January 25, 2010

Zampier Named Ivy League Player Of The Week

Scored 22 Points In Win Over Brown; Leads League In Scoring

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Alex Zampier has had a number of big games for the Yale men's basketball team this season. None was more important than his performance in Friday's 71-63 victory over Brown. Zampier scored a game-high 22 points as the Bulldogs knocked off the Bears to even their record at 1-1 in Ivy play. Monday he was rewarded for the effort by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week. It is the second time Zampier has been honored this year.

Nine of Zampier's points came in the final 10 minutes of the game as Yale held off a Brown comeback. He was 7-of-15 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. In addition, he had three assists and four steals in 32 minutes. Zampier currently leads the Ivies in scoring at 18.6 points per game.

The four steals give him 153 for his career, which is four behind Daniel Okonkwo's school record.

Zampier will have a chance to catch Okonkwo when the Bulldogs host Penn (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Princeton (Saturday, 6 p.m.) this weekend.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity