Housman Named Player of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard senior Drew Housman (Calabasas, Calif.) has named the Ivy League Player of the Week in an announcement from the league office Monday afternoon.

Housman is joined on the weekly honor roll by junior Jeremy Lin (Palo Alto, Calif.). The California duo earned their honors after helping the Crimson to a weekend sweep of Columbia and league-leading Cornell.  

Housman contributed heavily to the weekend and earned the league’s top billing due to clutch efforts in both games. Against league-leading Cornell, Housman’s offensive rebound and contested layup with 2:30 remaining paved the way for a 71-70 victory. Against Columbia, Housman’s six steals and eight free throws, including seven in the last five minutes, led the Crimson to victory. For the weekend, he averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds while making 15 of 19 free throw attempts (.789).

Lin meanwhile came up with two big efforts despite being hobbled by a persistent ankle injury. He averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1 steal per game in a 2-0 week while shooting 52 percent from the floor. He logged game highs of nine rebounds and five assists (14 points) against Columbia and had 20 points and four assists against Cornell.

Although not recognized by the league office, Harvard also received a sizable effort from freshman Keith Wright (Suffolk, Va./ Norfolk Collegiate). Wright averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over the weekend while shooting 56 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the free throw line (7-9). Wright scored 14 points and had six boards and four blocks against Columbia. He then had 11 points, a game-high eight rebounds and two blocks against Cornell.

Harvard completes its schedule this weekend with road games at Brown and Yale.

Weekly Ivy League Honors

Peter Boehm         Dec. 22 (Rookie of the Week)

                             Dec. 29 (Rookie of the Week)

Drew Housman      Feb. 16

                             Feb. 23

                             March 2 (Player of the Week)

Jeremy Lin             Nov. 24

                             Dec. 1 (Player of the Week)

                             Dec. 8

                             Dec. 15

                             Dec. 22

                             Dec. 29

                             Jan. 4

                             Jan. 13 (Player of the Week)

                             Jan. 26

                             Feb. 2

                             Feb. 9

                             March 2

Oliver McNally       Jan. 13 (Rookie of the Week)

Andrew Pusar        Jan. 13

Keith Wright:          Nov. 24 (Rookie of the Week)

                             Dec. 1 (Rookie of the Week)