23 Wesley Saunders
23 Wesley Saunders
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Windward
Position: Guard/Forward
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Sophomore (2012-13):
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 ... Ranks 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 (March 21).

Freshman (2011-12):
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 Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the HipHop Archive, inside of the HipHop Archive. The HipHop Archive is located in the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, on Mount Auburn Street.