Former Men's Hoops Standout Wesley Saunders Named to Lou Henson All-Decade Team

Action photo of Wesley Saunders
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot.

BOSTON – Former Harvard men's basketball standout Wesley Saunders has been named to the Lou Henson Award All-Decade Team, announced recently. The team consists of 40 outstanding players who competed for mid-major programs between 2010 and 2019.

Saunders was voted to the squad by a voting panel that consisted for 21 Division I head coaches, four athletic directors and six senior members of the staff.

The Lou Henson Award, named for the legendary coach who led New Mexico State and Illinois to tremendous success, is given annually to the nation's best player from a mid-major program.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Saunders finished with 1,511 points and 175 steals, both of which rank fourth in school history, and 491 rebounds from 2011-15. The 6-5 guard/forward also helped the Crimson win four consecutive Ivy League titles and reach the NCAA tournament in each of those seasons (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

At the end of his storied career, Saunders had collected 2014 AP All-America and Ivy League Player-of-the-Year honors, three all-Ivy League first-team awards (2013, 2014, 2015), two Lou Henson All-America accolades (2014, 2015) and three Raymond P. Lavietes '36 Most-Valuable-Player honors.