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Duren Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Javier Duren (
Javier Duren (

Helped Bulldogs To Sweep Of Penn And Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore Javier Duren, who played a key role in Yale's first road sweep of the Penn-Princeton weekend since 1986-87, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

With back-up point guard Michael Grace limited by an injury, Duren led the team with 13 points in the victory over Princeton. After the Tigers had rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to tie the score, Duren scored six of his points over a four-minute stretch. He also had a solid all-around game in the win at Penn, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.

Duren, a St. Louis, Mo., native has started 13 games for the Bulldogs on the season. He is third on the team in scoring (7.2 ppg.), tied for second in assists (50) and fourth in rebounding (3.8 rpg.)

Duren is the third Bulldog to earn Ivy recognition this year. Yale swept the weekly awards on Jan. 28 when Austin Morgan was named Ivy Player of the Week and Justin Sears was the Rookie of the Week.

The Bulldogs, who have played their last four games on the road, are back in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday when they host Cornell at 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity