Ian Hummer Named Ivy League Player of the Week
In recognition of his all-around outstanding games against Rider and Northeastern, Princeton junior Ian Hummer has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for men's basketball.
It is the first Ivy League Player or Rookie of the Week award for Princeton this season. Last season, Princeton received four, with Kareem Maddox '11 holding three and Hummer winning his on Dec. 6, 2010. In his freshman season, Hummer was twice named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
In wins at Rider and Northeastern, Hummer averaged 20.5 points per game, scoring 21 against the Broncs and 20 against the Huskies. He also had a double-double at Rider, his third of the season, bringing down 12 rebounds while also giving a career-best seven assists. Against Northeastern, Hummer had a career-high five steals.
For the season, Hummer stands at present as the only Ivy Leaguer to stand in the conference's top five in points per game (2nd, 18.0), rebounds per game (2nd, 7.9) and assists per game (5th, 3.5). Hummer is also third in the league in steals at 2.0 per game, eighth in blocks at 0.8 per game, first in offensive rebounds at 2.8 per game and third in defensive rebounds oer game at 5.2, all while averaging the fifth-most minutes at 33.7 mpg.
In scoring at least 20 points in four of the last five games, Hummer has increased his career point total to 871 in his pursuit of becoming just the third Tiger since freshman eligibility in 1978-79 to score 1,000 points prior to his senior season.
Hummer has helped the Tigers to wins in five of their last six games as the team has climbed back to .500 on the season at 6-6 after a 1-5 start. Princeton has four more games before the Ivy League schedule begins on Jan. 13 at Cornell with a trip to Siena next up Thursday.