Rivard's Hot Shooting Leads to Ivy Rookie of the Week Honors

Freshman Laurent Rivard made a total of 10 three-pointers last week and ranks third on Harvard with 10.3 points per game (Eric Bronson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman guard Laurent Rivard of the Harvard men’s basketball team was honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Rivard buried a total of 10 three-pointers in two games last week, helping Harvard improve to 5-2 overall on the season, giving the team the best record in the Ancient Eight.

Rivard scored a career-high 21 points in the Crimson’s 80-57 victory over Fordham Dec. 1. Rivard made five treys, as Harvard netted 15 shots from long distance as a team. The rookie from Saint-Bruno, Que., shot 6-of-11 from the floor overall and was 5-of-8 from long distance. He also hit all four chances from the charity stripe and grabbed three rebounds in only 20 minutes of action.

Rivard, who is third on the Crimson with 10.3 points per game, continued his hot shooting at Michigan Dec. 4, as he drilled five more three-pointers, finishing 5-of-10 from the field, and added five rebounds and a steal in a career-best 33 minutes.

The Crimson has earned four conference weekly awards, as junior forward and co-captain Keith Wright was named Player of the Week Nov. 15 and  Nov. 29, and sophomore guard Christian Webster was tabbed Co-Player of the Week Nov. 22.

Harvard will host WPI Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., followed by a home game against Boston University Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.