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Zack Rosen

School

Pennsylvania

Position
Guard
PPG
18.5
RPG
3.3
APG
5.2

Classroom

Rosen is on schedule to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business in May, with a concentration in management.

Character

One of the true leaders on the Penn campus, Rosen recently was honored as the Penn men’s basketball program’s first three-time captain. The Penn program has been in existence since 1902 and is among the Top 10 in all-time wins at the NCAA Division I level.

Community

Rosen has been heavily involved as a volunteer in Big Brothers/Big Sisters since his freshman year. This past summer, he joined his teammate Dau Jok and 13 other Penn students—all of them unrelated to athletics—for a trip to Rwanda that garnered publicity on ESPN.com (who had them file blog entries throughout the trip) and a feature story in Penn’s alumni magazine, the Penn Gazette. through the school. In addition, Rosen has worked tirelessly with students at Penn to generate more school spirit including guest columns in the school paper, meetings with fan groups, etc.

Competition

Rosen enters his senior season at Penn with 415 career assists, needing 91 to become the program’s all-time leader. He is also looking to become the first player in history to record four seasons with 100 or more assists. The team’s leading scorer each of the last two years, Rosen has already scored 1,121 points in his career which is 28th all-time at Penn. A two-time first-team All-Ivy selection, Rosen was also first-team All-Philadelphia Big 5 in 2010-11 as well as the Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 2008-09.