-Pitcured: Kyle Casey is the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks. (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard freshman
forward Kyle Casey has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week
in an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. Casey is
joined on the weekly Honor Roll by senior guard Jeremy Lin who was
earned mention in all but one week of competition this season.
It is Casey’s second rookie of the week honor this season and he becomes just the second player to win the league’s top honor for first-year players. In all, Harvard players have earned the award three times with Dee Giger earning mention after the opening week of play.
Casey turned in a clutch performance in the Crimson's tough road win at Dartmouth on Saturday with 19 points and 10 rebounds to log the first double-double for any Harvard player this season. Casey was 6-of-7 from the floor against the Big Green including a 3-pointer as time expired in the first half. Casey currently leads all Ivy freshmen in scoring with an average of 9.7 points per game.
Lin also had 19 points against the Big Green to go along with six assists in the victory. Thirteen of his points came in the second half and he also recorded the 200th steal of his career, making him one of just three Crimson players to record at least 200 steals.
Harvard took a big step this weekend as the Crimson defeated Dartmouth on Saturday despite shooting season-worst marks of 39 percent from the floor, 12 percent from 3-point range and 54 percent from the free throw line … With the win, Harvard matched its best stretch of victories in 13 years with six straight … Jeremy Lin recorded his 200th career steal in the first half, becoming one of just three Harvard players in the 200club … Lin moved into the school’s top 10 in scoring as well with 1,281 points, passing Keith Sedlack ’66 … Harvard’s last six-game win streak came back in 1996-97.