There are five different former Princeton players currently suiting up professionally overseas. For the second straight year I asked each of them (minus Konrad Wysocki, who I still don't have contact info for) to update how things are going both on and off the court in Europe. Responses have been slowly trickling back since the start of the Tigers' exam break.
Read chronological first person dispatches from Mason Rocca, Judson Wallace, Dan Mavraides and Kareem Maddox after the jump, plus a brief word from Pawel Buczak.
Mercer (15-6) ended a two game losing streak with a 63-57 win at Essex. Mustafa El-Amin scored 19 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Vikings.
Shooting 32.1% as a team, Northwestern (12-9) lost 64-49 at Nebraska.
Washington State tripped up Oregon State (11-9) in Corvallis, 71-68.
Fairfield faces St. Peter's in Jersey City while Richmond looks for a third straight at UMass.
Around the Ivy League: Oh, Dartmouth (4-12 / 0-2). The Big Green actually held a 10 point lead with the ball in the final two minutes at Harvard (10-6 / 2-0) before the Crimson made three shots behind the arc (and were fouled on another) as they rallied to force overtime. Once they took their first lead since 2-0 on a Laurent Rivard trey, Tommy Amaker's team never trailed again. Yale (7-12 / 1-1) also required overtime, getting past Brown (7-9 / 1-1) by a 76-64 final. A three from Brian Barbour at the horn did not drop and Columbia (9-7 / 1-1) went down 66-63 at home against Cornell (9-10 / 1-1).
Dan Mavraides and I have been talking about doing an interview for a few weeks, but the former Princeton guard wanted to wait until his situation in Italy was settled before answering any of my questions.
Here’s the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Russian head coach David Blatt, whose team improved to 2-0 in group play earlier this morning, shares some of his Olympic memories.
Georgetown has announced their 2012-13 non-conference home schedule.
Two batters in to his most recent start, Chris Young had already allowed a single and a home run. Young would then find his rhythm and retire 18 of the next 20 he faced without giving up another hit, striking out seven and lowering his ERA to 3.91. The end result was a no decision as Young departed after seven innings and the Mets fell to Washington in extra frames.
Craig Robinson was at the Oregon Air National Guard base to greet his brother-in-law yesterday.
The signing of Mason Rocca by Virtus Bologna is discussed.
Sophomore guard Clay Wilson is preparing for a breakout second season at Princeton.
T.J. Bray and Jimmy Sherburne played their first game as teammates in the Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am. While both put up nice stat lines, it is concerning to read Sherburne had to leave the contest due to a shoulder injury.
Mason Rocca has an offer on the table from Virtus Bologna and is expected to give them an answer today.
Matching shutout innings with Jordan Zimmermann into the sixth, Chris Young (2-4) allowed a two run home run by Adam LaRoche and that was enough to send the Mets to defeat. Young gave up six hits and was aided by a pair of double plays.
The NCAA has released their annual Academic Progress Rate report and Princeton faired quite well across all sports, including a perfect "1000" multi-year rate for men's basketball. You can search by school, sport and conference here.
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2,503 - B. Bradley, 1962-65 1,625 - I. Hummer, 2009-
1,550 - D. Davis, 2008-12
1,546 - K. Mueller, 1987-91
1,451 - P. Campbell, 1959-62
1,441 - C. Robinson, 1979-83
1,428 - B. Earl, 1995-99
1,365 - B. Scrabis, 1985-89
1,321 - G. Petrie, 1967-70
1,292 - H. Haabestad, 1952-55
1,277 - G. Lewullis, 1995-99
1,239 - B. Taylor, 1970-72
1,207 - S. Goodrich 1994-98
1,133 - F. Sowinski, 1975-78
1,130 - R. Hielscher, 1991-95
1,122 - C. Thomforde, 1966-69
1,099 - T. Manakas, 1970-73
1,090 - J. Wallace, 2001-05
1,088 - C. Belz, 1956-59
1,079 - B. Hauptfuhrer, 1973-76
1,076 - B. Roma, 1976-79
1,071 - C. Mooney, 1990-94
1,064 - A. Hyland, Jr., 1960-63
1,062 - L. Brangan, 1957-60
1,057 - A. Hill, 1973-76
1,054 - D. Mavraides, 2007-11
1,044 - S. Johnson, 1993-1997
1,031 - J. Hummer, 1967-70
1,010 - W. Venable, 2001-05