Two PhilaU Ballers #1 in Nation

Jim Connolly
Jim Connolly

Philadelphia, PA- Two Philadelphia University men’s basketball players have been ranked #1 in the nation in their respective categories for the first time this season.  The Rams are currently 9-6 overall and 4-2 in the CACC.

PhilaU sophomore guard Jim Connolly (Harleysville, PA/Souderton) is now leading the NCAA Division II in free-throw shooting percentage (95.2%).  He is leading the Rams this season offensively, averaging 16.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg. 

Junior center Temi Adebayo (Ibadan, Nigeria), a 7-0 transfer from St. Joseph’s University, is #1 in NCAA DII in blocks/game with 3.8.  Adebayo is averaging 10.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg.  He had a monster game in a 73-70 win at Assumption College earlier in the year, swatting nine blocks for a career-best.  

PhilaU squares up at the University of the Sciences tonight for an 8 p.m. start.