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YouTube potpourri XXXIX.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Last month turned up a superb 11 minute Dan Mavraides highlight reel. Now there's a more concise three minute version to enjoy as well.

Four additional clips after the jump, heavy on Chris Mooney.

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2011 Summer Reading (and listening too).

In addition to this site's weekly in-season interviews with John Thompson III, Joe Scott and Sydney Johnson, has produced numerous pieces with former Princeton players over the past decade+.

The summer struck me as a good time to collect the archived links to all of the Q&As, transcripts, email correspondence and audio files into one post for newer members who might have missed some of these when they originally ran.

I believe this is a complete list, but if I'm missing anyone let me know!

-Bill Bradley
-Mike Brennan
-Pete Carril
-Scott Greenman
-Kyle Koncz
-Nick Lake and Noah Savage
-Jimmy Lane
-Howie Levy
-Kevin "Moon" Mullin
-Ed Persia
-Craig Robinson
-Mason Rocca
-Judson Wallace
-Chris Young and Will Venable

Want more? There's also an interview with "Outside The Limelight" author Kathy Orton.

Finally, from back in the "Catching Up With..." listserv days - conversations with Mitch Henderson, Sean Jackson, Sydney Johnson, Jamie Mastaglio, Frank Sowinski and Mike Stephens.

Tuesday News:

Douglas Davis went for 31 points and Kit Mueller added 19 plus a double digit rebounding total as five man Sound Off Records (yes, sponsored by the jazz label) defeated Friends Central Alumni 81-71 at the Delco Pro-Am.

Since returning to the major leagues on June, Will Venable is hitting .333 in 15 games.

Northwestern guard Alex Marcotullio will suit up for the Great Britain U-20 team at next month's FIBA European Championships.

Princeton's staff is looking for a "guarantee game" as part of the 2011-12 schedule.

Doug Davis & Kit Mueller team up in DelCo Pro-Am.

Video streaming by Ustream

Had a nice dinner with the family, sat down on the couch to do some non-basketball work while my daughter drifted off and discovered that there was streaming live video of current Tiger Douglas Davis (#2) and Princeton great Kit Mueller (#20) teaming up for Stomp Off against former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick and Friends Central Alumni in the second day of the Delaware County Pro-Am.

So much for my productivity.

An incomplete archive of this just-finished game is above. From what I saw, Davis played real well and Mueller is as crafty as ever in the paint. Watching a posting Mueller set up Davis outside for three was a treat.

The stream cuts out with five minutes to go and the game even at 60. According to the DelCo Pro-Am web site, despite only suiting up five guys Stomp Off upsets Friends Central by 10.

Monday News:

In addition to Douglas Davis and Will Barrett, you can catch Tom Noonan and Chris Clement on the same team in the DelCo Pro-Am Summer League. Does anyone know which squad Davis and Barrett are suiting up for? I'd like to go see'm all play.

The Asbury Park Press has a piece on Kevin "Moon" Mullin's book.

Former Tiger Tom Chestnut was inducted into the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday.

The selection of Justin Harper in the 2011 NBA Draft helps shine a light on Richmond basketball.

Given how many of you I run into during a season ask me about former writer Jake Wilson's whereabouts, I'm sure you'll join me in congratulating him on the birth of his first child, a lil' lady named Ingrid.

Coach Mitch Henderson - 6/23/11.

New Princeton Tigers head man Mitch Henderson and editor Jon Solomon sat down at Jadwin Gym this afternoon to tape a wide-ranging interview.

This was the first opportunity to interview Henderson at length since the day he was introduced as coach.

In the comfort of the team's Halftime Room, the pair touched on Henderson's first two months on the job, discussed the strengths of the coaching staff's new members as well as the importance of retaining Brian Earl, went through Princeton's 2011 recruits player-by-player, talked about the significance of the school's Elite Camp, revealed next season's captains, teased the 2011-12 schedule and conversed about several additional topics of great interest to any Princeton fan.

This exclusive Q&A is 28:00+ in length.

Thursday News:

Will Venable led off with his first home run of the season as San Diego trumped Boston at Fenway Park, 5-1. The shot to right was Venable's first HR in his last 170 MLB at bats.

In a move likely to place the program under increased scrutiny, Georgetown officially hired Kevin Broadus as John Thompson III's "Special Assistant."

After one season on the bench next to Steve Donahue at Boston College, former Columbia coach Joe Jones is moving across town to take over the head coaching position at Boston University.

Wednesday News:

The Princeton Athletic Department concludes its interview series from the Tigers' recent Elite Camp. Here are conversations with new head coach Mitch Henderson and Lake Forest Academy assistant Kyle Koncz.

Speaking of Henderson, we'll be talking with him later this week. If you have questions you want asked, please pass them along.

In advance of the NBA Draft, a story about "good soldier" Steve Goodrich.

Add a guard from Texas to the list of prospects who attended Princeton's Elite Camp.

Brian Earl's brother Dan followed Ed DeChellis to Navy. Glad he didn't get lost in the coaching shuffle.

When you visit the Palestra next season, there will be a number of cosmetic changes inside the arena.

Mason Rocca interview.

It has been a decade since Mason Rocca '00 initially began playing professionally in Italy and the former Princeton standout is hosting a basketball camp for the first time this offseason in his adopted homeland.

Running from June 27th to July 1st, the "Study to Win" camp will reunite several former Tigers with the Armani Jeans Milano captain, mixing on-court and in-classroom education.

I had a chance to exchange emails with Mason and catch up before his inaugural camp gets underway. The full interview can be found after the jump.

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Stephen Goldsmith, high school graduate!

It was a series of small, fortunate bounces that drew Stephen Goldsmith and I together. A teacher out for the day. A casual conversation that touched upon Princeton basketball. A passing introduction while both at Jadwin Gym after a football game.

That was over four years ago, the inadvertent genesis of what would become a partnership between the two of us which brought endless stellar photographs to this site since 2007 and brought a young man into my life who I've greatly enjoyed watching mature.

Along the way Stephen became friends with many of you as he turned what were once my silent, solitary drives to question-filled discussions from gym to gym.

Hard as it is for me to conceive, Stephen Goldsmith graduates high school today. As someone who likes to embarrass those he cares about when they achieve something significant, this occasion is worth posting here publicly.

Over the weekend there was a graduation party at the Goldsmiths'. Stephen's grandfather was able to surprise him with a autographed photo of Coach Carril (pictured above). This image - shot by Stephen - ran in Sports Illustrated in 2009, allowing him to accomplish the only life goal he ever shared with me by age 16.

While Stephen's grandfather was pulling off this surprise, I was simultaneously working covertly with a secret agent at Jadwin (let's call him "LS") to bowl SG over with a basketball signed by all of the 2010-11 Tigers - a way to remember our final, monumental journey together before he heads off to college in Florida in the fall.

When I presented this gift to Stephen his face lit up as I imagine mine would have if you had handed me a ball signed by the 1990-91 Princeton team two decades previous.

For once, Stephen was speechless.

Congratulations Stephen! I'm very proud of you and I'm certainly not alone in that sentiment.

YouTube potpourri XXXVIII.

On Friday I hoped that there might be more videos to come from the individual who has been posting short Princeton highlights from the late 1980s. Wish granted!

Above you'll see Bob Scrabis (#34) finding Alan Williams (#24) for a bucket and the foul in the Tigers' 89-70 loss versus Seton Hall at South Mountain Arena early in the 1986-87 season. Mike Harnum (#30), Joe Scott (#4) and John Thompson III (#22) are also on the floor for the orange and black.

Five clips after the jump, including additional black and white Princeton footage, a recruiting video and Will Venable signing autographs.

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Your 2011-12 season opener?

Princeton and Wagner will meet on November 12th, 2011. This is the Seahawks' first game of the season and likely to be the Tigers' as well - also potentially Mitch Henderson's first time out as a head coach.

Since last year the two teams faced off on Staten Island and met in New Jersey the year before that, I'd expect this game to be played at Jadwin.

Wager went 13-17 last season ( 170 RPI / 222 Sagarin / 240 Pomeroy) but should be much-improved this year in Danny Hurley's second campaign, bringing in a well-regarded recruiting class.

The orange and black are 3-0 all-time versus the Seahawks.

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