Athlete of the Week: Pat Harvey `03

Many who attended the first Harvard men's basketball game this season may have wondered who Pat Harvey was.

But after watching his steady improvement all season and witnessing his heroic feats last weekend, all of the fans that flock to Lavietes now know that they should expect big things from the sophomore guard.

Following a lackluster freshman campaign two years ago and some time off last season, Harvey has turned many heads this year as the starting shooting guard for the young Crimson team.

So far this season, Harvey has been impressive on both ends of the court. Offensively, Harvey is second on the team with 14.7 points per game and has set career-highs in both points and three-pointers in each of the last two weeks. On the other side of the ball, Harvey set the Harvard record for steals in a game with eight against Lehigh in the Crimson's first win.

However, it was his only steal last Saturday against Dartmouth that stands out as the defining moment of the year for Harvey and his Crimson teammates.

In the final seconds of Saturday's game, captain Dan Clemente drained a three-pointer to pull the Crimson within one point with 6.3 seconds left. Harvard called a timeout and needed a spectacular defensive play to even have a chance to win.

"At the end of the game, I looked at Pat and said, 'Give me a steal here, please,'" Clemente said, referring to his instructions in the huddle.

Harvey followed his captain's directions beautifully.