Wright Garners Second Ivy Player of the Week Honor
Keith Wright is sixth in the nation in shooting percentage (.733) (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior co-captain Keith Wright of the Harvard men's basketball team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season, the conference office announced Monday. Wright, a forward from Suffolk, Va., averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 blocks last week, helping the Crimson go 2-0 during the week with wins over Bryant and Colorado.
In the Crimson's 69-66 victory at Bryant Nov. 24, Wright netted a career-high 24 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the year. He also blocked three shots and was 9-of-12 from the field.
Wright was once again a strong presence in the front court in Harvard's 82-66 win over Colorado Nov. 28. He tallied 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and collected nine rebounds, including four on the offensive end. Wright dished out a career-high six assists and swatted away three shots for the best all-around game of his career.
Entering the week, Wright, who was also honored as COOP Student-Athlete of the Week, stands sixth in the nation in shooting percentage, as he has made more than 73 percent of his shots (33-of-45) and paces the Crimson in scoring with 17.2 points per game and in rebounds with 8.8 boards per night.
The Crimson has earned all three conference Player of the Week nods early on, as Wright was named Player of the Week Nov. 15, and sophomore guard Christian Webster was tabbed Co-Player of the Week Nov. 22.
Harvard returns to the court by hosting Fordham at Lavietes Pavilion Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.