University of the Sciences in Philadelphia men's basketball player Adewale Adefemi has been named the South Jersey Small College Player of the Year by the Albert J. Carino Boys Basketball Club of South Jersey. He will be honored at the club’s annual awards banquet held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on April 7, 2011.
Adefemi (Winslow township High School/Chesilhurst, N.J.), a senior forward becomes the fourth player from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia to earn this honor since the 2000-2001 season, joining Jason Wood (2001); Chris Brattelli (2005) and Bill Kurtz (2007). USciences joins Rowan University/Glassboro State College (6) as the only two schools to have at least four players earn the South Jersey Small College Player of the Year Award since its inception in 1978.
Adefemi led the Devils this season in scoring (16.4 points/game), rebounding (252, 10.1/game), field goal percentage (48.4%), and blocked shots (17). Adewale is also third on the team in assists (44, 1.8/gm.) and steals (33).
Adewale's 10.1 rebounds per game average ranked him second in the CACC and 15thnationally amongst all division II players. Adefemi also ranks seventh in the league in scoring, second in the league in offensive rebounds (4.48/game) and fourth in defensive rebounds (5.60/game).
A fourth-year player for the Devils, Adewale started every game for the Devils in 2010-2011 averaging 35.4 minutes per game. He set a single season record for offensive rebounds with 112 and is the Devils all-time leader with 356 offensive boards in his career. His 862 career rebounds rank him fourth on the Devils all-time list. Adefemi has amassed 1,429 career in 103 games played for USciences, ranking 12th all-time.
The former Winslow Township High School athlete is in his fourth and final season of play for the Devils. Adefemi is a pharmaceutical marketing/management major at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.