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Men's Basketball Honors '11-'12 Season at Annual Banquet

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/10/2012
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The men's basketball team held its annual banquet Tuesday.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
The Princeton men's basketball program honored its 2011-12 team at the annual banquet Tuesday evening in Jadwin Gym, recognizing the program's third straight 20-win season and third straight postseason appearance.

The team handed out its three annual awards at the event, including the B.F. Bunn Trophy, the Class of 1959 Bob Rock Sixth Man Award, and the Paul Richard Friedman '81 Award.

For the third straight year, the Friedman Award, which is given "to the player who does his very best every day in every way," was given to a senior. John Comfort took home the honor after a season in which he played a career-high 19 games and scored 36 points, hitting seven 3-pointers.

The Sixth Man Award went to a junior for the second time in three years as Mack Darrow claimed the honor. Darrow started 16 of his 32 games, coming off the bench for the final 10 beginning with Princeton's triumph over then-AP ranked Harvard in Jadwin Gym. Darrow had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.6 to 1, dishing out 71 helpers to stand third on the team in that category. He also averaged seven points per game, fourth-best on the team.

The B.F. Bunn Trophy, given to the Tiger "who in play, sportsmanship and influence has contributed the most to the sport," was given to senior Douglas Davis after a season that saw home become the second-leading scorer in program history with 1,550 points, behind only Bill Bradley '65. Davis had the third-most career field goals with 545, behind only Bradley and Kit Mueller '91, while finishing with the second-most 3-pointers at 276, behind only Brian Earl '99. He and Earl are the only two Tigers to have four seasons of at least 50 3-pointers. Davis also finished with the eighth-best free throw shooting percentage of any Tiger with at least 100 attempts, hitting 80 percent of his 229 tries.

For the first time in program history, Princeton had back-to-back seasons with two 1,000-point scorers on the court, this year with Davis and junior Ian Hummer after Davis paired with Dan Mavraides '11 a year ago.

The senior class of Davis, Comfort and Patrick Saunders finished with 80 wins, the most for a Princeton class since 2001.







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