#110 Princeton Men's Basketball 2021-2022 Preview

Princeton Tigers
2021-2022 Overall Rank: #110
Conference Rank: #2 Ivy
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The last time we saw Princeton they were preparing to play Harvard in the 2020 Ivy League Championship with the hopes of reaching their first NCAA Tournament appearance since their perfect Ivy season in 2016-2017. Of course, the conclusion of the 2020 season never happened and the Tigers sat out the 2020-2021 campaign as well. Now Princeton will get back into action and they should be ready to compete for a conference title.
2020-21 Record: 0-0, 0-0
2020-21 Postseason: None
Coach: Mitch Henderson
Coach Record: 162-101 at Princeton, 162-101 overall
Key Departed Players:
Richmond Aririguzoh, Center, 12.0 ppg
Ryan Schwieger, Guard, 10.7 ppg
Jerome Desrosiers, Forward, 5.1 ppg
Jose Morales, Guard, 3.8 ppg
Key Returning Players:
Jaelin Llewellyn, Senior, Guard, 15.3 ppg
Drew Friberg, Senior, Forward, 8.3 ppg
Ethan Wright, Senior, Guard, 7.2 ppg
Tosan Evbuomwan, Junior, Forward, 3.9 ppg
Ryan Langborg, Junior, Guard, 4.4 ppg
Keeshawn Kellman, Junior, Forward, 3.4 ppg
Max Johns, Senior, Guard, 1.6 ppg
Konrad Kiszka, Junior, Guard, 1.5 ppg
Elijah Barnes, Senior, Forward, 1.4 ppg
Charlie Bagin, Senior, Guard, 0.5 ppg
Jacob O’Connell, Junior, Forward, 0.5 ppg
Key New Players:
Leyi Adebayo, Sophomore, Forward
Zach Martini, Sophomore, Forward
Matt Allocco, Sophomore, Guard
Mason Hooks, Freshman, Center
Darisus Gakwasi, Freshman, Guard
Garrett Johnson, Freshman, Forward
Blake Peters, Freshman, Guard
Phillip Byriel, Freshman, Forward
The star of the show is Jaelin Llewellyn. Two years ago Llewellyn led the Tigers with 15.3 points and added 2.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals. After two great years, Llewellyn is ready to garner some national attention. If he can start knocking down three-pointers more consistently, Llewellyn will be eyeing Ivy Player of the Year accolades as well. Ethan Wright is back after starting to have a breakout 2019-2020 campaign when he averaged 7.2 points per game. Tosan Evbuomwan had a promising freshman campaign, averaging 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds. Drew Friberg is the big man who can stretch the defense with his outside shooting. The 6-7 senior knocked down a team high 52 three-pointers and also led the Tigers with 33 steals. Ryan Langborg spent most of his freshman year as a shooter off the bench and he is ready to at least continue that roll. Coach Mitch Henderson has a large group of newcomers spanning two years. There are a number of less experienced returning players as well. As long as Princeton has a few of those players ready to add depth, this is a group that can return to the Ivy League Tournament with an opportunity to reach the NCAA Tournament.
Projected Postseason Tournament: CBI/CIT
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