Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Temple's Allen named to Wooden Watch List

PHILADELPHIA – Temple senior forward Lavoy Allen has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

A 2010 first team all-Atlantic 10 Conference and USBWA All-District performer, Allen became the first Temple player to average a double-double since Ollie Johnson accomplished the feat in 1970-71, averaging 11.5 points and 10.7 rebounds per game as a junior in 2009-10. The Morrisville, Pa. native (Pennsbury High) led the team in rebounding, blocks (50) and field goal percentage (.536) while ranking third with 83 assists.

In the Owls’ final regular season game, Allen became the 46th player to score 1000 points when he tallied 12 points in a 70-57 win over George Washington (3/6). The two-time A-10 all-defensive team selection became the first Temple player to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game when he pulled down 21 in the team’s 65-53 win at La Salle (2/28). His 375 rebounds rank fourth on the Temple all-time list while his 864 boards place seventh on the TU career chart.

Allen, who shared team MVP honors with Ryan Brooks at the Temple awards banquet, helped the Owls to a 29-6 record and a third straight A-10 Championship. Temple was ranked #12 in the final Associated Press poll.

A member of the 2010 USA Basketball Select squad, Allen was joined on the team by two Atlantic 10 Conference players, Kevin Anderson of Richmond and Chris Wright of Dayton. Villanova’s Corey Fisher was the only other Philadelphia Big 5 player named to the list.

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