January 28, 2013
Webster, Chambers Take Home Ivy Weekly Awards
Christian Webster is tied for 14th in team history with 103
games played (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior guard Christian
Webster and freshman guard Siyani Chambers each earned recognition
from the Ivy League this week, the conference office announced.
Webster was tabbed Ivy Co-Player of the Week, while Chambers was
selected as Co-Rookie of the Week.
Webster shared his honor with Yale’s Austin Morgan,
while Justin Sears from Yale was also named Co-Rookie of the
Chambers has how been tabbed Ivy Rookie of the Week five times
this season. The Ivy League record for most weekly rookie accolades
is eight, set by Penn’s Michael Jordan (1996-97) and
Cornell’s Adam Gore (2005-06).
Chambers scored 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field
in 43 minutes of playing time in the Crimson’s 82-77 overtime
win over Dartmouth Jan. 26. He also went 9-of-12 from the foul line
and handed out seven assists, helping Harvard tie the game with a
layup with 18 seconds left after trailing by seven points with 1:33
A native of Golden Valley, Minn., Chambers ranks first in the
Ivy League with 6.1 assists per game and is fifth in three-point
shooting (.443). He is also second in the conference with 37.7
minutes played per game and seventh in the Ivy with 13.2 points per
contest. In two conference games, Chambers is averaging 21.5 points
and 6.5 assists.
Webster, who hails from Washington, D.C., made three
consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes to help Harvard knot
the game after trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half
against Dartmouth. Webster hit a triple with 1:33 remaining and
then added treys with 41 and 32 seconds left to go, helping the
Crimson to its eventual win in overtime.
The senior captain finished the game with 13 points, going
4-of-9 from beyond the arc, while adding two blocks and two steals
in 41 minutes of action. Webster is averaging 8.1 points on the
year and is 108 points away for 1,000 in his career.
Harvard sits at 10-6 overall and 2-0 in conference play and
will return to the court to host Yale and Brown Feb.