The Princeton men closed out their 2021 schedule against Division III Kean College Tuesday night, taking care of business in a 100-59 win. The Tigers’ out-of-conference record concludes at 10-3.
Continuing its recent hot-shooting streak, the home team shot 63% for the game, 70% for the first half, and 52% from deep.
Tosan Ebvuomwan did not play, needing the rest more than he did a game against a DIII squad. Keeshawn Kellman was grateful for the chance to start and made the most of it with 10 points and seven rebounds. He makes some startlingly great plays around the basket but also turns the ball over when he tries to put it on the floor. If Kellman can reverse the turnover frequency, his size and strength give the team another dimension. Look for him to be a factor in the Ivy League campaign.
Mason Hooks and Max Johns combined for 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting from the field. Johns hit two of three shots from deep.
The starters were limited in playing time. Henderson got 16 people on the floor tonight. Among the rookies, Darius Gakwasi and Blake Peters showed flashes of brilliance. Tiger fans have a lot to expect from these two, perhaps as early as next season.
So long from Jadwin Gym. See you on Jan. 2 at Harvard, COVID willing!