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2012-13 site subscriptions now available!

With Labor Day already fading in the rear view, I'm making 2012-13 site subscriptions available now.

Current subscribers don't need to panic about renewing until 9/30/12, but if you want to sign up for another season of coverage early, I'm not going to stop you!

Those who choose to sign up for the 2012-13 campaign get site access from now until October 2013 free at no additional charge. That's 13 months of for the price of a traditional calendar year. Not bad.

Finally, I've again created unique coupon codes for any and all students (high school, college, graduate school, etc) that are interested in joining the family. If you email me I can provide you with a code that automatically generates a discount of 50% off our $30 annual membership fee.

There will be a proper, full fundraising appeal in late September explaining who we are, what we do and why your support is needed (you can read the 2011 appeal by clicking here) but I wanted to give those eager to get a jump on next season the opportunity to stay within the fold immediately and those who have missed out on a summer of copious unique content the chance to get caught up before the season is upon us.


Jon Solomon

Ps. If you want to direct interested parties who can't access specific posts on the site to this deal, I've cross-posted the same information at a public URL here. Thanks again!

Labor Day News:

Princeton won their second game in Spain, 66-61 over C.B. Prat. You can see a full box score here. Ian Hummer again led the Tigers, this time with 20 points and seven rebounds. Brendan Connolly added 12 and Will Barrett tallied seven plus a game-best 13 boards.

As he has already done twice so far in games stateside, Mack Darrow's two free throws during the final seconds secured Princeton the victory.

Also of note, 10 points for Chris Clement starting a second straight time at guard and nine for sophomore big Bobby Garbade off the bench.

Princeton won despite shooting 1-9 from three point range and 11-22 on free throws. Turnovers were down considerably from game one against Manresa.

Next on the docket is Tuesday's contest versus LEB Oro squad CB Lucentum Alicante. I believe Darryl Middleton, who at 46 years of age is older than the combined age of any two current Tigers of your choosing, is on this team's roster.

Back home the Mets scored five runs before Chris Young (4-7) had thrown his first pitch versus Florida and the former two sport Princeton standout pitched five innings of five hit, one run baseball as New York won 5-1. Will Venable (video) also slugged his ninth home run of the season.

Finally, a forthcoming book on the Sacramento Kings touches upon Pete Carril and Princeton's 1996 NCAA victory over UCLA.

Catching up with Kareem Maddox.

It has been a busy year for Kareem Maddox since we talked last July. Maddox played his first professional campaign for Dutch First Division team Landstede Basketbal, averaging 9.4 points and 4.7 rebounds a game off the bench before a season-ending injury truncated his campaign.

Maddox and I caught up via the phone for about half an hour on Thursday, and we had the chance to discuss his recent signing with the Newcastle Eagles, the top team in the British Basketball League, who are the reigning BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL Tournament champions.

I think this is an interesting conversation which takes you inside the life of a young free agent trying to make his mark overseas. Thanks to Kareem for his time. A full transcript can be found after the jump.

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Saturday News:

Princeton's first exhibition in Spain was a 76-66 loss to Assignia Manresa. A full box score can be viewed here.

The Tigers led 26-24 after a fast-paced first quarter, but were outscored 18-10 and 19-15 in the following two stanzas, even with their hosts 15-15 over the final 10 minutes.

Ian Hummer reportedly played quite well tallying 21 points and six rebounds, recording a game-best value of 23. Will Barrett had 13 puntos and seven rebotes, but also committed seven of the Tigers' 25 turnovers.

Neither T.J. Bray or Jimmy Sherburne saw the floor for Princeton so guard duty was handled by Clay Wilson (3), Chris Clement (5) and Denton Koon (6).

Tomorrow afternoon in Spain the Tigers will face C.B. Prat from the country's LEB Plata.

The ACB and PDR sites have more on the game, with both articles already translated for your convenience. CollegeBasketballTalk adds some thoughts as well.

Pete Carril is interviewed at length about how the "Princeton Offense" might work for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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