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Chambers Becomes First Freshman Named to All-Ivy First Team

Siyani Chambers led the Ivy League with 5.7 assists per game (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Guard Siyani Chambers of the Harvard men's basketball team was tabbed the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and became the first freshman named to the All-Ivy first team in conference history.

Chambers, a Golden Valley, Minn., native, passed out 161 assists this season to lead the nation's freshman in assists per game. The floor general who dished out a career-high 11 assists at Cornell Feb. 8, also leads the league with 5.4 assists per game in conference play. He sits second on the team and sixth in the Ancient Eight in scoring with 12.9 points per game. The 6-foot guard, also earned three double-doubles on the season, and stands fourth in Ivy League with an 81.9 shooting percentage from the foul line.

A six-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection, Chambers ranks first in the league and fourth in the nation in minutes played (37.8), as the freshman started all 28 games for the Crimson this season. Chambers is the seventh Harvard player to have been named Ivy Rookie of the Year, as Kyle Casey took home the honor after the 2009-10 season.