Alumni Update: Siyani Chambers Stars in Austria

Published by Joseph W. Minatel on November 08, 2017 at 8:31PM
Getting to the Hole

Co-captain Siyani Chambers drives to the hoop against Penn during his senior season.

In an illustrious career in Cambridge, former Harvard point guard Siyani Chambers ’16 was an integral member of the team for four years. Now across the pond in Austria, Chambers is proving to be equally essential to his new team.

The former Crimson standout, now a member of BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels in the Austria-A Bundesliga, has settled into a crucial role as the new point guard. The team leader in multiple categories, Chambers is averaging 15.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 steals, all tops on the team. He also leads his side with eight three-pointers made.

While in college, Chambers established himself as a top performer in his rookie year. In the 2012-2013 season, Chambers won Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was named All-Ivy League. This campaign was far from his ceiling, as Chambers continued to dazzle on the court, landing on the all-conference team in each of his four years.

Chambers finished his career 12th all time with 1,287 career points, sixth all time with 163 career steals, and second all time with 605 career assists.

His distinguished career was not devoid of challenges, however. In the summer of 2015, before what was to be his final season, Chambers suffered a torn ACL. In order to rehab his knee and return for his senior season, Chambers took a voluntary leave of absence for the school year.

Returning for the 2016-2017 season as team captain, Chambers posted a fantastic season, leading the Ancient Eight in assists per game and propelling the Crimson into the first-ever Ivy League Tournament.

Now taking Austria by storm, the former Leverett resident from Golden Valley, Minnesota, is a star for his new squad. If his history at Harvard is any indication, Chambers’ rookie season is just the beginning.