Lin Nominated for ESPY Award
Jeremy Lin scored 14.6 points per game in 35 contests with the New York Knicks in 2012 (dave Saffran/MSG Photos).
LOS ANGELES -- Current New York Knicks guard and former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin '10 has been nominated in the "Best Breakthrough Athlete" category at the ESPYs, which will be held Wednesday, July 11 in Los Angeles.
The ESPYs will be broadcast live on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST.
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Lin, who became the first person with Ivy League ties to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated in consecutive weeks (Feb. 20 and 27), burst onto the national scene earlier this season with his stellar play with the Knicks.
Before suffering a season-ending knee injury, Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game as a starter with New York. He also helped the Knicks to a six-game win streak prior to the All-Star break, helping him earn a spot in the NBA's Rising Stars Game. Lin also scored 136 points in his first five starts, the most by an NBA player since the merger with the ABA in 1976-77.
Lin is joined in the category by fellow nominees Anthony Davis (Kentucky), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots) and Alex Morgan (U.S. Soccer).