Kyle Casey Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Pictured: Kyle Casey has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times this season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard freshman forward Kyle Casey has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. Casey is joined on the weekly Honor Roll by senior guard Jeremy Lin who was earned mention in all but one week of competition this season.

It is Casey’s third rookie of the week honor this season. In all, Harvard players have earned the award four times with Dee Giger earning mention after the opening week of play.

Casey made his first two collegiate starts over the weekend and averaged 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Crimson. He had seven points and nine rebounds against Princeton before scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and three assists against Penn on Saturday.

Lin filled up the stat sheets impressively over the weekend as the senior guard averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for the Crimson. He got to the free throw line a staggering 18 times, making 15 (.833). Lin had 19 points and three blocks in both games but his best all-around game came against Penn on Saturday when he went 10-for-10 from the free throw line and added six assists, five steals and five rebounds for the Crimson.

With its win against Penn on Saturday, Harvard reached the 15-win mark for the first time in 13 years since winning 17 back in 1996-97 … The win against the Quakers gave Harvard wins over Penn in three consecutive seasons, marking the first such occurrence since 1985-88 … Sophomore Oliver McNally shot 70 percent from long range over the weekend (7-10) and 67 percent overall in averaging 13.0 ppg … Freshman PG Brandyn Curry made his first career start Saturday against Penn and had nine first half points with six assists and three steals.