Bray Named Ivy Men's Hoops Player of the Week
T.J. Bray had quite a week in helping the Princeton men's basketball team to wins over George Mason and Bucknell, and the Ivy League has recognized his performance with its Player of the Week honor.
Bray had a team-best 18 points and 10 assists with no turnovers against George Mason for his first career double-double. The 10 assists were the most for a Princeton player since 2003, most for a Princeton player against Division I competition since 1991, and best assist-to-turnover ratio in a game for a Princeton player since 1990.
Against Bucknell, Bray nearly had back-to-back double-doubles in different games. He co-led Princeton with 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds, a career high.
It is the second career Ivy Player of the Week award for Bray, who also won on Jan. 14, 2013. The award is the first for a Princeton player this season.
The Tigers are 3-0 since Bray's return from injury against Rice on Nov. 23 and at 5-1 have their best record through six games since head coach Mitch Henderson's senior season of 1997-98. Princeton will resume the slate Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jadwin Gym for its first meeting against in-state foe Fairleigh Dickinson (3-6), which will take wins over Rutgers and Seton Hall into a game at Stony Brook Wednesday.