Lin & Housman Named All-Ivy League

Lin & Housman Named All-Ivy League

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard guards Jeremy Lin and Drew Housman have been named to the All-Ivy League teams in an announcement by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

Lin, a junior guard, was named to the first team while Housman, a senior, was named to the second team. Lin has been named all-league in each of the past two seasons in which he has led the league in steals by a wide margin.

The first Harvard player named to the NABC All-District first team since 1997, Lin grabbed national attention by leading Harvard to a victory at then-17th-ranked Boston College in January with 27 points, eight assists and six steals.

Lin finished the season as the only player in the country to rank among the top 10 in his conference in every statistical category. He ranked third in scoring (17.8 ppg), second in assists (4.3 pg), first in steals (68 - 2.4 pg), sixth in field goal percentage (.502), seventh in 3-point percentage (.400), eighth in free throw percentage (.744), first in free throw attempts (168) and made FT’s (125), ninth in rebounding (5.5) and 10th in blocked shots (18).

In February, the USA Today ran a piece on Lin in its “Who’s in Your Five?” section. Lin was mentioned as one of the top five players or teams that we wished had more television exposure.

In the final game of the regular season, Lin became the first Harvard player to reach the 1,000-point plateau in his junior season since 1996 when Kyle Snowden ’97 accomplished the feat. One of seven players to accomplish the feat, Lin has 1,007 points. His 497 points scored is the seventh-most in a single season.

Housman – also a two-time all-league selection – saved his best play for Ivy League games, where he averaged 11.6 points while shooting 53 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free throw line. In league games, Housman recorded 19 steals and handed out a league-best 52 assists against 21 turnovers.

Overall, Housman averaged 9.6 points and had 77 assists to 40 turnovers. He shot 47 percent overall and a team-leading 42 percent from 3-point range.

Housman finished the regular season with 1,228 career points – good enough for 14th place on the Crimson’s all-time list. He stands fourth all-time with 157 steals and sixth with 339 assists. Housman is the team’s all-time career leader in games played (113) and started (102)

2008-09 All-Ivy League

First Team
Matt Mullery, Brown (Jr., F, Millstone, N.J.)
Louis Dale, Cornell (Jr., G, Birmingham, Ala.)
Ryan Wittman, Cornell (So., F, Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Alex Barnett, Dartmouth (Sr., G/F, St. Louis, Mo.)
Jeremy Lin, Harvard (Jr., G, Palo Alto, Calif.)

Second Team
Jason Miller, Columbia (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ohio)
Jeff Foote, Cornell (Sr., C, Lockwood, N.Y.)
Drew Housman, Harvard (Sr., G, Calabasas, Calif.)
Ross Morin, Yale (Sr., F, Cincinnati, Ohio)
Travis Pinick, Yale (Sr., G/F, Orange, Calif.)

Honorable Mention
Peter Sullivan, Brown (So., F, Willmette, Ill.)
Tyler Bernardini, Penn (So., G/F, Carlsbad, Calif.)
Pawel Buczak, Princeton(Jr., C, Moorestown, N.J.)
Douglas Davis, Princeton (Fr., G, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Alex Zampier, Yale (Jr., G, East Greenbush, N.Y.)

Player of the Year
Alex Barnett, Dartmouth

Rookie of the Year
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (Fr., G, Highland Park, Ill.)

Defensive Player of the Year
Jeff Foote, Cornell