While members of this site have already been well-briefed on the three members of Princeton's 2012 recruiting class thanks to our in-depth profiles of Hans Brase, Edo Lawrence and Mike Washington Jr. those articles were all penned last October before the beginning of their respective senior seasons.
With that in mind I reached out to the coaches of Brase, Lawrence and Washington Jr. for updates on how each's final year in high school went. Their responses can be found after the jump.
Hans Brase - 6'9" : 220 lbs
Hans persevered through several frustrating ankle injuries, missing significant time at several points in the season including the MAPL league tourney where Hill fell in the semifinals by four points to Hun School of Princeton without him. Working hard to return for the state quarterfinals, Hans more than held his own against Friends Central’s McDonald’s All-American forward Amille Jefferson. On the brink of upending the now four-time state champions, Hill unfortunately could not hold on to a 10 point fourth quarter lead and lost at Friends to end their season 14-8.
Hans’ improvement on the defensive end was evident in that game, as well as his continued overall skill development which will allow him to score and assist in the Princeton offense in a number of different ways. He averaged 13 points per game shooting 57% from the field along with eight rebounds per game
Coach Seth Eilberg
The Hill School
Edo Lawrence - 7'2" : 225 lbs
Edo made third team All-New England. He averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, and six blocks per game. The Saints finished with a 17-9 record, tying the program record for most wins in a season, made the New England Tournament for only the third time in program history and hosted a first ever quarter final game.
Edo is working dilligently in the weight room to put on some much needed weight this spring!
Coach Don Gowan III
Mike Washington Jr. – 6'3" : 190 lbs
Mike Washington Jr. worked extremely hard this year. For the fourth straight year, he led the Wildcats in scoring averaging over 18 points per game. Additionally, his rebounding improved as he averaged over five boards per contest. Mike Jr. scored 41 in an overtime win on December 16th 2011 eclipsing his previous career high of 40 in which he scored his junior year.
He led the Wildcats to back-to-back playoffs for the first time since the 1992/93 season. Additionally, he scored 22 points including three three pointers in a first round district playoff win versus the ninth-ranked team in the state, a team that had defeated the Wildcats twice by 17 points during the regular season.
Mike Jr. ends his career at Oak Harbor High School scoring a school record 1,526 points, averaging 18 points for his career.
Coach Mike Washington
Oak Harbor High School