Men’s Basketball’s Ledlum Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's basketball first-year Chris Ledlum has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced today. The award is Ledlum's second of the season and comes after he helped the Crimson defeat Massachusetts, 89-55, on Saturday.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ledlum was one of three double-digit scorers for Harvard, scoring 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with a game-high eight rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench.

In addition to registering his fourth double-figure scoring effort of the season, Ledlum set a career high for most field goals made in a game, surpassing his previous best of five, accomplished against MIT and Siena. The 6-6 forward also enjoyed his best shooting performance and rebounding game against a Division I opponent.

Ledlum's contributions helped propel the Crimson past the Minutemen for a third straight time, a first for Harvard in the history of the series. The Crimson's 34-point margin of victory was also its largest in series history.

Ledlum, who was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Nov. 18, is averaging 7.5 points on 50.8-percent shooting and 4.2 rebounds in 10 games this season, and will return to action with the rest of his Harvard teammates on Dec. 21, when they face George Washington at noon on the road.