March 10, 2010

Zampier, Sands Earn All-Ivy Recognition

Zampier Named To Second Team; Sands An Honorable Mention Selection

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Alex Zampier, who led the Yale men’s basketball team in scoring (17.4 ppg.), three-pointers (55), steals (59) and free throw percentage (.858), has been named second team All-Ivy. Michael Sands, one of only two players to start all 31 games, earned honorable mention recognition.

Zampier enjoyed an outstanding senior season for the Bulldogs. He finished third in the Ivy League in scoring and second in free throw percentage and steals. His 59 steals established a Yale single-season record, and his 17.4 scoring average was the highest at Yale since Paul Maley averaged 20.2 points in 1987-88.

Zampier, a two-time Ivy League Player of the Week selection, scored 30 points or more in three games, including a 35-point performance against Sacred Heart in the season opener. It was the most points in a game by a Yale player since Butch Graves had 39 against Harvard in 1983. Zampier finished his career with 1,144 points and 135 three-pointers. In addition, he is Yale’s all-time leader with 167 steals. Zampier was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection last year.

Sands, a junior, finished fourth in the Ivy League in rebounding (6.1 rpg.) and sixth in field goal percentage (.493). In a home victory over Dartmouth he scored 20 points, and he posted back-to-back double-doubles at Dartmouth and Harvard.

The Bulldogs (12-19, 6-8 Ivy) finished fourth in the Ivy League. Yale has finished fourth or better in each of the last 10 years.

All-Ivy Men's Basketball 2009-10

First Team
Louis Dale, Cornell (Sr., G, Birmingham, Ala.)
*Jeff Foote, Cornell (Sr., C, Lockwood, N.Y.)
*Ryan Wittman, Cornell (Sr., G/F, Eden Prairie, Minn.)
*Jeremy Lin, Harvard (Sr., G, Palo Alto, Calif.)
*Zack Rosen, Penn (So., G, Colonia, N.J.)

Second Team
Matt Mullery, Brown (Sr., F, Millstone, N.J.)
Noruwa Agho, Columbia (So., G, New City, N.Y.)
Jack Eggleston, Penn (Jr., F, Noblesville, Ind.)
Douglas Davis, Princeton (So., G, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Dan Mavraides, Princeton (Jr., G, San Mateo, Calif.)
Alex Zampier, Yale (Sr., G, East Greenbush, N.Y.)

Honorable Mention
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (So., G, Highland Park, Ill.)
Kyle Casey, Harvard (Fr., F, Medway, Mass.)
Michael Sands, Yale (Jr., F, Franklin Square, N.Y.)

Player of the Year
*Ryan Wittman, Cornell

Rookie of the Year
Kyle Casey, Harvard

Defensive Player of the Year
Jeff Foote, Cornell

* unanimous selection

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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