March 11, 2013
Chambers Named Ivy Rookie of the Week for Sixth Time
Siyani Chambers helped the Crimson win its third straight
Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman point guard
Siyani Chambers of the Harvard men’s basketball team has been
honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the sixth time
this season, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Chambers, who hails from Golden Valley, Minn., was previously
named the Ivy’s top rookie Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 14
and Jan. 28. His six honors this season tie him for fifth all-time
in the Ivy League for most Rookie of the Week awards.
Harvard also ties the conference record with 13 combined
weekly awards, joining Cornell’s 2006-07 squad.
On Friday, March 8, Chambers made 5-of-6 field-goal attempts
and went 6-of-7 from the foul line to finish with 16 points, as
Harvard defeated Columbia, 56-51. On the following evening,
Chambers added 16 more points to go along with five assists,
helping the Crimson down Cornell, 65-56, and clinch its third
straight Ivy League title and second consecutive NCAA tournament
Chambers is averaging 12.9 points per game and is leading the
conference with 5.7 assists per contest. He is also playing 37.8
minutes per game, the most of any freshman in the nation.
Harvard, which went 11-3 in league play, stands at 19-9
overall and will await Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection
show which will air on CBS Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m.