Atlantic 10 announces men's basketball conference honors

Temple's Khalif Wyatt has been named the Atlantic 10 player of the year.

Wyatt, a senior guard out of Norristown, led the conference in scoring at 19.9 points per game.

Wyatt is the 10th Owls player to win the league's MVP award and first since Pepe Sanchez in 2000. Wyatt played less than two minutes per game as a freshman, but like many of Fran Dunphy's players continued to get better throughout his college career.

Wyatt was joined on the A-10 first team by La Salle's Ramon Galloway, Butler's Rotnei Clark, Saint Louis' Dwayne Evans, and Chaz Williams, of UMass.

La Salle's Tyreek Duren was named to the second team and aint Joseph's Ronald Roberts made third team. Temple's T.J. DiLeo was named all-academic.

Jim Crews, of Saint Louis, was named the league's coach of the year. Briante Weber, of VCU, was the league's top defensive player and Xavier freshman Semaj Christon claimed rookie of the year honors.

The Atlantic 10 tournament begins Thursday in Brooklyn.