Kyle Casey had a double-double in Friday night's win over Columbia (Eric Bronson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore forward Kyle Casey of the Harvard men’s basketball team was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Casey shared the award with Penn’s Jack Eggleston.
Casey, a native of Medway, Mass., led Harvard to a weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell, as the Crimson improved to 4-0 in Ivy League play for the first time since 1990-91. Casey averaged 16.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, while shooting a combined 13-of-26 from the floor over the weekend.
Casey tallied 17 points and came down with 13 rebounds, including 11 on the defensive end of the floor, for his second double-double of the year, while making all three of his free throws in a 77-66 victory over Columbia Friday. For an encore, Casey notched 16 points, collected eight boards, blocked two shots and was 4-of-4 from the charity stripe in the Crimson’s 78-57 victory against Cornell Saturday.
Casey is averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game overall this season, but is scoring 12.8 points and collecting 8.3 boards in Ivy League games.
Harvard is off to a 15-3 record, marking the best start for the Crimson in a season since 1945-46 (17-1).