Princeton junior forward Will Barrett had an outstanding return to the court Saturday at Buffalo, and for his efforts he has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Barrett had 20 points and nine rebounds against the Bulls, both career highs. He also set career highs in free throws made (nine) and minutes played (33), and tied career highs in blocks (three) and 3-pointers (three). Though not a career-high total, he also tacked on two assists to his well-rounded stat line from Saturday's opener.
On top of that, Barrett had the game-icing 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to give the Tigers a 57-53 lead and the final margin. It was his first collegiate game since injuring his foot on Nov. 30, 2011 against Lafayette in Jadwin Gym.
The award is Barrett's first Ivy honor, whether Player of the Week or Rookie of the Week. It is Princeton's first Ivy weekly honor since senior Ian Hummer was named Ivy Player of the Week on Dec. 19, 2011.
Barrett and the Tigers will have back-to-back games at home this week, first Tuesday against Northeastern at 7 p.m. and again Friday at 7 p.m. against Rutgers.