NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University guard Jim Connolly and center Temi Adebayo were named to the 2011-12 All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) men's basketball team Thursday afternoon. The teams were selected by the conference's 13 head coaches.
Connolly—who scored his 1,000th career point on Feb. 9—is a first team selection for the first time in his career. He is the conference leader–eighth nationally—in free throw percentage (90.0). Connolly is second in the CACC in made three-pointers (74), third in minutes per game (37.7), fourth in points per game (ppg) (17.6) and 11th in three-point percentage (38.3).
Adebayo was selected to the all-CACC third team. Adebayo owns the CACC's best field goal percentage (59.8). He is second in the conference—fourth in Division II—in blocks (89), 14th in scoring (15.0 ppg) and 19th in rebounds per game (6.0). He is tied for the most blocks in a single game at the D-II level this season—10 against West Chester on Nov. 15, 2011.
In just two seasons at Philadelphia University, Adebayo, an all-conference honorable mention pick last year, is sixth in school history in career blocks with 190.
Philadelphia is 18-8 overall and finished 13-4 in the CACC. The Rams earned the second seed in the southern division and a first-round CACC tournament home game against Post, the north division's three seed, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.