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Oni, Downey Earn All-Ivy Recognition

Miye Oni and Sam Downey (Steve Musco photos)
Miye Oni and Sam Downey (Steve Musco photos)

Oni Selected To Second Team; Downey Earns Honorable Mention Recognition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman Miye Oni, who leads Yale in scoring, and Sam Downey, the team's top rebounder, both have earned All-Ivy recognition. Oni was named to the second team, while Downey earned honorable mention recognition.

Oni, a five-time Ivy Rookie of the Week selection, has enjoyed an outstanding first season for the Bulldogs. He is 10th in the league in scoring (13.0 ppg.), fifth in rebounding (6.4 rpg.), sixth in three-point field goals made (2.1 per game) and ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.406).

Oni made his impact felt immediately. In his first career game, he scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Yale knocked off Washington 98-90 in Seattle.

Downey was at his best in Ivy games, when he shot 61.8 percent from the field and averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Overall, he is second in the league in field goal percentage (.560) and tied for second in rebounding (6.8 rpg.). He has posted four double-doubles, including in both games against Harvard, and is a two-time Ivy League Player of the Week selection.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 17-10 overall record and a 9-5 Ivy mark. They are the third seed in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament and play second-seeded Harvard on Saturday at 4 p.m.

2016-17 All-Ivy League Men's Basketball Team

Player of the Year
Spencer Weisz, Princeton (Sr., F – Florham Park, N.J.)

Rookie of the Year
Bryce Aiken, Harvard (Fr., G – Randolph, N.J.)

Defensive Player of the Year
*Myles Stephens, Princeton (So., G – Lawrenceville, N.J.)

Coach of the Year
*Mitch Henderson, Princeton

First Team
Bryce Aiken, Harvard (Fr., G – Randolph, N.J.)
Siyani Chambers, Harvard (Sr., G – Golden Valley, Minn.)
*Steven Cook, Princeton (Sr., F – Winnetka, Ill.)
Steven Spieth, Brown (Sr., F – Dallas, Texas)
Myles Stephens, Princeton (So., G – Lawrenceville, N.J.)
*Spencer Weisz, Princeton (Sr., F – Florham Park, N.J.)

Second Team
Evan Boudreaux, Dartmouth (So., F – Lake Forest, Ill.)
AJ Brodeur, Penn (Fr., F – Northborough, Mass.)
Matt Morgan, Cornell (So., G – Concord, N.C.)
Miye Oni, Yale (Fr., G – Porter Ranch, Calif.)
Luke Petrasek, Columbia (Sr., F – East Northport, N.Y.)

Honorable Mention
Devin Cannady, Princeton (So., G – Mishawaka, Ind.)
Sam Downey, Yale (Sr., F – Lake Forest, Ill.)
Matt Howard, Penn (Sr., G - Columbia, S.C.)

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