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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Penn's Zach Rosen named Ivy League Player of the Year; Harvard's Casey 1st Team All Ivy

CAMBRIDGE, MA--University of Pennsylvania senior guard Zach Rosen has been unanimously selected as the Ivy League Player of the Year, the Ivy League announced Wednesday. A three-time First Team All-Ivy selection, Rosen led the Ivy League in points per game (18.5), 3 point FG % (.407), and minutes per game (38.1). Rosen, who was a driving force behind Penn's 9-1 finish to the Ivy League season, was 6-14 for 20 points against the Crimson in Penn's 55-54 victory on February 25th. Rosen was less successful in the Ivy League finale against Princeton Tuesday night, making only 8 buckets on 24 attempts.

Kyle Casey, who was the 2009-2010 Rookie of the Year, was the only Crimson player named to the Ivy League First Team roster. Casey led the Crimson on the scoreboard this season, averaging 11.3 points per game. Senior Co-Captain Keith Wright, who was selected as the 2010-2011 Ivy League Player of the Year, was tabbed Second Team All-Ivy, along with Crimson junior guard Brandyn Curry. Wright was second in points per game on the Crimson in 2011-2012, averaging 10.7, while Curry led the Ivy League in assist/turnover ratio (2.7).

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