Tonight’s Delco Pro-Am championship game between The Champs and Take Your Game to Another Level marks the official end of the 2012 summer season, so it’s time for City of Basketball Love to roll out our inaugural Pro-Am Awards:
Zeglinski Named 2012 Delco Pro-Am MVP
Sammy Zeglinski has been named the 2012 Delco Pro-Am MVP, following a season where he averaged 25.8 points per game for his Ella Health squad to lead the league in scoring.
“I was excited to come back to Philly and play in the Summer League and I got on a good team,” Zeglinski told CoBL about his Delco experience. “I played pretty well, I shot well, and it was a lot of fun to play against the good competition that was in the league.”
The 2007 Penn Charter graduate was a force to reckon with all summer, breaking 30 points on three different occasions, including a season-high 41-point performance against Team White back on July 22. The 3-point specialist hit 11 shots from beyond the arc in that game, just one off the league record.
“We were missing some of our players,” he recalled, “and I just wanted to go out there and give a good performance. I just felt pretty good and my shot was feeling really good and I got hot.”
Now that he’s finished at the University of Virginia, where he scored 940 career points and hit 199 career 3-pointers in his career, the 6-1 guard will continue his career in Europe. He told CoBL that he has offers to consider, but isn’t yet sure where his first year of professional basketball will take place.
The rest of the CoBL’s Delco Pro-Am award selections:
(Note: minimum of six league games played, regular-season stats only)
All-League First Team
Ryan Brooks, Radano & Associates
-Averaged 20.7 points over his six games, helping Radano to a 7-2 record and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs
Ty Johnson, Team White
-The Villanova sophomore averaged 19.9 points as the leading scorer on a loaded Team White
Khalif Wyatt, UnderArmour Owls
-Wyatt, a Temple senior, is one of the favorites to win A-10 Player of the Year; he averaged 22.3 points this summer
Mouphtaou Yarou, Team Blue
-The dominant Villanova center averaged 21.7 points per game, good for third in the league behind Zeglinski and Wyatt
Sammy Zeglinski, Ella Health
-The league MVP was almost unstoppable this summer, breaking 20 points on six separate occasions
All-League Second Team
Will Cummings, “Doc P” Penn Quakers
-Cummings’ 18.2 ppg average might be a sign he’s primed for a big step up from a mostly-quiet freshman year at Temple
Dwayne Jones, Maple Zone/Ladder 15
-The SJU alum was a big reason Maple Zone made the playoffs, averaging 19.8 points and never scoring fewer than 14
Terquin Mott, The Champs
-Mott had some dominant games–dropping 41 in one performance–but a six-pointer keeps him off the first team
Reggie Redding, Omega Medical
-The Villanova alum averaged 17.6 points to lead Omega Medical; he was one of six on the team to average double figures
Fred Warrick, Da Bottom
-The older cousin of the NBA’s Hakim Warrick, Fred had a very solid Delco league, averaging 19.5 points per game
Most Improved Player: Fran Dougherty, Trad Jazz
Dougherty was one of a few Quakers who impressed this summer; though the team is likely to take a step back without star guard Zack Rosen, Dougherty could have a big season as a skilled power forward. Playing on a team with four Penn teammates who have set to see a minute of NCAA action, the Archbishop Wood grad figures to be a big part of the Quakers’ next two seasons.
Best Freshman: Tony Hicks, Trad Jazz
The Illinois native and incoming Penn freshman guard had an impressive summer from start to finish, averaging 13.4 pp–including a number of 20-point games–and showcasing an ability to get to the hoop that could help the Quakers as soon as this season.