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Siyani Chambers is Harvard’s unquestioned leader

Siyani Chambers has a good handle on his game, shaving nearly a full turnover off last season’s average.
Siyani Chambers has a good handle on his game, shaving nearly a full turnover off last season’s average.file/jessica rinaldi/for the globe

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That Siyani Chambers is Harvard’s floor general is a given. He’s a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and the reigning Ivy League player of the week.

But that he’s the emotional compass for the Crimson is sort of a paradox.

On one hand, he’s easily the team’s biggest ball of energy. When he misses a layup on the road, he doesn’t hear the crowd because he’s yelling at himself. When he misses a free throw, he hops up as if the line had turned into a spike strip.

On the other hand, he’s the one who makes sure the Crimson never overheat emotionally.

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