Miye Oni?s professional basketball career will likely begin with the Utah Jazz. Oni was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of Thursday?s NBA Draft, but his rights were rumored to be traded to the Jazz. He was chosen 58th overall.
Miye Oni, the Ivy League Player of the Year who helped lead Yale to a league title and an NCAA Tournament appearance this winter, has elected to remain eligible for the NBA Draft to pursue his lifelong dream of playing professional basketball.
Trey Phills ?19 excelled on the court during his Yale career, earning a number of accolades, including All-Ivy recognition. He also was active in the community. And for that, he has received another prestigious honor. Phills was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2019 Give Back Team, which recognizes 10 men?s student-athletes from across the nation for their outstanding community service efforts.
Six seniors were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Trey Phills (Charlotte, N.C.) of the men?s basketball team and Kate Zendell (Suffern, N.Y.) of the women?s cross country and track and field teams were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Carrie Heilbrun (Fairfax Station, Va.) of the women?s swimming and diving team and Simon Whiteman (Trumbull, Conn.) of the baseball team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Shelby Kennedy (Vail, Ariz.) of the softball team and James Kochanski (Colorado Springs, Colo.) of the men?s soccer team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
James Jones, the winningest men?s basketball coach in Yale history, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the program through 2026, Director of Athletics Vicky Chun announced.