PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly award winners in men's basketball, and for the fourth time in a five-week span the Ivy League Rookie of the Week comes from the University of Pennsylvania program.
Amazingly, it has been a different player each time.
This week the honor falls to Sam Jones, the freshman guard who scored 19 points in Penn's 59-42 win over Marist last Tuesday. Jones went 7-of-10 from the field in the game including 5-of-6 on three-point shots, tying a Penn player high in the Jerome Allen coaching era for three-point field goal percentage in a game (.833). Ten of Jones' points came early in the first half, as the Quakers turned a 10-4 lead into a 24-4 advantage and were never threatened after that. Jones also had four rebounds and two steals in his 21 minutes of action.
The other Pennfreshmen who have received weekly Ivy honors this season are Antonio Woods, Mike Auger and Darnell Foreman. According to the Ivy League's Basketball Media Guide, dating back to 1984-85 no team has had four different players named Ivy League Rookie of the Week in the same season.
On Tuesday, Jones added to his honors be receiving the ECAC Division I South Rookie of the Week award, as well.
Penn -- which has won three games in a row -- is off this entire week, and will travel to Vanderbilt next Monday to face off with the Commodores at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Nashville).