Three from Mass. earn weekly honors

December, 30, 2013
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Siyani Chambers, Maurice Watson Jr. and Malachi Alexander all earned weekly honors on Monday, their respective conferences announced.

Chambers was named Ivy League player of the week for the second week in a row after leading Harvard to its seventh straight win with 19 points and nine assists in a 94-86 victory over Fordham on Saturday. The 6-foot, 170-pounder is leading the Ivy League in assists (5.1) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8).

Harvard has had four of the last five honorees as Wesley Saunders picked up the plaudits on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

Watson Jr. made it two BU Terriers in a row to be named Patriot League player of the week, after D.J. Irving earned the honor the previous week, by scoring 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting and doling out seven assists in a 73-67 loss at Saint Joseph’s on Sunday. The 5-10, 165-pound Philadelphia product tied his career high in points and is averaging 6.5 assists per game, best in the Patriot and 11th in the country.

Alexander was named Patriot League rookie of the week for the third time after the 6-foot-7, 217-pound freshman finished with eight points and seven rebounds in Holy Cross’ 88-66 loss at Michigan. Alexander, from Bowie, Md., is averaging 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Crusaders.

Chambers’ next action will come on New Year’s Day against Boston College (4 p.m. ET), which is coming off a loss to VCU at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Alexander and Watson Jr. will get back in action against each other, as BU and Holy Cross kick off Patriot play with a matchup at Agganis Arena on Jan. 2 (7 p.m. ET).

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