HANOVER, N.H. — One day after leading the Dartmouth men’s basketball team to its first victory of the 2016-17 season, an 82-68 triumph at LIU Brooklyn, junior Miles Wright was selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week. He is the first Dartmouth player to earn the honor since it was bestowed on him over a year ago, coincidentally after a record-setting performance against the Blackbirds as well.
Wright, a 6-5 wing from Boston, Massachusetts, drained 10-of-17 field goal attempts, including 5-of-7 from long range, to post a season-high 25 points against LIU Brooklyn. Of those 25 points, 15 came in the first half on the strength of three triples to help the Big Green build a 31-27 lead at the intermission. After the break he added 10 more points with two more trifectas as Dartmouth opened up a double-digit lead for good with more than 11 minutes to play.
Wright also hit the boards with seven rebounds (four on the offensive end) to tie for the team lead. He even handed out an assist and collected a steal without turning the ball over once.
In his two games during the week, Wright averaged 17 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent overall (14-of-28) and from behind the arc (6-of-12).
The 25 points are the second-most of his career, behind the 39 he put up last year against LIU Brooklyn on Nov. 29, tying a Leede Arena record and garnering him Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
Dartmouth (1-9) next plays at Bryant (3-8) on Thursday morning at 11 a.m.
Notes: Wright also earned the league’s Rookie of the Week award twice during his freshman season in 2014-15 … College Sports Madness also named Wright as its Ivy League Player of the Week.