The stellar play by Temple’s Lavoy Allen, Scootie Randall and Khalif Wyatt was recognized by Atlantic Ten Conference coaches.
On Monday, Allen was named a first-team all-conference selection for the second consecutive season. The senior power forward was also named to the league’s all-defensive team for the third year in a row.
Randall, a junior swingman, was the recipient of the Chris Daniels Award as the A-10’s most improved player. He was also an honorable-mention selection. And Wyatt, a sophomore guard, was named the league’s sixth man of the year.
Junior shooting guard Ramone Moore and junior point guard Juan Fernandez were also honored.
Moore received second-team all-conference honors, while Fernandez was a third-team pick. Fernandez was also an all-academic team selection.
Allen is arguably the league’s hottest player heading into this week’s conference tournament.
On Sunday, the four-year starter was named the league’s player of the week for the second consecutive time.
The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder is coming off five consecutive double-double performances and posted his 10th of the regular season. The Pennsbury High product averaged 11.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks in 29 games.
The 6-6, 205-pound Randall has missed the Owls’ last five games with a right foot injury. Before his injury, he was the hottest player on the team.
He ranks third on the team in scoring (11.6 points per game) and fourth in rebounding (5.1 rpg). Randall also shot 49.8 percent from the field – including 37.2 percent from three-point territory – in 25 games played.
Not bad for someone who averaged a combined 1.7 points during his first two seasons as an Owl.
Meanwhile, Wyatt, a 6-4, 205-pounder, was Mr. Clutch for Temple, averaging 9.5 points , 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 19 minutes a game. The Norristown High product also led the Owls in three-point percentage (41.9).
- Keith Pompey
Here’s a look at the A-10 all-conference teams and honorees:
2010-11 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Rookie of the Year
T.J. McConnell, Duquesne
Defensive Player of the Year
Damian Saunders, Duquesne
Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year
Scootie Randall, Temple
Sixth Man of the Year
Khalif Wyatt, Temple
Student-Athlete of the Year
Steve Weingarten, La Salle
Coach of the Year
Chris Mack, Xavier
First Team Cl. Pos. PPG RPG ASTS
Lavoy Allen, Temple Sr. F 11.8 8.2 62
Kevin Anderson, Richmond Sr. G 16.0 2.8 106
Justin Harper, Richmond Sr. F 18.0 6.8 36
Tu Holloway, Xavier Jr. G 20.1 5.2 164
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure Jr. F 20.5 7.2 30
Second Team Cl. Pos. PPG RPG ASTS
Bill Clark, Duquesne Sr. F/G 16.1 6.2 76
Delroy James, Rhode Island Sr. F 17.6 7.8 75
Ramone Moore, Temple Jr. G 14.8 4.3 99
Damian Saunders, Duquesne Sr. F 12.4 7.8 71
Tony Taylor, George Washington Jr. G 14.8 3.3 138
Third Team Cl. Pos. PPG RPG ASTS
Juan Fernandez, Temple Jr. G 10.5 2.8 101
Anthony Gurley, Massachusetts Sr. G 19.0 4.4 42
Mark Lyons, Xavier So. G 13.8 3.3 94
Jamel McLean, Xavier Sr. F 10.8 8.5 23
Chris Wright, Dayton Sr. F 13.0 8.3 54
Honorable Mention Cl. Pos. PPG RPG ASTS
Kenny Frease, Xavier Jr. C 11.9 7.2 34
Chris Gaston, Fordham So. F 15.9 11.3 38
Chris Johnson, Dayton Jr. F 11.8 5.9 52
Scootie Randall, Temple Jr. F 11.6 5.1 36
All-Defensive Team Cl. Pos. PPG RPG BLKS STLS
Lavoy Allen, Temple Sr. F 11.8 8.2 51 19
Tu Holloway, Xavier Jr. G 20.1 5.2 2 46
Marquis Jones, Rhode Island Sr. G 11.4 3.3 6 44
Damian Saunders, Duquesne Sr. F 12.4 7.8 74 63
Kevin Smith, Richmond Sr. F 4.0 3.8 16 32
All-Rookie Team Cl. Pos. PPG RPG ASTS
Tyreek Duren, La Salle Fr. G 9.5 2.7 138
Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis Fr. F 8.4 6.5 23
Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph’s Fr. G 12.8 5.4 84
T.J. McConnell, Duquesne Fr. G 10.6 3.8 128
Juwan Staten, Dayton Fr. G 8.6 2.1 168
All-Academic Team Cl. Pos. Major
Brian Conklin, Saint Louis Jr. F Business Administration
Paul Eckerle, Saint Louis r-Jr. G Biology
Juan Fernandez, Temple Jr. G Broadcast Journalism
Will Martell, Rhode Island Sr. C Finance
Steve Weingarten, La Salle Sr. F History & American Studies