The sophomore posted a career-best 30 points against UMass (Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – Opening the season with a career-best performance, Harvard men's basketball sophomore Bryce Aiken has been selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
Aiken became Harvard's first player to net 30 in a game since Wesley Saunders '15, guiding the Crimson to a 70-67 (OT) victory over Massachusetts. The Randolph, New Jersey native poured in 12 of Harvard's final 16 points, including a game-winning stop-and-pop 3-pointer from 26 feet with just 1.9 seconds to go in the extra frame. Aiken also scored 12 points in the opener against MIT, and shot a dazzling 58 percent from 3-point range over the weekend.
The weekly honor is the third in Aiken's career, and the first Player of the Week award. Harvard men's basketball is off to a 2-0 start, and travels to Holy Cross and Manhattan this week.