M. Cagers' Peter Condakes: A Classic Study In Versatility

Junior Peter Condakes is the Harvard men's basketball team's Mr. Versatility.

Want a three? Condakes will take it with a man in his face.

Want an easy two? Condakes can hammer the ball home as well as anyone in the Ivy League.

Want a rebound? Condakes had a career-high nine against Pennsylvania, and followed up with 10 against Hartford.

Troubled by the full-court press? Condakes is the frontcourt's best ballhandler.


And on a team that starts four forwards, skills like that are always in demand.

The Crimson has rebounded from an 0-11 start, reeling off three consecutive victories.

A key Factor

One of the key factors in this startling turnaround has been Condakes.

Condakes has been brilliant in the last six contests. His 25 points in the Crimson's 82-69 defeat of Yale were a career high.

Over those six games, Condakes has averaged 15.3 points per game, along with 3.1 rebounds. For the season, he averages 10.3 points and 4.1 boards.

Against Hartford, Brown and Yale Condakes pumped in 55 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

"I think I set pretty high goals for myself." Condakes said. "This weekend I was very happy with the way I played and the team played."

This weekend was indeed something special. Victories over brown and Yale pulled Harvard into a tie for third in the Ivy League, at 3-3.

"Very Optimistic'