Saunders Earns Fifth Ivy Player of the Week Award

Wesley Saunders paces the Ivy League in points and steals (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard sophomore guard Wesley Saunders, who averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in wins at Brown and Yale, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. Saunders shared this week's award with Princeton's Ian Hummer.

Saunders, who leads the Ivy League in scoring with 16.7 points per contest overall and 17.9 points per game in conference action, netted 19 points and came down with nine rebounds in Harvard's 65-47 win at Brown Feb. 22. Saunders shot 7-of-11 in the game, made three steals and dished out three assists.
On the following evening at Yale, Saunders shot 6-of-8 from the field and finished with 14 points. He earned the No. 3 play on ESPN'S Sportscenter Top 10 for his one-handed dunk in the first half. Saunders also handed out four assists and collected five boards in 72-66 victory over the Bulldogs.
Saunders and the Crimson will travel to Princeton, N.J., to take on the Tigers Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Harvard sits at first place in the Ivy League at 17-7 and 9-1 in conference play, while Princeton is second at 14-9 and 7-2 in the Ancient Eight.