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Old 02-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DVS View Post
Lin wasn't setting the world on fire at Harvard. Face it if timing is the best part of Jeremy Lin. Not saying he would have failed in Toronto but things in New York are precieved to be greater than what they are.
This is blurb on his years at Harvard from Wiki.... sounds like he was pretty good IMO.


In his sophomore season (2007–08), Lin averaged 12.6 points and was named All-Ivy League Second Team.[13] By his junior year during the 2008–09 season, he was the only NCAA Division I men's basketball player who ranked in the top ten in his conference for scoring (17.8), rebounding (5.5), assists (4.3), steals (2.4), blocked shots (0.6), field goal percentage (0.502), free throw percentage (0.744), and 3 point shot percentage (0.400),[11] and was a consensus selection for All-Ivy League First Team. He had 27 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds in an 82–70 win over 17th-ranked Boston College, three days after the Eagles had knocked off No. 1 North Carolina.[13][22]

In his senior year (2009–10), Lin averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.1 blocks, and was again a unanimous selection for All-Ivy League First Team. He was one of 30 midseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award[23] and one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.[24] He was also invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[25] Fran Fraschilla of ESPN picked Lin among the 12 most versatile players in college basketball.[22] He gained national attention for his performance against the 12th ranked Connecticut Huskies, against whom he scored a career-high tying 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds on the road.[26] After the game, Hall of Fame Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said of Lin: "I've seen a lot of teams come through here, and he could play for any of them. He's got great, great composure on the court. He knows how to play."[11]

For the season, Harvard set numerous program records including wins (21), non-conference wins (11), home wins (11) and road/neutral wins (10).[27] Lin finished his career as the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record at least 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225).[13] He graduated from Harvard in 2010 with a degree in economics and a 3.1 grade-point average.[28]
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