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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Saunders, ROY Chambers named All-Ivy

By Jack McCluskey

A day after the Ancient Eight season ended officially, Siyani Chambers was unanimously voted the 2012-13 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

But that's not all.

Chambers also found his name on the list for All-Ivy League first team, along with teammate Wesley Saunders (a unanimous selection). Junior co-captain Laurent Rivard and sophomore Steve Moundou-Missi were honorable mentions.

A 6-foot, 170-pound point guard from Golden Valley, Minn., Chambers finished first in the Ivy League in assists per game (5.7, 1.6 more than Princeton's Ian Hummer in second) and in minutes played (37.8 per game), fourth in free throw percentage (81.9), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (44.0) and sixth in scoring (12.9 points per game).

Chambers is the seventh Crimson player to be named Ivy Rookie of the Year, and the first since Kyle Casey won the award in 2009-10.

He was second on the Harvard roster in scoring, behind only Saunders. The sophomore from Los Angeles led the Ivy League in scoring with 16.5 points per game, ranked seventh in assists per game (1.9) and third in minutes played per game (37.3).

Saunders scored in double digits in all 28 of Harvard's games, helping the Crimson to a 19-9 overall record, including an 11-3 Ivy record, the team's second straight outright Ivy title and NCAA berth.

Rivard, a sharpshooter from Saint-Bruno, Quebec, tied a single-season team record with 74 3-pointers in 2012-13. The junior averaged 10.4 points this season, and has made the second-most 3s in Harvard history through three seasons in Cambridge.

Moundou-Missi, a sophomore from Yaounde, Cameroon, led the Crimson in rebounding, with 5.1 boards a game (10th in the Ivy League).

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.