Ivy Awards: Week of Nov. 30
After another week of basketball action, the Ivy League released its weekly hoops awards on Monday.
On the men’s side, Player of the Week honors were shared by two players for the second consecutive week. The league honored Columbia sophomore guard Noruwa Agho (New City, N.Y.), who posted back-to-back 20-plus point games this week. Agho, who is shooting 61.5 percent from the field and 73.3 percent from three-point range, currently leads the nation in three-point field goal percentage.
Agho shared this week’s honor with Cornell senior Ryan Wittman (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Wittman averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals as the Big Red went 3-1 over the weekend at the Legends Classic tournament – good enough to gain him tournament most valuable player. Wittman’s weekend efforts also helped him grab a new Ivy League record for career three-pointers, at 288.
Rookie of the Week went to Brown freshman guard Matt Sullivan (Wilmette, Ill.), who is averaging 10.3 points per game for the Bears. This week, he scored 12 points against Bryant University, and then followed that effort by contributing 11 points and dishing out a career-best seven assists against University of the Sciences.
In women’s basketball, Player of the Week honors went to Harvard junior forward Emma Markley (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.). Markley averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game last week at the Omni Hotel Classic, and was named to the all-tournament team. In the title game against the University of Colorado, she contributed 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field with seven rebounds, four blocks and a steal.
For the third straight week, Rookie of the Week went to Princeton freshman guard Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.). Rasheed recorded her first career double-double in the Tigers’ 28-point win over University of California-Irvine, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Against UCLA, she led the team with eight rebounds and also scored 14 points for the Tigers.