Princeton senior forward Henry Caruso was reported out for the year Wednesday with a toe injury, making him the second Tiger this week to be declared out for a season that Princeton entered as Ivy frontrunner.
Caruso was a first-team All-Ivy selection as a junior last season, leading the Tigers in scoring and rebounding at 15.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and shooting at a 52.7 percent clip. Caruso contributed 9.5 points and 4.3 boards per contest in eight games this season.
Fellow senior Hans Brase was declared out for the year Sunday after sustaining another season-ending knee injury.
The back-to-back losses of Caruso and Brase leave the Tigers reeling, wiping out 37.9 minutes per game in Princeton’s vaunted frontcourt. Caruso in particular brought a singular offensive presence to the Tigers, equally adept at driving through the lane and hitting from long range. Caruso had narrowly led all Tigers in coach Mitch Henderson’s regular rotation in usage so far this season, and he leaves a significant void at both ends of the floor.