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Oni Named AP All-American

Miye Oni ( photo)
Miye Oni ( photo)

Earns Honorable Mention Recognition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Miye Oni clearly established himself as one of the top players in the nation this season. Tuesday, he was rewarded by earning Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention recognition.

Oni, the 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year and a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection, enjoyed a remarkable junior season. He led the Bulldogs in scoring (17.1 ppg.) and assists (103) and was second in rebounding (6.3 rpg.). In addition, he was among the Ivy League leaders in scoring (3rd), rebounding (9th), assists (3rd), free throw percentage (3rd, .793), three-point field goals made (5th, 1.9 per game), blocked shots (7th, 1.3 per game) and assist/turnover ratio (5th, 1.4 per game).

Oni, who is 10th all-time at Yale in scoring with 1,308 points, scored in double figures in all but two games he appeared in. He scored at least 30 points three times this season, only two shy of the school record and became only the fifth player at Yale to record back-to-back 30-point games (31 vs. Dartmouth, 35 vs. Princeton), joining Tony Lavelli '49, Rick Kaminisky '64, who accomplished it twice, Jim Morgan '71 and Butch Graves '84.

Oni is the first Bulldog to earn AP All-America recognition since Justin Sears '16, who was a two-time selection in 2015 and 2016.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity