led Penn with 21 blocked shots. He reached double digits in scoring in 11 of Penn's 14 Ivy League contests, and three of his five double-doubles came in conference play.

The Ivy League Player of the Year is Wittman, while Harvard's Kyle Casey is the Rookie of the Year and Foote is the Defensive Player of the Year.

ALL-IVY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS 2009-10

First Team
Louis Dale, Cornell (Sr., G, Birmingham, Ala.)
*Jeff Foote, Cornell (Sr., C, Lockwood, N.Y.)
*Ryan Wittman, Cornell (Sr., G/F, Eden Prairie, Minn.)
*Jeremy Lin, Harvard (Sr., G, Palo Alto, Calif.)
*Zack Rosen, Penn (So., G, Colonia, N.J.)

Second Team
Matt Mullery, Brown (Sr., F, Millstone, N.J.)
Noruwa Agho, Columbia (So., G, New City, N.Y.)
Jack Eggleston, Penn (Jr., F, Noblesville, Ind.)
Douglas Davis, Princeton (So., G, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dan Mavraides, Princeton (Jr., G, San Mateo, Calif.)
Alex Zampier, Yale (Sr., G, East Greenbush, N.Y.)

Honorable Mention
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (So., G, Highland Park, Ill.)
Kyle Casey, Harvard (Fr., F, Medway, Mass.)
Michael Sands, Yale (Jr., F, Franklin Square, N.Y.)

Player of the Year
*Ryan Wittman, Cornell

Rookie of the Year
Kyle Casey, Harvard

Defensive Player of the Year
Jeff Foote, Cornell

* unanimous selection