Yale forward Miye Oni is balling, named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for third straight week

Yale guard Miye Oni (24) drives around Pittsburgh forward Sheldon Jeter (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
Yale guard Miye Oni (24) drives around Pittsburgh forward Sheldon Jeter (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman Miye Oni, who had another big week for the Bulldogs against challenging competition, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third straight week. Oni scored 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in a pair of games.

At Pittsburgh, Oni posted his second career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes as the Bulldogs went toe-to-toe with the ACC Panthers before dropping a 75-70 decision. Against Vermont, he scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Yale suffered a heartbreaking, last-second loss to the America East favorite Catamounts.

Oni has started all five games this season and leads the team in rebounding (8.4 rpg.) and is second in scoring (14.4 ppg.).

The last Ivy player to start his career with three straight rookie of the week selections was Cornell’s Shonn Miller in 2011-12.

In addition, Sam Downey, who scored 17 points against Pitt and 13 at Vermont, was named to the honor roll.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they play at Bryant.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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