Originally written on College Chalktalk  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Despite a family basketball legacy at Princeton that included Edward Hummer and John Hummer, there was no family pressure for Ian Hummer to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle. In fact, all parties encouraged Ian to consider all of his options while weighing his decision coming out of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. Fat chance. With older brother Alex already enrolled at the prestigious Ivy League institution, all other recruiters were fighting an uphill battle to land the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year. (Credit: Beverly Schaefer) Fast forward four years and the decision appears to have worked out for all parties. Ian Hummer is a senior captain for head coach Mitch Henderson and has already surpassed father Edward’s 550 career rebounds (580 entering final campaign) and uncle John’s 1,031 points (1,266) in the Princeton record books. With the Tigers out to an uneven 2-4 start to the 2012-13 season, Hummer is looking for Princeton to put together a full 40 minutes to demonstrate they are worthy of the billing as Ivy League preseason favorite. A pre-Thanksgiving loss at Syracuse gave Henderson’s squad a glimpse of what is possible. “Syracuse is a fantastic team, a top-10 team,” Hummer said. “When you can bring it to 5-6 points with 13 minutes left in the second half against a team like Syracuse, you know you are able to play.” Using that mental approach, Hummer scored nine of his career-high 28 points as Princeton raced to a 19-4 lead at Lafayette in their next outing en route to a 72-53 win that was as close to perfection as the Tigers have come this season. “Ian Hummer is a terrific player inside,” Leopards coach Fran O’Hanlon said. “Any time they throw in there you have to go down and help. We didn’t and he scored around the basket.” Hummer, whose previous high total was 25 on three occasions, credited his teammates and a commitment to scoring in the low post for his individual and team success against Lafayette. “When you have a guy who is hot, like I was in the first couple of minutes of the game, your teammates look for you,” Hummer said. “I have great teammates who pass the ball very well and our offense if hard to guard, so those two things, together, really helped me find my spots.” Despite shooting 12-for-16 from the floor and hauling down seven rebounds, Hummer didn’t deem the night a total success noting his team-high four turnovers. The Tigers limited the normally lethal outside shooting Leopards (10 per game entering the contest) to just 3-for-15 behind the arc, outrebounded the hosts 39-23 and shot 58% themselves from the floor. Still, there is room for improvement, according to Hummer. “You know, I think this is as close as we have gotten,” Hummer said. “If you just take away 5-6 turnovers then we have ourselves a good 40 minutes. I think we need to hit the boards a little more and take care of the ball a little more then we will have a pretty good team.” Related Posts:Sharpshooter’s Eye Series: Rotnei Clarke, ButlerColumbia’s win over ‘Nova serves as a reminder to not sleep on the IviesSharpshooter’s Eye Series: Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph’sLafayette’s Pat Doherty on the Leopard seniorsSharpshooter’s Eye Series: Brad Redford, Xavier
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Minor League team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

Dolphins teammate on Dion Jordan: It’s a bad situation

Texans reportedly the favorite to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Will Smith suspended eight games for 'foreign substance'

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

The Los Angeles Angels are finally finding their groove

Re-evaluating all 30 MLB teams at the quarter mark

Is virtual reality training the next leap forward for football?

Warriors a very shaky 2-0 against the Rockets

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

RG3 announces birth daughter's birth on social media

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the bowl system is just fine

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

Five QBs set for breakout campaigns

Report: Lakers will pursue Thibodeau

MLS leaders struggling with attendance

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.