Ivy League announces All-Ivy honors

Even with a playoff game between Harvard and Yale remaining, the Ivy League has released its 2014-15 All-Ivy selections as chosen by the league’s eight head coaches.

Yale junior forward Justin Sears was named Player of the Year, Dartmouth freshman guard Miles Wright was interestingly named Rookie of the Year and Harvard senior forward Steve Moundou-Missi was selected Defensive Player of the Year. Snagging the first ever Coach of the Year honor was Yale head coach James Jones.

All five first-team All-Ivy players were chosen unanimously to receive that honor, while the number of second-team All-Ivies ballooned to seven due to ties in voting. That second tier is rightly jumbled based on the high level of talent in the league this season. Wesley Saunders easily could have been POY, Kyle Castlin or Antonio Woods easily could have been Ivy ROY and Paul Cormier easily could have been Ivy COY. IHO will have its All-Ivy selections out following Saturday afternoon’s Harvard-Yale playoff. For now, enjoy matching up my four 2014-15 preseason predictions to reality (I got the first two right!) and reacting to the league’s selections:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Justin Sears, Yale (Jr., F – Plainfield, N.J.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Miles Wright, Dartmouth (Fr., G – Boston)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard (Sr., F – Yaounde, Cameroon)

COACH OF THE YEAR
James Jones, Yale

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Maodo Lo, Columbia (Jr., G – Berlin)
Shonn Miller, Cornell (Sr., F – Euclid, Ohio)
Wesley Saunders, Harvard (Sr., G/F – Los Angeles)
Javier Duren, Yale (Sr., G – St. Louis)
Justin Sears, Yale (Jr., F – Plainfield, N.J.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Cedric Kuakumensah, Brown (Jr., F – Worcester, Mass.)
Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Sr., C – Panevezys, Lithuania)
Alex Mitola, Dartmouth (Jr., G – Florham Park, N.J.)
Siyani Chambers, Harvard (Jr., G – Golden Valley, Minn.)
Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard (Sr., F – Yaounde, Cameroon)
Steve Cook, Princeton (So., F – Winnetka, Ill.)
Spencer Weisz, Princeton (So., F – Florham Park, N.J.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Rafael Maia, Brown (Sr., F – Sao Paulo)
Tony Hicks, Penn (Jr., G – South Holland, Ill.)

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  1. FWIW, my picks –

    POY: Wesley Saunders (Sears 2nd; Lo 3rd)
    MVP: Shonn Miller (team had an 11 win turnaround this year; not all due to him, but he was a major reason); Spencer Weisz (if he scores more than 10 pts, the team wins)
    DPOY: Shonn Miller (Moundou-Missi 2nd; Kuakumensah 3rd)
    ROY: Kyle Castlin (Woods 2nd; Wright 3rd; Bell 4th)
    Coach of Year: Paul Cormier (James Jones 2nd)
    Team of the Year: Dartmouth (Yale 2nd)

    1st Team:
    Saunders, Duren, Lo, Sears, Miller

    2nd Team:
    Chambers, Mitola, Brase, Maia, Maldunas

    Honorable Mention:
    Kuakumensah, Weisz, Moundou-Missi, Hicks, Cancer

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