PHILADELPHIA - Penn junior guard Ibrahim Jaaber was named the Ivy League Player of the Week in men's basketball Monday by the conference office.
Jaaber averaged 21.3 points in three games last week, including a career-best 31 points in a victory over Navy on Friday. For the week, Jaaber shot 60 percent from the field (21-for-35) and averaged 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.3 assists per game. He also sank 15 of 18 free throws in the win over Navy, and had a team-high 16 points against Colorado and 17 against Temple.
Jaaber currently leads the League with 20.4 points per game and 3.20 steals per game. Though only a junior, he is just 34 steals shy of becoming Penn's all-time leader in that category.
It is the third such honor for Jaaber; he was Player of the Week on January 24 of last season, and shared the honor on February 28 of last season.
Penn hits the road for the first time this season Wednesday, taking on No. 1 Duke in Durham, N.C. That game will be televised live on ESPN2 and will tip off at 7 p.m.