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Moore in Line for A10 POY

Temple's Ramone Moore is looking to break Temple's Atlantic 10 Player of the Year drought.

Moore in Line for A10 POY

Players from the Big 5 have won 14 of the last 28 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Awards, and Temple's Ramone Moore has as good a shot of anybody to make it 15/29. Moore, whose 18.0 average leads the league, was just named the A10 Player of the Week for the second time.

Here are the A10 POY's that have played for Philly's schools:

 Season  Player  School
 1983-84    Terence Stansbury    Temple
 1984-85  Granger Hall  Temple
 1985-86  Maurice Martin  Saint Joseph's  
 1986-87  Nate Blackwell  Temple
 1987-88  Tim Perry  Temple
 1988-89  Mark Macon  Temple
 1992-93  Aaron McKie  Temple
 1993-94  Eddie Jones  Temple
 1996-97  Marc Jackson  Temple
 1999-00  Pepe Sanchez  Temple
 2003-04  Jameer Nelson  Saint Joseph's
 2004-05
 Pat Carroll
 Steve Smith
 Saint Joseph's
 La Salle
 2005-06  Steve Smith  La Salle
 2008-09  Ahmad Nivins  Saint Joseph's
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