Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania sophomore Steve Danley was named Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance in last week’s three wins for the Red and Blue. Danley scored in double figures in all three games to help the Quakers extend their win streak to five games and improve to 9-7 overall and 2-0 in the Ancient Eight.
The Germantown, Md. native started the week off with a 10-point, six-rebound, six-assist effort in Penn’s 67-59 win over Big 5 foe Saint Joseph’s. His six helpers were a career best. In Penn’s 65-41 win over Yale, the starting forward scored a then-career-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and three blocks. Danley finished the week off with a new career-best 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field. He was a perfect 7-for-7 in the first 20 minute and added five rebounds and five assists for the game.
This is the second-consecutive week a Penn player was named Ivy League Player of the Week. Sophomore Ibrahim Jaaber earned the distinction last week, while sophomore Mark Zoller and senior Tim Begley were honored earlier in the season.
The University of Pennsylvania (9-7, 2-0 Ivy League) travels to Cambridge, Mass. and Hanover, N.H. this weekend to take on Harvard on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Dartmouth on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.