Wright Selected Ivy Player of the Week for Second Time
Keith Wright leads Harvard in scoring (11.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior forward Keith Wright, who averaged 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in two Harvard men’s basketball victories last week, has been honored as the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
A co-captain from Suffolk, Va., Wright established a season-high in points (18), rebounds (15) and blocked shots (six) in the Crimson’s 70-61 win on the road at Monmouth Jan. 10. Wright, who also added two steals against the Hawks, shot 8-of-11 (.727) from the floor in the victory.
Wright paces the Crimson in scoring (11.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg) this season. He ranks second in the Ivy League in rebounding, shooting percentage (.604, 81-of-134) and blocked shots (30). He ranks second in school history in rejections (136), 10th in rebounds (625) and 25th in points (1,039).
Harvard is off to its best start (15-2) since the 1945-46 season when the Crimson began the year 16-1. The Crimson owns the nation’s fifth longest home wins streak (23 games) and is the first Ivy League school to win at least 15 of its first 17 games since Princeton in 1997-98.
The Crimson, which is off to a 1-0 start in Ivy League play, will visit Dartmouth Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.