@HarvardCrimson Harvard Edu

Kyle Casey Earns More Preseason Honors

Sophomore Kyle Casey was second on the Crimson with 10.4 points per game in 2009-10 (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

Sophomore forward Kyle Casey of the Harvard men’s basketball team has been named to the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook preseason All-Ivy League team, the publication announced Monday.  In addition, Blue Ribbon picked Harvard to finish second in the Ivy League.

Casey, who hails from Medway, Mass., has been lauded by several other preseason publications this year, including, including Athlon Sports, Lindy’s and The Sporting News.  In his rookie season with the Crimson, Casey was tabbed Ivy League Rookie of the Year after averaging 10.4 points per contest.  He led Harvard with 5.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 91-of-174 from the field (.523) and 16-of-42 from three-point range (.381).  Casey, who dished out 31 assists, also played solid defense, blocking 27 shots and making 10 steals as a freshman.

The Crimson trailed only Princeton in Blue Ribbon Ivy League’s preseason forecast. 
Harvard begins its season by facing George Mason on the road Saturday, Nov. 13, before opening its home slate against Holy Cross Wednesday, Nov. 17.