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PHILADELPHIA – La Salle junior guard Tyreek Duren (Philadelphia, Pa. / Neumann-Goretti) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week, it was announced today. Duren averaged 19.0 ppg. in a pair of Explorer wins last week, including a 77-74 overtime victory over Villanova.


Against the Wildcats, Duren scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime. His three-pointer with seven seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 67-67.


In overtime, his lay-up with 18 seconds left gave La Salle its first lead since late in the first half. His 23 points against Nova were one short of a career-high set last year against the Wildcats.


Duren also led the team in scoring with 15 points in a 64-51 win at Hartford on Tuesday.


He leads the team in scoring at 15.5 ppg. and assists with 3.0 apg.


La Salle (3-1) visits Rider on Thursday at 7 PM.