PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly award winners in men's basketball, and University of Pennsylvania freshman AJ Brodeur was honored as co-Ivy League Rookie of the Week along with Yale's Miye Oni.
Brodeur earned his honor with a standout performance in his collegiate debut Friday at Robert Morris. He led all players in points (23) and rebounds (11) and added two blocked shots and a steal in the Quakers' 67-50 win. Brodeur was 11 of 14 from the field on Friday night, a staggering .786 percentage.
Brodeur is the first freshman in program history to collect a double-double in his collegiate debut. In fact, the last time a Penn player had a double-double in his varsity debut was way back on December 1, 1976 -- prior to freshman eligibility -- when sophomore Tony Price went for 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 108-69 win over The Citadel at The Palestra.
Yale's Sam Downey was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Penn senior Matt Howard (15 points, 10 rebounds at RMU) was named to the Ivy League's weekly honor roll.
Penn returns to action Saturday at the University of Miami, tipping off with the Hurricanes at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on ACC Network Extra.