Rosen Named Second-Team All-Big 5

PHILADELPHIA -The Herb Good Basketball Club has announced its All-Philadelphia Big 5 Men's Basketball Teams for the 2009-10 season, and Penn guard Zack Rosen has been named to the second team.

Rosen's honor comes on the heels of his unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection and second-team All-District recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He 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.

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds has been voted the Big 5's Outstanding Player of the Year. He will receive the Robert V. Geasey Trophy at the Club's 65th annual banquet next Monday, April 19, 2010 at The Savoy (formerly the Woodbine Inn), 1444 Route 73 North, Pennsauken, N.J. Joining Reynolds on the All-Big Five first team are his teammate Corey Fisher, La Salle's Rodney Green and Temple's Ryan Brooks and Lavoy Allen.

In addition to Rosen, the second team includes La Salle's Aaric Murray, Villanova's Antonio Pena, Temple's Juan Fernandez and Garrett Williamson of Saint Joseph's.

Tickets for the banquet can be reserved by calling Brett Burchette at the Big 5 office (215-898-4747) or Al Shrier at Temple University (215-651-1821).