Thursday, March 28, 2013

Temple's DiLeo named South Jersey's Major College Player of the Year

Temple's T.J. DiLeo
PHILADELPHIA -Temple University graduate student T.J. DiLeo has been selected by the Albert J. Carino Boys Basketball Club of South Jersey as its Major College Player of the Year.

DiLeo, the son of Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo, will receive his award at the organization's annual Awards Banquet on Friday, April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill.

DiLeo, a native of Cinnaminson, NJ (Cinnaminson HS), was a reserve guard and Temple's top perimeter defender on the Owls' team that posted a 24-10 record and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship before falling to No. 1 seed Indiana, 58-52,  on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 2.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 19.1 minutes per game.  He also dished 56 assists while committing just 14 turnovers for a team-best 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Also standout student, DiLeo graduated in 3 1/2 years (Dec. '11) and was named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District team as well as the Atlantic 10 Conference all-Academic squad.

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