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Casey Honored on All-Ivy League First Team; Curry, Wright Garner All-Ivy Second Team Accolades

Kyle Casey leads Harvard with 11.3 points per game (Stephen Slade).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior forward Kyle Casey earned All-Ivy League first team honors, while senior co-captain Keith Wright and junior guard Brandyn Curry were tabbed to the All-Ancient Eight second team, the Ivy League office announced today.

Casey, who was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2010, led Harvard with 11.7 points per game in conference play and paces the Crimson with 11.3 points per game overall. Casey, who has started all 30 games, is second on the team with 5.5 rebounds per game and reached double digits in scoring in 17 contests. With 35 blocks this season, Casey, a native of Medway, Mass., has moved to fifth in program history with 90 rejections.
Wright, last season’s Ivy Player of the Year, is averaging 10.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game during his senior year. Wright, who hails from Suffolk, Va., leads the Ivy League in shooting percentage (.594) and averaged 10.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest in conference play. Wright has recorded five double-doubles and has scored in double figures in 17 games and has started all 30 games.

With his stellar senior year, Wright now stands 16th in school history with 1,170 points, fifth with 734 rebounds and first with 149 career blocks.

Curry, a native of Huntersville, N.C., has started all 30 games as Harvard’s point guard. Curry, who paces the Ivy League in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), leads Harvard with 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He is averaging 7.8 points overall and averaged 8.0 points per contests in Ancient Eight action. Curry, who stands sixth in team history with 421 career assists, has handed out five or more assists in a game 19 times this year and reached double figures in points on 10 occasions.

The Harvard men’s basketball team will play in the upcoming NCAA tournament after earning the Ivy League’s automatic berth. The Crimson, which has set a school record with 26 victories this season, will be making its second trip to the NCAA tournament in program history.

Harvard, which boasts a 26-4 overall record, finished 12-2 in the Ivy League, earning its second straight conference crown and its first outright title. The Crimson went 11-1 at home, 12-3 in road contests and 3-0 in neutral games.
Harvard also received the first national ranking in program history, reaching as high as No. 21 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll and No. 22 in the AP poll.