Delayed a week by Hurricane Sandy, Princeton held its annual preseason Media Day at Jadwin Gym this snowy and blustery afternoon.
Coach Mitch Henderson, Ian Hummer, Will Barrett, Hans Brase and T.J. Bray spoke to princetonbasketball.com about the upcoming season. A number of questions raised earlier today were answered along the way.
In both queries asked and answers given this was one of the better Media Days in some time.
25 Robert Solomon photos have since been added to this post, plus some details on a couple of potential roster additions and observations in addition to the audio which follows after the jump.
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Coach Mitch Henderson interview:
Ian Hummer interview:
Will Barrett interview:
Hans Brase interview:
T.J. Bray interview:
That's freshman center Edo Lawrence shooting the ball in this wide shot.
Denton Koon sitting with a promotion to Princeton's 2012-13 roster, senior Ameer Elbuluk - who has shown up as a then-nameless guard in multiple recaps of JV games the past few seasons.
Connolly working on free throws.
Director of Basketball Operations Brett MacConnell and Coach Henderson watch the floor.
I believe this is former Princeton football player Isaac Serwanga (6'3", 195 lbs), who hasn't been on a basketball team since his junior year in high school. Serwanga's been practicing with the Tigers this preseason but his eligibility for games is pending. He was wearing #25 today.
Barrett, Elbuluk, Lawrence and Darrow.
Serwanga, Barrett, Garbade and Lawrence.
A brief huddle. Tom Noonan was present at practice but not in uniform. The only player I did not observe was Daniel Edwards but I was told in advance that some Tigers might have class conflicts.
Koon and Henderson converse.
Darrow working on his jumper.
The three freshmen bookend Koon and Elbuluk. I was surprised to hear both Coach Henderson and multiple upperclassmen rave about how Hans Brase (second from left) looked in the preseason scrimmages. Mason Rocca comparisons are always welcome around these parts.
From what was said today it sounds like Brase will join Hummer, Bray, Barrett, Koon, Darrow, Connolly, Wilson and Clement in the early rotation.
Another look at Serwanga.
Team manager Matt Blackburn makes his post move versus Clement.