April 10, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Carl Jones and freshman Langston Galloway were named co-winners of the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Players of the 2010-11 Saint Joseph's University basketball team. The awards were announced at the 56th annual Men's Basketball Awards Banquet held today in the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena.
Jones led the Hawks in scoring this season with 17.0 points per game and ranked sixth in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The 5-11 guard from Garfield Heights, Ohio, averaged a team-high 3.4 assists per game and tallied double figures in all but three contests this season, while reaching 20-plus points on 11 occasions.
Galloway was the Hawks' second leading scorer with 12.8 points and led SJU in three-point field goals made (65) and three-point percentage (39.2). The 6-2 guard from Baton Rouge, La., topped the Atlantic 10 in free throw percentage, hitting 88.7 percent from the line. An Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection, Galloway was the Hawks' top rebounder (5.5) and scored in double figures 20 times while tallying 20 or more points in eight games.
Saint Joseph's 1980-81 team was also inducted into the SJU Men's Basketball Hall of Fame. The squad, coached by Jim Lynam, went 25-8 and reached the NCAA Elite Eight, but is most remembered for its last-second win over #1 DePaul in the NCAA Second Round. That game is still considered as one of the top upsets in college basketball history.
Freshman Ronald Roberts, Jr. (Bayonne, N.J.), was the recipient of the Robert O'Neill Memorial Award as the Hawks' Most Improved Player. The 6-8 forward started 11 of the Hawks' final 12 games, averaging 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds on the season. Roberts notched double figures in nine games, including three of the last five.
Senior Charoy Bentley received the Patrick D. O'Pake Unsung Hero Award while senior Idris Hilliardearned the George Senesky Academic Award. Hilliard and Hawk mascot Tim Higgins both received the William F. Maher Memorial Award for loyalty. Sophomore walk-on Taylor Trevisan and senior manager Sean Newman were the recipients of the Daniel J. Cummins, Jr. Memorial Award for spirit.
The William J. Bennett Memorial Award for dedication and service to SJU basketball was given to play-by-play broadcaster Matt Martucci, while Caitlin Ryan '06 received the Michael J. Conway Memorial Award for persons giving back to the program. A group of Saint Joseph's students - Dave Brisbane, Joe Conte, Bryan Keister, Deirdre Ligget and John Pinto - were presented with the Fr. Emory Ross Sixth Man Award for their support.