T.J. Bray scored a career-high 23 points Saturday against Penn and has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for men's basketball.
It is the first career honor for the junior Bray and the sixth for Princeton this year along with four for senior Ian Hummer and one for junior Will Barrett. The award builds on what was already a program-record total for Princeton in a single season since the award was inaugurated in 1985.
The Ivy League record for Player of the Week honors in a season is 10, set by Cornell in 2009-10, while Penn had seven last season. There are seven awards left this season following weeks in which Princeton has games.
Bray's 23 points came on 7-of-15 shooting overall and 6-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, a career-high number of 3-pointers for Bray and the most for any Tiger this season. Bray also had three assists and a steal, all without a turnover.
Princeton is 5-0 this season when Bray scores in double figures. Over the last four games, Bray is averaging 13.8 ppg, shooting 16-37 (.432) from the field, 11-22 (.500) from beyond the arc and 12-15 (.800) from the free-throw line while notching 13 assists with just three turnovers.
Bray and his teammates are away from competition for the first-semester finals break and will return to play Jan. 27 at Jadwin Gym against The College of New Jersey before resuming Ivy play the first weekend of February.