Saint Joseph's men's basketball senior players and managers will be among the honorees at the 63rd Annual Men’s Basketball Awards Banquet on Friday, April 6 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. Additionally, former Saint Joseph’s standout Pat Calathes ’08 will be inducted into the school’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
SJU will recognize senior players Michael Booth, James Demery, Shavar Newkirk, Kyle Thompson, Christian Vega and Jai Williams, along with team managers at the banquet. The 2018 Hawks won seven of their final nine games to earn the fourth seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship, and advanced to the semifinals, finishing the year 16-16 and 10-8 in the league.
Calathes led the 2007-08 Hawks in scoring with 17.5 points per game as well as rebounding (7.5) and blocked shots (1.2) as Saint Joseph’s went 21-13, reached the Atlantic 10 Championship game and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The 6-10 guard was a two-time selection to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team, earning first-team honors as a senior, while being named to the 2008 A-10 All-Championship Team.
The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at: alumni.sju.edu/mbb
Drexelbrook Catering is located at 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, Pa. For more information, contact Christina Henderson at 610-660-3280 or email@example.com.