Ramone Moore, Temple senior guard, was named the recipient of the Jim Maloney Award, presented annually to the men’s basketball team’s Most Valuable Player at the Owls Club annual awards banquet. Moore, a first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection, led Temple in scoring and ranked third in the conference with a 17.3 average. The former Southern High standout placed second in the conference in minutes played (36.6 mpg.) and second on Temple in three-pointers (57) and assists (110). He scored his 1,000th point this season and ended his career in 27th place on Temple’s all-time list with 1,393 points.
Senior guard Juan Fernandez was named the recipient of the Tim Claxton Award for loyalty, dedication and attitude to the university and community. Redshirt junior guard T.J. DiLeo was honored with the Harry Litwack Award for sportsmanship, dedication, devotion and conduct on and off the court. The Ted Quedenfeld Most Courageous Athlete Award went to graduate student center Micheal Eric, while the Owl Club Academic Award went to senior Jake Godino.
Long time men’s basketball secretary Essie Davis, who recently retired, was presented with an award for her 40 years of service to the program.
Two Owl Club members — Rick Gross and Cherifa Howarth, received the Joseph “Jack” Hutton Honor Roll Award.
Morris twins sign deal with AND1
AND 1, the basketball footwear and apparel company dedicated to on-court performance and off-court lifestyle, recently announced the signing of NBA players and twin brothers and former Prep Charter and Kansas stars Marcus and Markieff Morris to a three-year endorsement contract. Both currently play in the NBA.
Markieff plays for the Phoenix Suns. Marcus plays for the Houston Rockets. They were both taken in the 2011 NBA draft. Markieff was selected with the 13th pick and Marcus was chosen at No. 14. They are only the third set of twins selected in the first round since the modern NBA draft began in 1966.
They led Prep Charter to back-to-back PIAA Class AA titles in 2006 and 2007. The Morris twins also had great college careers at Kansas.
Two Lincoln baseball players named HBCU All-Stars
Lincoln University baseball seniors Alexander Donald and Kyle Brooks have been selected to play in the third annual HBCU All-Star Baseball Revue, hosted by the Atlanta Wood Bat Instructional League, June 29-30 at Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro, Ga.
The all-star baseball festivities begin at 6 p.m. on June 29 with a home run derby (all players from MEAC, SWAC, SIAC and CIAA). On June 30, the all-star game between CIAA and SIAC schools begins at 1 p.m. and the announcement of pitcher of the game and MVP of the game will follow the contest.