February 4, 2013
Saunders Earns Fourth Ivy Player of the Week Honor
Wesley Saunders and the Crimson are tied for first in the
Ivy League at 4-0 (Greg Carroccio).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Wesley
Saunders, who leads the Ivy League with 16.3 points per game, has
been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, the conference
Saunders, who shared the award with Princeton’s Ian
Hummer, was also named the conference’s top player Dec. 3,
Dec. 10 and Jan. 14.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Saunders has reached double
figures in scoring in all 18 contests this year and paces the
Ancient Eight with 2.1 steals per game. He ranks third in the Ivy
in field-goal percentage (.554) and is fourth with 37.1 minutes per
In Harvard’s 67-64 victory against Yale Feb. 1, Saunders
recorded his first-career double-double with 15 points and a
career-best 11 assists. He then scored 18 points on 8-of-13
shooting in a career-high 49 minutes in a double-overtime win over
Brown Feb. 2.
The Crimson stands 12-6 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League
entering this weekend’s games at Cornell and Columbia Feb.