Three cheers for Bryce Washington

The freshman guard on the men’s basketball team picks up his second straight Ivy League Rookie of the Week award, and third overall.

Freshman guard Bryce Washington dribbles up the court at the Palestra.

For the second consecutive week—and third time in five weeks—freshman Bryce Washington of the men’s basketball team has been honored as Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

A 6’4” guard from Southfield, Michigan, Washington was a bright spot in Penn’s 71-80 loss to Cornell on Friday in Ithaca, New York. He played 20 minutes and had 15 points and five rebounds. He was 5-8 from the field, 4-6 from behind the arc, and 1-1 from the free-throw line. Twelve of his 15 points were scored in the first half.

Twenty-seven hours later against Columbia in New York City, he had eight points, five rebounds, and one steal, playing 35 minutes in Penn’s 72-70 nail-biting win. He shot 2-8 from the three-point line and 2-3 from the charity stripe.

Washington was also selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week last week and during the week of Jan. 6. 

The 13-7 Quakers are 1-3 in the Ivy League. This weekend, they take on Brown on Friday in Rhode Island, and Yale on Saturday in Connecticut.