Hummer Named Ivy League Player of the Year as Three Tigers Earn All-Ivy
The accolades added up for Ian Hummer throughout his four years at Princeton, and now he has perhaps the highest honor an Ivy League player can receive in his career.
Hummer, the second-leading career scorer in 113 seasons of Princeton men's basketball, has been named the 2013 Ivy League Player of the Year.
Hummer received the honor in recognition from the league's coaches, who also honored junior T.J. Bray as a second-team All-Ivy Leaguer, and sophomore Denton Koon as honorable mention All-Ivy League. The honors are the first for Bray and Koon and the third for Hummer, who was a second-team all-league pick as a sophomore and first-team all-league as a junior. He was one of only two unanimous first-team all-league picks this year, and he was named a USBWA All-District II honoree as well.
It is the 12th time a Princeton player has won the Ivy Player of the Year honor, all since the first award in 1975. Hummer joins Armond Hill '85 (1976), Frank Sowinski '78 (1977), Craig Robinson '83 (1982, 1983), Bob Scrabis '89 (1989), Kit Mueller '91 (1990, 1991), Sean Jackson '92 (1992), Sydney Johnson '97 (1997), Steve Goodrich '98 (1998) and Brian Earl '99 (1999).
Hummer, at 16.9 points per game in Ivy contests, was three points from sharing and four points from holding outright the Ivy League scoring title, which is based on conference-only statistics. He was that close to becoming the first Tiger since Brian Taylor '84 in 1972 to lead the league in scoring (Taylor entered with the Class of 1973).
Hummer also ends the regular season as the league's fifth-leading rebounder on the season overall (6.4 rpg), fourth in field goal percentage (.517), second in assists (4.1 apg), 10th in free throw percentage (.721), tied for ninth in steals (1.3 spg), seventh in blocks (0.8 bpg), ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5), and seventh in minutes played (34.0 mpg). His 16.3 points per game on the season overall is also second in the league.
The Ivy League recognized Hummer as the league's Player of the Week seven times this season, two more than the previous single-season record for an award that began in 1985. With one honor each in his sophomore and junior years, he tied the Ivy's career record for Player of the Week honors, with nine. He was also the Rookie of the Week twice in 2009-10.
He leads Princeton in scoring, rebounding, blocks and assists and would become the first Tiger since Kit Mueller '91 in 1990-91 to lead the team in all of those categories.
Hummer stands with 1,625 career points, second only to Bill Bradley (2,503) on the Princeton career scoring list. His 625 field goals are also second to Bradley (856). He stands fifth in rebounds at 725 (stat began in 1954-55), fourth in field goals attempted at 1,225, seventh in free throws made at 352, fourth in free throws attempted at 528, fourth in assists at 308 (stat began in 1974-75), third in blocks at 109 (stat began in 1974-75), and first in games played at 123.
Bray finished third on the team in scoring at 9.9 points per game, first in steals at 1.8 per game, second in assists at 3.6 per game, fourth in rebounding at 3.8 per game. In the league, Bray stands 17th in the league in scoring on the season overall, sixth in assists, fourth in steals, fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio, and sixth in minutes played. He earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Jan. 14.
Koon finished second on the team in scoring at 10.5 ppg, shot .800 from the free throw line (60-75), .432 from beyond the ard (16-37), and a team-best .532 from the field (109-205). In the Ivy League, Koon finished 13th on the season overall in scoring, third in field goal percentage and sixth in free throw percentage.
2013 All-Ivy League Teams
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ian Hummer, Princeton (Sr., F - Vienna, Va.)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
*Siyani Chambers, Harvard (Fr., G - Golden Valley, Minn.)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cedric Kuakamensah, Brown (Fr., F - Worcester, Mass.)
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Sean McGonagill, Brown (Jr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)
Shonn Miller, Cornell (So., F - Euclid, Ohio)
Siyani Chambers, Harvard (Fr., G - Golden Valley, Minn.)
*Wesley Saunders, Harvard (So., G/F - Los Angeles)
*Ian Hummer, Princeton (Sr., F - Vienna, Va.)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Matthew Sullivan, Brown (Sr., G - Wilmette, Ill.)
Brian Barbour, Columbia (Sr., G - Alamo, Calif.)
Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (So., F - Panevezys, Lithuania)
Miles Cartwright, Penn (Jr., G - Van Nuys, Calif.)
T.J. Bray, Princeton (Jr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)
Austin Morgan, Yale (Sr., G - Reno, Nev.)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Errick Peck, Cornell (Sr., F - Indianapolis)
Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard (So., F - Yaounde, Cameroon)
Laurent Rivard, Harvard (Jr., G - Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)
Tony Hicks, Penn (Fr., G - South Holland, Ill.)
Denton Koon, Princeton (So., G - Liberty, Mo.)
* Unanimous Selection
^ Due to ties in the voting, the second team expanded to six