I'm traveling in Europe until the weekend, so I can't give this news the full attention it deserves but 6'6" New Hampton School forward Mike LeBlanc has committed to Princeton, joining point guard Amir Bell in the Tigers' 2014 class.
LeBlanc reportedly chose Princeton over offers from Rice, Yale, Brown, New Hampshire and Binghamton.
Some summer highlights can be found above with more links and a proper profile to follow once I'm back in New Jersey. There are a number of full game videos to tide you over here.
Will Venable has a career long fifteen game hitting streak going, a stretch that's included such highlights as four hits on Saturday and a walk off home run (plus subsequent double dousing) versus the Mets yesterday. Venable has the fourth-highest batting average of any player in baseball since the All-Star break.
Sun. 11/10 Florida A&M (330/324/331) - 1:00 pm ET
Sat. 11/16 at Butler (21/45/39) - TBA pm ET
Wed. 11/20 Lafayette (157/153/189) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 11/23 at Rice (323/317/322) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 11/26 George Mason (123/131/130) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 11/30 at Bucknell (53/66/59) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 12/7 FDU (300/339/330) - TBA pm ET
Wed. 12/11 at Rutgers (110/102/103) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 12/14 at Penn State 183/140/155 - TBA pm ET
Fri. 12/20 vs Portland* (229/262/261) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 12/21 vs Pacific* (102/145/133) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 12/31 Kent State (131/127/137) - 12:00 pm ET
Sat. 1/4 at Liberty (290/249/284) - 2:00 pm ET
Sat. 1/11 at Penn (280/243/258) - TBA pm ET
Sun. 1/26 Kean - 2:00 pm ET
Fri. 1/31 at Harvard (84/105/87) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/1 at Dartmouth (294/269/283) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/7 Columbia (272/197/199) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/8 Cornell (246/265/254) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/14 at Brown (240/224/231) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/15 at Yale (199/192/208) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/21 Dartmouth (294/269/283) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 2/22 Harvard (84/105/87) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 2/28 Yale (199/192/208) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 3/1 Brown (240/224/231) - TBA pm ET
Fri. 3/7 at Cornell (246/265/254) - TBA pm ET
Sat. 3/8 at Columbia (272/197/199) - TBA pm ET
Tue. 3/11 Penn (280/243/258) - TBA pm ET
2012-13 RPI/Pomeroy/Sagarin ratings are in brackets above.
As a point of comparison, Princeton was 126/92/105 in the same rankings last season.
*South Point Holiday Hoops Classic held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tip times and TV information will be added as it is known.
Georgetown and Oregon will tip the season in an even-less-tradtional venue: a United States Army base in South Korea.
Oregon State suspended a pair of forwards indefinitely.
A number of Princeton basketball slides have shown up on eBay, including this color shot of Geoff Petrie.
Here are stats through seven games for Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.
Dick Kazmaier passed away last week at the age of 82. Not only did Kazmaier's jersey number inspire Bill Bradley to don 42 but Kazmaier also earned a pair of varsity letters playing basketball. He scored 88 career points including a career high 13 against Dartmouth in 1951.
As you can see from the final scores of games versus South Africa, Turkey, Canada and Brazil, Spencer Weisz and the United States 17-18 youth boys basketball team haven't faced much opposition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. They'll go for the gold on Sunday versus Israel.
Will Princeton be the 114th-best team in Division I this season? One early preview thinks so.
The school's "38 Days, 38 Sports" turns the spotlight on men's basketball.
It was nearly another double-double for Edo Lawrence in JSBL action.
According to GMU Hoops, Princeton will host George Mason this season. A date for the game is unknown but that's a quality home contest in a schedule wherein only a pair of non-conference home tilts have so far been uncovered.
I know a small number of as-yet-unannounced games on Princeton's upcoming schedule but one of them wasn't a visit to Liberty on January 4, 2014. Probably time to assemble a master list of the eight non-conference contests uncovered to-date.
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Sun. 11/10 vs. Florida A&M
Sat. 11/16 at Butler
Wed. 11/20 vs. Lafayette
Sat. 11/23 at Rice
Tue. 11/26 vs. George Mason
Sat. 11/30 at Bucknell
Sat. 12/7 vs. FDU
Wed. 12/11 at Rutgers
Sat. 12/14 at Penn State
Fri. 12/20 vs. Portland*
Sat. 12/21 vs. Pacific*
Tue. 12/31 vs. Kent State
Sat. 1/4 at Liberty
Sat. 1/11 at Penn
Sun. 1/26 vs. Kean
Fri. 1/31 at Harvard
Sat. 2/1 at Dartmouth
Fri. 2/7 vs. Columbia
Sat. 2/8 vs. Cornell
Fri. 2/14 at Brown
Sat. 2/15 at Yale
Fri. 2/21 vs. Dartmouth
Sat. 2/22 vs. Harvard
Fri. 2/28 vs. Yale
Sat. 3/1 vs. Brown
Fri. 3/7 at Cornell
Sat. 3/8 at Columbia
Tue. 3/11 vs. Penn
2,503 - B. Bradley, 1962-65
1,625 - I. Hummer, 2009-13
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