After Penn men's basketball's third-place finish at the Wooden Legacy this weekend, two Quakers were awarded individual honors from the Ivy League and Big 5.
Freshman guard Jordan Dingle earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Dingle set a new career high in points with 27 in the Quakers’ 10-point loss to Arizona.
Nineteen of these points came in the final 11 minutes and 30 seconds of the game. This 27-point outburst was the most by a freshman since Ryan Betley scored 28 points at Brown in 2017.
Dingle followed this performance up with a game-high 21 points against Long Beach State in the third-place game, which the Quakers won, 95-79. He scored 19 in the second half after Penn and the Beach were tied coming out of the break. Across the three games in the tournament, the freshman scored 53 points.
Senior forward AJ Brodeur was awarded co-Big 5 Player of the Week honors, alongside Temple senior guard Quinton Rose. Across Penn's three games over Thanksgiving break, Brodeur scored a game-high 23 points against Central Florida and 11 points in each of the contests against Arizona and Long Beach State. With these scoring efforts, he extended his double-digit scoring streak to 33 consecutive games.
Against UCF, Brodeur shot 9-for-12 from the field, including three three-pointers, his highest total since his sophomore year. Against the Wildcats, the senior battled through foul trouble in the second half to record his first ever double-double with points and assists. This was the first 10-assist game by a Quaker since Darnell Foreman's in 2016.
Brodeur followed up this performance with nine more assists against Long Beach State. Additionally, by the conclusion of the tournament, he became just the ninth player in Penn history to reach 1,500 points in his career.
Dingle, Brodeur, and the Quakers will look to build off of their third-place performance at the Wooden Legacy when they travel to No. 23 Villanova on Wednesday.
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