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 straight and fourth of the season, and comes after he helped the Crimson defeat San Francisco on the road and UC Irvine at home.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Ledlum for the week ranked tied for second on the team in scoring (12.0) and led all Crimson players with four blocked shots (2.0), while contributing 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.5 minutes off the bench. Additionally, the forward shot 47.1 percent from the floor (8-17), 50 percent from three (2-4) and 75 percent from the charity stripe (6-8).
In just over 21 minutes off the bench at USF, Ledlum finished with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and a game- and career-high three blocked shots in an 84-81 overtime win. Five days later against UCI, Ledlum was an efficient 3-for-5 from the floor, including knocking down both of his three-point attempts, en route to 12 points in 17 minutes. He also connected on a career-high four free throws, while adding one assist and game-high-tying one blocked shot in the 77-73 victory.
Ledlum has now won the Ivy's top weekly rookie award four times (Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Dec. 30, Jan. 6) in nine weeks.
Harvard, which has won a season-best six consecutive games, will prepare for its Ivy League opener against Dartmouth on Jan. 18. The contest is set for Lavietes Pavilion at 2 p.m. ET. Tickets for the Ivy tilt are available at GoCrimson.com.