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Notes On The @Princeton_Hoops Season In Review

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/17/2013
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Chris Clement is one of the nine players who played 98.5 percent of the team's minutes this season.
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The Princeton men's basketball team finished its 113th varsity season with a 17-11 record last week. Here are some notes on the Tigers' just-completed season and the one ahead.

• Princeton is able to return 63.3 percent of its points from this past season. Ian Hummer accounted for 25.2 percent of Princeton's points, while Brendan Connolly had 5.8 percent and Mack Darrow had 5.7 percent.

• Princeton is able to return 67 percent of its minutes from this season. Nine players played 98.5 percent of Princeton's minutes this season, and six of those players are able to return.

• Through games of Mar. 17, Princeton was No. 9 in Division I in 3-point field goal percentage at 39.5 percent.

• Princeton enjoyed its fourth straight winning season. The Class of 2013 had a final overall record of 84-39, the winningest class since 2001 (84).

• Princeton's seniors were 43-13 in the Ivy over their four years, making the '13ers the winningest Princeton class in league play since the Class of 2004 (45).

• The Tigers have had back-to-back seasons in which two players have each had 100+ assists, with T.J. Bray and Ian Hummer doing so in each of the last two seasons. Since the stat began being tracked in 1974-75, the Tigers have only had two 100+ assist players three times overall, in 1974-75, 1997-98 and 1999-00.

• The title of Princeton's second-leading career scorer has changed twice in the span of a year after staying the same for 21 years. Douglas Davis '12 took that title last year at 1,550 points, and Ian Hummer passed him with 1,625 points.

• The Tigers didn't have a player cross the 1,000-point mark this season, though there's the possibility of a player doing that either next season or in 2014-15. T.J. Bray is the active (non-senior) leader in career scoring at 556 points but has only one year to pursue the milennium mark. Denton Koon has 456 career points and two years to get to 1,000.

• Princeton can return four players who started the majority of the team's games this season: Will Barrett and T.J. Bray will be seniors next season, Denton Koon will be a junior next season and Hans Brase will be a sophomore next season.

• Princeton had five games against NCAA Tournament teams this season (Syracuse, Akron, Bucknell, Harvard twice) and one game against an NIT team (Northeastern). The Tigers won two of those games, against Bucknell and Harvard.

• Mitch Henderson '98 finished his second season at Princeton with 37 career wins at Old Nassau, 10th most in Princeton history.

• In conference play, Princeton led the Ivy League in scoring defense (59.6 ppg), scoring margin (+7.4), 3-point field goal percentage (.457), assists (14.4 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2), and 3-point field goals per game (7.2).

Individual Honors

• Ian Hummer became Princeton's first Ivy League Player of the Year since Brian Earl '99 in 1999.

• Ian Hummer became the first Tiger since Kit Mueller '91 in 1990-91 to lead Princeton in scoring, rebounding, assists and blocks in the same season.

• Princeton had three All-Ivy League honorees for the second time in three years, with Ian Hummer getting first-team honors, T.J. Bray on the second team, and Denton Koon as honorable mention.

• Denton Koon was the first Princeton sophomore to receive an All-Ivy League honor since Ian Hummer in 2011.

• With Kareem Maddox in 2011 and Ian Hummer the last two years, Princeton has had first-team All-Ivy League honorees in three straight years for the first time since 1999-2001.

• Ian Hummer set an Ivy League record with seven Ivy League Player of the Week awards this season and tied a career record with nine career Ivy Player of the Week honors.

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