Hummer, Brase Sweep Ivy League Weekly Honors
Having completed a decisive sweep of Rider and Bucknell with a pair of double-digit victories this week, Princeton senior Ian Hummer and freshman Hans Brase have been honored as the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week.
It is the seventh time since the awards began being given out in 1985 that Princeton has swept both the Ivy League Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors. Hummer was also part of the last time, as Douglas Davis '12 was the Ivy Player of the Week and Hummer was the rookie honoree on Feb. 1, 2010.
In receiving his third straight Ivy League Player of the Week honor, Hummer becomes the first Princeton player since the award's inception to win or share it three consecutive times. Zack Rosen of Penn was the last Ivy League player to do so, taking the award last spring in the final three weeks of his career.
Hummer is only the second Princeton player in the award's history to win it three times in a season, joining former teammate Kareem Maddox '11, who was a three-time honoree as a senior. The award is Hummer's fifth Ivy weekly honor in his career after one each in his sophomore and junior years, the most for any Princeton player in the award's history.
Adding in two Ivy League Rookie of the Week awards in 2009-10, Hummer has been selected for an Ivy weekly honor seven times in his career.
Brase's award is his first, and it gives Princeton its first Ivy rookie honor of the season. A year ago, current sophomore Denton Koon was the last Princeton rookie to be honored with the Ivy's weekly award.
Hummer had an outstanding all-around week, averaging 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and a .542 (13-24) field goal percentage, scoring 15 points against Rider and 17 points against Bucknell, co-leading the team in scoring against the Bison.
Brase, in the first two starts of his career, led Princeton with a career-high 17 points against Rider and followed it up with 14 against Bucknell as the first double-digit scoring games of his Tiger tenure. Brase shot .667 (12-18) from the field and made all five attempts from the free throw line over the two games. He also attempted his first 3-point tries of the season during the Bucknell game, making two of five.
The Tigers will be away from the court for a few days before returning to prep for their next contest, a Sunday game at Akron at 7 p.m.