PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania junior guard Ibrahim Jaaber has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week in men's basketball. It is the fourth time he has received the honor this season.
Jaaber was given the award after a pair of stellar performances during the weekend at both ends of the floor. Defensively, he came up with five steals Friday night at Dartmouth and six more Saturday at Harvard. Offensively, Jaaber scored 21 points and had four assists against the Big Green, and followed that up with 23 points and three assists against the Crimson. Perhaps most impressively, Jaaber was 18-of-23 from the field for the weekend (9-11 at Dartmouth, 9-12 at Harvard), a 78.3 percentage. That included three three-point shots on four attempts.
Led by Jaaber's performance, Penn swept Dartmouth (70-51) and Harvard (81-68) to remain the only undefeated team in the Ivy League at 6-0.
Jaaber currently leads the Ivy League in scoring (17.9 ppg) and steals per game (3.45); in Ivy League play, he is the conference leader in scoring (18.5 ppg), field-goal percentage (.672), steals per game (4.00) and assist/turnover ratio (3.50).
Jaaber and his Penn teammates are back in action Tuesday night, hosting Princeton at The Palestra. Game time is set for 8 p.m., and the game will be televised live on CN8.