Saunders Tabbed to ECAC All-Star Second Team
Saunders averaged 14.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 3.9 apg in 2013-14 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Wesley Saunders has been named to the ECAC Div. I All-Star second team, adding to the growing list of awards he has won for his performance this past season.
Saunders was tabbed to the second team along with Billy Baron (Canisius), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Bryce Cotton (Providence) and Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia). The first team was comprised of Shabazz Napier (UConn), Jabari Parker (Duke), Nick Stauskas (Michigan), C.J. Fair (Syracuse) and Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin).
The Los Angeles, Calif., native had previously been honored as the Ivy League Player of the Year, and was also named to the Lou Henson All-America team, USBWA All-District I Team and NABC All-District 13 first team. This past week at the team's annual banquet, he was recognized along with Siyani Chambers as the co-recipient of the Raymond P. Lavietes '36 Most Valuable Player Award.
Saunders filled the stat sheet at both ends of the court, ranking in the Ivy League's top 10 in seven statistical categories including scoring (8th, 14.0 ppg), assists (3rd, 3.9 apg), steals (1st, 1.7 spg), blocks (8th, 0.8 bpg), field goal percentage (10th, 46.6 pct.), assist-to-turnover ratio (5th, 1.7) and minutes (4th, 33.7 min.). The junior scored in double-figures 21 times with six 20-point performances, while leading the team in points 12 times, in rebounding six times and in assists 10 times. Saunders was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on three occasions and was recognized as the Most Outstanding Player at the Great Alaska Shootout.