Points: 27 at Columbia (2/10/13)
FG made: 8, 10 times
FG attempts: 24 at BU (12/7/13)
3FG made: 2 at California (12/29/12)
3FG attempts: 4 at BU (12/7/13)
FT made: 13 vs. Fordham (12/1/12)
FT attempts: 18 vs. Fordham (12/1/12)
Rebounds: 9, 4 times
Assists: 11 vs. Yale (2/1/13)
Blocks: 3 at Columbia (2/14/14)
Steals: 4, 5 times
2013-14 Ivy League Player of the Year ... Two-time
All-Ivy League first team (2013-14, 2012-13) ... 2012-13 Ivy League
scoring champion ... 2014 Lou Henson All-American ... 2014 ECAC
Div. I All-Star second team ... Two-time USBWA All-District I &
NABC All-District 13 first team selection ... Ranks third in Ivy
League history with eight player of the week awards ... Ranks 31st
in Harvard history with 1,012 career points.
Ivy League Player of the Year ... Co-recipient of the Raymond P.
Lavietes '36 Most Valuable Player Award ... Named to the Lou Henson
All-America team, ECAC Div. I All-Star second team, USBWA
All-District I Team and NABC All-District 13 first team ...
Selected to Lou Henson Preseason All-America team ... Filled up his
stat line with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks
versus Holy Cross (Nov. 10) ... Notched 14 points on 6-of-10
shooting to go with four rebounds, three steals and two assists
against MIT (Nov. 12) ... Turned in 12 points, seven boards, three
assists and two steals versus Howard (Nov. 15) ... Netted 25 points
on 7-of-9 shooting, 10-of-11 from the line, and addedfive assists,
three steals and two blocks against Bryant (Nov. 20) ... Netted 25
points on 7-of-9 shooting, 10-of-11 from the line, and addedfive
assists, three steals and two blocks against Bryant (Nov. 20) ...
Named the Great Alaska Shootout Most Outstanding Player and Ivy
League Player of the Week after averaging 14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 4.7
apg ... Contributed 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with nine
rebounds, three assists and two blocks versus Denver (Nov. 28) ...
Scored 20 points and added seven rebounds against Green Bay (Nov.
29) ... Totaled nine assists, eight rebounds and four steals versus
TCU (Nov. 30) ... Contributed 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting at
Northeastern (Dec. 4) ... Registered 25 points, five rebounds, five
assists and four steals in 44 minutes of action at Boston
University (Dec. 7) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week Dec. 9
... Dished out four assists and picked up two steals versus Vermont
(Dec. 21) ... Came away with 14 points, seven assists and four
steals at Fordham (Dec. 28) ... Filled the stat sheet with 21
points on 8-of-10 shooting against Boston College (Jan. 1) to go
with six rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists ...
Scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and added four rebounds, three
assists and two steals at Rice (Jan. 4) ... Named Ivy League Player
of the Week Jan. 6 ... Contributed 11 points, two blocks and two
steals at Florida Atlantic (Jan. 21) ... Tallied nine points, six
rebounds and three assists at Dartmouth (Jan. 26) ... Went for 24
points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with nine rebounds, seven assists
and three steals versus Princeton (Jan. 31) ... Totaled nine points
and eight assists against Penn (Feb. 1) ... Chipped in six points
and three rebounds versus Brown (Feb. 7) ... Scored 16 points and
dished out four assists against Yale (Feb. 8) ... Registered 19
points on 5-of-8 shooting, 8-of-12 at the line, and added seven
assists, three blocks and two steals at Columbia (Feb. 14) ...
Contributed 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and three assists at
Cornell (Feb. 15) ... Notched 12 points, three rebounds, two
assists and two steals at Penn (Feb. 21) ... Recorded seven points,
five rebounds and two assists at Princeton (Feb. 22) ... Scored
nine points and dished out four assists against Cornell (Feb. 28)
... Totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against
Columbia (March 1) ... Notched nine points, five boards and four
assists at Yale (March 7) ... Turned in 19 points, six rebounds and
three assists while shooting 11-of-12 at the line at Brown (March
8) ... Registered 12 points and four assists vs. Cincinnati (March
20) ... Went for 22 points against Michigan State (March 22) while
shooting 10-of-10 at the line and adding two assists and three
Named to USBWA All-District I Team ... Tabbed to All-Ivy League
First Team ... NBC Sports All-Ivy League Team ... Named
to NABC All-District First Team ... Honored as Raymond P.
Lavietes '36 Co-Most Valuable Player ... Led Harvard and the
Ivy League with 16.2 points per game and was third with 1.8 steals
per contest ... Had 55 steals on the season, the seventh most in
team history ... Reached double figures in scoring in the first 29
contests ... Ranked second in the Ancient Eight in field-goal
shooting (.524) ... Averaged 37.3 minutes per game, which ranked
third in the conference and 11th in the nation ... Started all 30
games ... Had one double-double ... Scored 17.1 points per contest
in Ivy League games to lead the conference ... Shot 55.9 percent
from the field in Ivy play ... Averaged 39.1 minutes per game in
conference action ... Was named Ivy League Player of the Week five
times ... Tallied 11 points and handed out four assists against MIT
(Nov. 9) ... Scored a career-best 18 points, hitting 10 free
throws, at Massachusetts (Nov. 13) ... Netted 10 points and grabbed
nine rebounds against Manhattan (Nov. 16) ... Netted 18 points and
collected nine boards for second straight game at Saint Joseph's
(Nov. 20) ... Shot 7-of-12 from the field and finished with a
career-high 21 points, while making four steals and handing out
four assists against Vermont (Nov. 27) ... Went 13-of-18 from the
foul line and finished with 17 points against Fordham (Dec. 1) ...
Tabbed Ivy League Player of the Week Dec. 3 ... Sank eight buckets
and had 18 points and five assists at Boston College (Dec. 4) ...
Led Harvard with 14 points at Connecticut (Dec. 7) ... Named Ivy
Co-Player of the Week Dec. 10 ... Scored 16 points, shooting
6-of-11 from the field, in win over Boston University (Dec. 11) ...
Led the Crimson with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting and had three
steals vs. Holy Cross (Dec. 22) ... Netted 18 points and sank all
four free throws in victory at California (Dec. 29) ... Added a
14-point effort at St. Mary's (Dec. 31) ... Shot 8-of-9 from the
field and tied his career-high with 21 points vs. Rice (Jan. 5) ...
Went 8-of-9 from the floor for the second straight game, tallying
19 points and dishing out a career-high six assists at Dartmouth
(Jan. 12) ... Earned third Ivy Player of the Week honor Jan. 14 ...
Had 11 points, five rebounds and three steals at Memphis (Jan. 19)
... Shot 10-of-14 from the foul line and was 5-of-8 from teh field,
finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists against
Dartmouth (Jan. 26) ... Recorded first-career double-double with 15
points and a career-best 11 assists vs. Yale (Feb. 1) ... Poured in
18 points on 8-of-13 shooting in a career-high 49 minutes in
double-overtime win over Brown (Feb. 2) ... Received fourth Ivy
Player of the Week honor Feb. 4 ... Made six buckets and tallied 14
points at Cornell (Feb. 8) ... Scored a Harvard season-high and a
personal career-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field
and 10-of-10 shooting from the foul line at Columbia (Feb. 10) ...
Led Harvard with 23 points and five assists in win over Penn (Feb.
15) ... Tallied 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Brown (Feb.
22) ... Sank six buckets and finished with 14 points and four
assists at Yale (Feb. 23) ... Honored as Ivy League Player of the
Week Feb. 25 ... Led Harvard with 20 points, while adding six
rebounds and five helpers, at Penn (March 2) ... Scored 15 points
in win over Columbia (March 8) ... Made 8-of-12 foul shots,
finishing with 14 points against Cornell (March 9) ... Netted a
team-high 18 points and dished out three assists in a 68-62 win
over No. 3 New Mexico in the second round of the NCAA tournament
Recipient of Hamilton Fish Most Improved Player Award
... Played in 30 games ... Averaged 3.3 points per game ...
Dished out three assists and collected three boards in career debut
against MIT (Nov. 11) ... Scored 10 points in only 17 minutes,
shooting 4-of-4 from the field at Holy Cross (Nov. 15) ... Came
down with four rebounds and blocked a shot at Loyola Marymount
(Nov. 19) ... Made two baskets and three free throws for seven
points in win over No. 20 Florida State at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nov.
25) ... Blocked two shots, made two steals and pulled down four
rebounds at No. 9 Connecticut (Dec. 8) ... Went 4-of-4 from the
line and had two rebounds against Dartmouth (Jan. 7) ... Netted
seven points, hitting three baskets, and dished out two assists at
Monmouth (Jan. 10) ... Sank two buckets for four points at Yale
(Jan. 27) ... Sank two baskets and went 4-of-4 from the line for
eight points, while grabbing four rebounds against Cornell (Feb. 3)
... Hit three baskets and finished with nine points against Brown
(Feb. 17) ... Went 5-of-6 from the floor, scoring 10 points against
Penn (Feb. 25) ... Handed out a career-high five assists in
regular-season finale at Cornell (March 3).
Lettered in basketball and volleyball at Windward High
… Served as basketball captain during senior year …
Averaged 20.2 points and 10 rebounds per game during senior season
… Helped team win Division IV state basketball title
… Named All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Southern Section Division IV-AA Co-Player of the Year …
Tabbed to 2011 Parade Magazine All-American third team
… Nominated to 2011 McDonald’s All-America team
… Honored as Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year (CIF
Division IV) … Selected to Los Angeles Times 2011
All-Star team … As a junior, was the recipient of the John
R. Wooden High School player of the Year Award (CIF Division V)
… Named to all-state first team … Honored as Olympic
League MVP … As a sophomore, helped Windward win state
championship for Division V, scoring 21 points in the final
… Has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity … Father,
Ed Saunders, played defensive back at Iowa and graduated in 1977
… Uncle, John Saunders, played professional football with
the Los Angeles Rams and was drafted in the fourth round in 1972
… Other interests include reading, chess, board games,
collecting shoes and music.
Wesley Saunders with William "Mo" Cowan, Resident Fellow in
the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, inside of
the Institute of Politics in the Littauer Building. Mo is also a
former United States Senator representing the state of