Harvard’s Wright Earns Second Ivy League Player of the Week Award
BOSTON (CBS) – Harvard senior forward Keith Wright has been named the Ivy League player of the Week for the second time this season.
Wright averaged 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the Crimson’s two victories last week.
A co-captain established a season-high in points (18), rebounds (15) and blocked shots (six) in the Harvard’s 70-61 win at Monmouth January 10. Wright followed that performance by going 4-of-4 from the field and finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds in a 69-48 win at home over George Washington four days later.
Wright was also tabbed Ivy Player of the Week earlier this season November 28.
Wright paces the Crimson in scoring (11.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg) this season. He ranks second in the Ivy League in rebounding, shooting percentage at.604, and blocked shots with 30.
His 136 career blocks is good for second in school history.
At 15-2, Harvard is off to their best start since the 1940′s. They are the first Ivy League school to win at least 15 of its first 17 games since Princeton in 1997-98. The Crimson are 1-0 this season in Ivy League play, and will visit Dartmouth on Saturday.
Harvard came in at 24th in Monday’s Coaches Poll, but remained out of the AP’s Top 25.