Jaaber Named Ivy League Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Ibrahim Jaaber was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 27. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the League office.

This marks the seventh time Jaaber has been so honored by the Ivy League. He won the weekly award four times last season, and twice as a sophomore in 2004-05.

Jaaber -- a senior guard who was the Ivy League Player of the Year last season -- scored 16 of Penn’s first 22 points as the Quakers established an early lead on one of the Colonial Athletic Association favorites, Drexel, and never looked back in grabbing a 68-49 win last Tuesday at The Palestra. Jaaber hit his first six shots and ended with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field (2-3 three-pointers). He also had three rebounds and three steals.

Since Penn’s opening game, when he scored just five points before fouling out in 23 minutes, Jaaber has averaged 16.8 ppg (shooting .644 from the field) and come up with 21 assists -- tying his career high of eight dishes on two occasions -- and 10 steals.