Chambers Earns Third Ivy League Player of the Week Honor
Chambers earned his third weekly award of the year after nearly averaging a double-double (Marlo Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Siyani Chambers has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after propelling the Crimson to a 2-0 weekend and a one-game lead in the Ancient Eight standings.
Harvard improved to 22-4 overall and 9-1 in the Ivy League with wins at Penn and Princeton, and coupled with Yale's loss on Sunday at Columbia has moved one game ahead of the Eli for first place in the conference. With four games remaining, including a rematch with Yale next weekend in New Haven, Harvard now controls its own destiny as it goes for a fourth straight Ivy League title.
Chambers, a watch list finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, nearly averaged a double-double for the weekend with 11.0 ppg and 9.0 apg. He shares the honor with Columbia's Alex Rosenberg who turned in 20.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg in triumphs over Brown and Yale.
The Golden Valley, Minn., native opened the weekend with a nine-point, 10-assist effort at Penn. He was a perfect 6-of-6 at the line against the Quakers and also came away with two steals. On Saturday at Princeton, Chambers went for 13 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals.
Chambers currently ranks second in the Ivy League with 4.7 apg and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.9. The sophomore has also averaged 11.0 ppg, 15th best in the league, and is sixth with 1.3 spg. This marks the third time he has been named player of the week this season, and is the sixth honor of the year for the Crimson.
Harvard returns to the court this weekend as it hosts Cornell and Columbia at Lavietes Pavilion. A limited number of tickets to the games are still available and can be purchased online by clicking here.