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Saunders Tabbed Ivy Co-Player of the Week

Wesley Saunders led Harvard with 14 points at Connecticut Friday evening (Jessica Hill).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore guard Wesley Saunders of the Harvard men’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, marking the second straight time Saunders has been honored by the conference. Saunders shares this week’s award with Princeton’s Ian Hummer.

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Saunders averaged 16.0 points per game last week, scoring 18 points in Harvard’s fifth consecutive win at Boston College Dec. 4 and tallying 14 points at Connecticut Dec. 7. Saunders also handed out five assists against the Eagles, while dishing out four helpers against the Huskies.
 
Saunders, who has reached double figures in scoring in all eight games this year, leads Harvard with 15.9 points per game, the second best mark in the Ivy League. He is also averaging 3.8 assists per game. 4.8 rebounds per contest and is shooting 50.0 percent from the field, which ranks eighth in the Ancient Eight.
 
Saunders and the Crimson will host Boston University at Lavietes Pavilion Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.