Clark and Moore were named All-Big 5 second team

Men’s basketball | April 5, 2022

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – jack clark and Clifton Moore were selected to the Big 5 All-Second Team on Tuesday afternoon, voted on by Big 5 coaches.

Moore led the Explorers in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game while recording 6.1 rebounds. The redshirted senior totaled 83 blocks on the year, breaking the record books to claim the crown as the single-season record holder for blocks in a season, surpassing Lionel Simmons’ record of 77 set in the 1987-88 season.

Moore took his total to 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds in Atlantic 10 action, scoring in double figures in the first 14 conference games. The Ambler, Pennsylvania native finished with five double-doubles this season, including four in five games. Moore set career highs in scoring (26 against Fordham), rebounds (12, two) assists (four, two) and blocks (seven against Saint Joseph’s) while entering the top five in La Salle history with 125 blocks in two seasons.

Clark finished the year second in scoring for La Salle, totaling 12.0 points per game. The redshirt junior had 17 double-digit scoring games during the year, including 12 in the conference. Clark led the team in minutes played (30.4 mpg) and steals (35), third in assists (47) and rebounds per game (5.8).

Clark had a career night against Duquesne in the regular season finale, dropping a career-high 30 points against the Dukes while adding eight rebounds to his tally. The Cheltenham native shot an efficient 13-19 (68.4%) from the field in the Explorers’ third consecutive victory before the conference tournament, becoming the first Explorer to drop 30 points since Isaiah Deas netted 31 points in a win over Morgan. State in the 2019-20 season.

The two combined for 39 points in the win over Saint Joseph’s in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament to propel La Salle into the second round, where they ultimately fell to Saint Louis. The Explorers finished 11-19 (5-13 A-10) this season.

Philadelphia Big 5 Men’s Basketball Award Winners
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Collin Gillespie, Villanova (Graduate Student, Guard)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jahlil White, Temple (freshman, guard)

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jay WrightVillanova

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Eric Dixon, Villanova (sophomore, forward)

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Collin Gillespie, Villanova (Graduate Student, Guard)

BEST STRIKER

Jordan Dingle, Penn (Sophomore, Guard) – 20.8 points per game

BEST FREE LAUNCH SHOOTER

Collin Gillespie, Villanova (grad student, guard) 90.5% (105-116)

ALL-BIG 5 FIRST TEAM

Collin Gillespie, Villanova
Justin MooreVillanova
Jermaine SamuelsVillanova
Jordan Hall, St. Joseph
Damien Dunn – Temple
Jordan Dingle – Penn

ALL-BIG 5 SECOND TEAM

Caleb DanielsVillanova
Taylor Funk, St. Joseph
Clifton MooreThe room
jack clarkThe room
Jeremiah Williams, Temple

General admission tickets are sold out at the Big 5 Banquet to be held on Monday, April 11 at the Palestra. Doors open at 6 p.m. before starting at 7 p.m. To buy tickets, visit this link.

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