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Saunders Earns Fourth Ivy Player of the Week Honor

Wesley Saunders and the Crimson are tied for first in the Ivy League at 4-0 (Greg Carroccio).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Wesley Saunders, who leads the Ivy League with 16.3 points per game, has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced.

Saunders, who shared the award with Princeton’s Ian Hummer, was also named the conference’s top player Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14.
 
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Saunders has reached double figures in scoring in all 18 contests this year and paces the Ancient Eight with 2.1 steals per game. He ranks third in the Ivy in field-goal percentage (.554) and is fourth with 37.1 minutes per game.
 
In Harvard’s 67-64 victory against Yale Feb. 1, Saunders recorded his first-career double-double with 15 points and a career-best 11 assists. He then scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting in a career-high 49 minutes in a double-overtime win over Brown Feb. 2.
 
The Crimson stands 12-6 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League entering this weekend’s games at Cornell and Columbia Feb. 8-9.