Robert V. Geasey Trophy

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Robert V. Geasey Trophy
Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Philadelphia Big 5
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Presented by Herb Good Basketball Club
First awarded 1956
Currently held by James Bell, Villanova
Official website http://www.philadelphiabig5.org/

The Robert V. Geasey Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding basketball player in the Philadelphia Big 5, an informal association of college athletic programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is not an MVP award and does not represent the entire regular season's most valuable player; the award goes simply to the best basketball player for Big 5 games played that season. It has been given since 1956 and is granted by the Herb Good Basketball Club. Members of the Philadelphia Big 5 are La Salle University, the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's University, Temple University and Villanova University.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award

Winners[edit]

Guy Rodgers won the Trophy's first three awards while playing for Temple.
Juan "Pepe" Sánchez won the award in 1999 and 2000.
Jameer Nelson (left) was a two-time Geasey Trophy winner and the consensus National Player of the Year in 2004 while at Saint Joseph's.
Villanova's Randy Foye was a consensus First Team All-American in 2006.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1955–56 Rodgers, GuyGuy Rodgers Temple Point guard Sophomore
1956–57 Rodgers, GuyGuy Rodgers (2) Temple Point guard Junior
1957–58 Rodgers, GuyGuy Rodgers (3) Temple Point guard Senior
1958–59 Joe Spratt Saint Joseph's Power forward Senior
1959–60 Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy Temple Point guard Senior
1960–61 Bruce Drysdale Temple Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
1961–62 White, HubieHubie White Villanova Shooting guard/Point guard Senior
1962–63 Jones, WaliWali Jones Villanova Shooting guard Junior
1962–63 Lynam, JimJim Lynam Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Steve Courtin Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Jones, WaliWali Jones (2) Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1964–65 Washington, JimJim Washington Villanova Power forward Senior
1965–66 Melchionni, BillBill Melchionni Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Anderson, CliffCliff Anderson Saint Joseph's Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1967–68 Johnny Jones Villanova Shooting guard Junior
1968–69 Ken Durrett La Salle Power forward/Center Sophomore
1968–69 Porter, HowardHoward Porter Villanova Center Sophomore
1969–70 Ken Durrett (2) La Salle Power forward/Center Junior
1970–71 Ken Durrett (3) La Salle Power forward/Center Senior
1971–72 Calhoun, CorkyCorky Calhoun Penn Small forward Senior
1971–72 Ford, ChrisChris Ford Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1972–73 Ingelsby, TomTom Ingelsby Villanova Shooting guard/Point guard Senior
1973–74 Ron Haigler Penn Power forward Junior
1974–75 Ron Haigler (2) Penn Power forward Senior
1975–76 Charlie Wise La Salle Shooting guard Senior
1976–77 Keven McDonald Penn Small forward Junior
1977–78 Brooks, MichaelMichael Brooks La Salle Small forward/Power forward Sophomore
1978–79 Tony Price Penn Shooting guard Senior
1978–79 Rick Reed Temple Shooting guard/Small forward Junior
1979–80 Brooks, MichaelMichael Brooks (2) La Salle Small forward/Power forward Senior
1980–81 Pinone, JohnJohn Pinone Villanova Power forward Sophomore
1981–82 Jeffery Clark Saint Joseph's Small forward Senior
1981–82 Pinone, JohnJohn Pinone (2) Villanova Power forward Junior
1982–83 Pinone, JohnJohn Pinone (3) Villanova Power forward Senior
1982–83 Stansbury, TerenceTerence Stansbury Temple Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
1983–84 Lewis, RalphRalph Lewis La Salle Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Pinckney, EdEd Pinckney Villanova Power forward Senior
1985–86 Pressley, HaroldHarold Pressley Villanova Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1986–87 Blackwell, NateNate Blackwell Temple Shooting guard Senior
1987–88 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons La Salle Power forward Sophomore
1988–89 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons (2) La Salle Power forward Junior
1989–90 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons* (3) La Salle Power forward Senior
1990–91 Macon, MarkMark Macon Temple Shooting guard Senior
1991–92 Woods, RandyRandy Woods La Salle Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
1992–93 McKie, AaronAaron McKie Temple Shooting guard Junior
1993–94 Jones, EddieEddie Jones Temple Shooting guard Senior
1994–95 Kittles, KerryKerry Kittles Villanova Shooting guard Junior
1995–96 Kittles, KerryKerry Kittles (2) Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1996–97 Rashid Bey Saint Joseph's Point guard/Shooting guard Junior
1997–98 Rashid Bey (2) Saint Joseph's Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
1998–99 Pepe Sánchez Temple Point guard Junior
1999–00 Pepe Sánchez (2) Temple Point guard Senior
2000–01 Marvin O'Connor Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Greer, LynnLynn Greer Temple Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
2002–03 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Junior
2003–04 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson* (2) Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Carroll, PatPat Carroll Saint Joseph's Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2005–06 Foye, RandyRandy Foye Villanova Shooting guard Senior [1]
2006–07 Jaaber, IbrahimIbrahim Jaaber Penn Point guard Senior [2]
2007–08 Calathes, PatPat Calathes Saint Joseph's Small forward/Shooting guard Senior [3]
2007–08 Mark Tyndale Temple Power forward Senior [4]
2008–09 Nivins, AhmadAhmad Nivins Saint Joseph's Small forward Senior [5]
2009–10 Reynolds, ScottieScottie Reynolds Villanova Point guard/Shooting guard Senior [6]
2010–11 Allen, LavoyLavoy Allen Temple Power forward/Center Senior [7]
2011–12 Rosen, ZackZack Rosen Penn Point guard Senior [8]
2012–13 Wyatt, KhalifKhalif Wyatt Temple Shooting guard Senior [9]
2013–14 Bell, JamesJames Bell Villanova Shooting guard Senior [10]

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Villanova 19 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2010, 2014
Temple 17 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013
Saint Joseph's 13 1959, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1982, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
La Salle 11 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
Penn 7 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2007, 2012

References[edit]

General

  • Sports Staff of the Philadelphia Daily News. (2005). The Big 5-0: The Big 5 Turns 50. Philadelphia Daily News. ISBN 1-58822-051-6

Specific