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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.

Robert V. Geasey Trophy
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Philadelphia Big 5
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Presented byHerb Good Basketball Club
History
First award1956
Most recentPhil Booth, Villanova
Websitehttp://www.philadelphiabig5.org

Contents

KeyEdit

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

WinnersEdit

 
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 Guy Rodgers Temple Point guard Sophomore
1956–57 Guy Rodgers (2) Temple Point guard Junior
1957–58 Guy Rodgers (3) Temple Point guard Senior
1958–59 Joe Spratt Saint Joseph's Power forward Senior
1959–60 Bill Kennedy Temple Point guard Senior
1960–61 Bruce Drysdale Temple Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
1961–62 Hubie White Villanova Shooting guard/Point guard Senior
1962–63 Wali Jones Villanova Shooting guard Junior
1962–63 Jim Lynam Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Steve Courtin Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Wali Jones (2) Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1964–65 Jim Washington Villanova Power forward Senior
1965–66 Bill Melchionni Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Cliff 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 Howard 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 Corky Calhoun Penn Small forward Senior
1971–72 Chris Ford Villanova Shooting guard Senior
1972–73 Tom 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 Michael 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 Michael Brooks (2) La Salle Small forward/Power forward Senior
1980–81 John Pinone Villanova Power forward Sophomore
1981–82 Jeffery Clark Saint Joseph's Small forward Senior
1981–82 John Pinone (2) Villanova Power forward Junior
1982–83 John Pinone (3) Villanova Power forward Senior
1982–83 Terence Stansbury Temple Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
1983–84 Ralph Lewis La Salle Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Ed Pinckney Villanova Power forward Senior
1985–86 Harold Pressley Villanova Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1986–87 Nate Blackwell Temple Shooting guard Senior
1987–88 Lionel Simmons La Salle Power forward Sophomore
1988–89 Lionel Simmons (2) La Salle Power forward Junior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons* (3) La Salle Power forward Senior
1990–91 Mark Macon Temple Shooting guard Senior
1991–92 Randy Woods La Salle Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
1992–93 Aaron McKie Temple Shooting guard Junior
1993–94 Eddie Jones Temple Shooting guard Senior
1994–95 Kerry Kittles Villanova Shooting guard Junior
1995–96 Kerry 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 Lynn Greer Temple Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
2002–03 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Junior
2003–04 Jameer Nelson* (2) Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Pat Carroll Saint Joseph's Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2005–06 Randy Foye Villanova Shooting guard Senior [1]
2006–07 Ibrahim Jaaber Penn Point guard Senior [2]
2007–08 Pat Calathes Saint Joseph's Small forward/Shooting guard Senior [3]
2007–08 Mark Tyndale Temple Power forward Senior [4]
2008–09 Ahmad Nivins Saint Joseph's Small forward Senior [5]
2009–10 Scottie Reynolds Villanova Point guard/Shooting guard Senior [6]
2010–11 Lavoy Allen Temple Power forward/Center Senior [7]
2011–12 Zack Rosen Penn Point guard Senior [8]
2012–13 Khalif Wyatt Temple Shooting guard Senior [9]
2013–14 James Bell Villanova Shooting guard Senior [10]
2014–15 Darrun Hilliard Villanova Shooting guard Senior
2015–16 DeAndre' Bembry Saint Joseph's Small forward Junior [11]
2016–17 Josh Hart Villanova Shooting guard Senior [12]
2017–18 Jalen Brunson* Villanova Point guard Junior [13]
2018–19 Phil Booth Villanova Point guard Senior [14]

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
Villanova 23 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Temple 17 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013
Saint Joseph's 14 1959, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1982, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2016
La Salle 11 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
Penn 7 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2007, 2012

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ Foye is Named Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year, Villanova University, retrieved 2009-1-17
  2. ^ Jaaber Wins Geasey Award as Big 5 Player of the Year Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine, University of Pennsylvania, retrieved 2009-1-17
  3. ^ Pat Calathes Named Big 5 Co-Player of the Year, Saint Joseph's University, retrieved 2009-1-17
  4. ^ Men's Basketball Wins Top Awards At Herb Good Dinner, Temple University, retrieved 2009-1-17
  5. ^ Nivins Wins Geasey Award as Big 5 Player of the Year, Saint Joseph's University, retrieved 2009-1-17
  6. ^ Reynolds Named Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year, Villanova University, retrieved 2010-4-12
  7. ^ Lavoy Allen Named Big 5's Most Outstanding Player, Temple University, retrieved 2011-4-12
  8. ^ "Rosen named Philadelphia Big 5 player of the year". Penn Athletics. 10 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Temple's Khalif Wyatt named Big 5 Player of the Year". Philly.com. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  10. ^ "James Bell named Big 5 Player of the Year". Big5.org. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Bembry, Coyle take Player of Year honors". thereporteronline.com. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Villanova's Big 5 dominance extends to banquet circuit". montgomerynews.com. April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Villanova picks up several Philadelphia Big 5 awards". Philadelphia Tribune. April 14, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  14. ^ Hunt, Donald (April 5, 2019). "Temple's Dunphy, Villanova's Booth headline Philadelphia Big 5 Awards Banquet". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved April 12, 2019.