Ivy League: First Month Awards

December 7th, 2006
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Ivy League awards after the first month are dominated by Penn and Harvard..


SR PG Ibby Jaaber (Penn): 13.7 PPG, 5.9 APG, 2.7 SPG, 58.2 FG%
The improved play of Zoller and Grandieri has allowed Jaaber, the defending Ivy Player of the Year, to focus on his distribution skills from the point.

SR SG Jim Goffredo (Harvard): 15.6 PPG, 88.9 FT%, 3 3-PT/GAME
The senior leadership of Goffredo, plus his skill from behind the arc, and Cusworth should allow the Crimson to remain competitive throughout the rest of December.

JR SF Brian Grandieri (Penn): 14 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.1 APG, 2.4 SPG, 53.6 FG%
Expected to play 3rd-fiddle to Zoller and Jaaber this year, Grandieri is already putting up Jaaber-like numbers, and should explode next year when he is the focus of the offense.

SR PF Mark Zoller (Penn): 22.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2 SPG, 62.5 FG%, 82.2 FT%
The early favorite for Ivy Player of the Year, Zoller led the conference in scoring in November, and is picking up where he left off in December after netting a career-high 33 against Villanova.

SR C Brian Cusworth (Harvard): 18 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.7 BPG, 61.2 FG%
Despite the fact that his eligibility will expire at the end of the semester, Cusworth is going out with a bang, as well with the conference lead in rebounding.


FR G Louis Dale (Cornell): 13.1 PPG, 50.8 FG%, 1.4 3-PT/GAME
With the season-ending injury to teammate Adam Gore, Dale and Wittman will be a lethal 1-2 scoring punch for Cornell through the end of the decade.

FR G Nico Scott (Columbia): 8.9 PPG, 52.4 FG%, 1.9 3-PT/GAME
The Lions have plenty of scoring and rebounding up front with John Baumann and Ben Nwachukwu, and now they have some three-point shooting from Scott to balance it out.

FR G Patrick Foley (Columbia): 8.4 PPG, 50 FG%, 83.3 FT%
With his fellow backcourt mate Scott, the future backcourt of Columbia is now.

FR G Lincoln Gunn (Princeton): 6.1 PPG, 1 SPG, 1.1 3-PT/GAME
The early favorite for Ivy Name of the Year, Gunn’s all-around skills will give him more minutes as the year progresses.

FR F Ryan Wittman (Cornell): 16.8 PPG, 1.4 SPG, 94.7 FT%, 3.8 3-PT/GAME
The early favorite for Ivy Freshman of the Year, Wittman leads all Ivy freshmen in scoring and is virtually automatic from the free-throw line.


SO SG Adam Gore (Cornell): 20 PPG, 4 APG, 100 FT%, 5 3-PT/GAME
After being named Ivy Freshman of the Year last year, Gore tore his right ACL in the final minute of an outstanding performance in the Big Red’s season-opener last month. As a result, Gore will have to sit out the rest of this year.