Princeton is within the Candy 16 for the primary time since Invoice Bradley coached the Tigers there in 1967. That is eight years earlier than present Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson was born. After a short interlude from Fairleigh Dickinson, Princeton has been established because the San Pedro of 2023. There’s one thing within the New Jersey water. It feels bizarre to name Princeton Cinderella, contemplating her $36 billion endowment, however right here we’re. There must be a greater time period for this wealth than extra wealth historical past. We could keep in mind the Cinderella reference and name them the Snow Whites of the match, as a nod to her historical past as a sleeping basketball royalty woke up by Prince(ton) Charming, Mitch Henderson.
On the pitch, Ivy League Participant of the Yr Tosan Evbuomwan has been the catalyst. The 6-foot-8, 219-pound level ahead coming from Newcastle, England, is the closest factor to a Cinderella story. Evbuomwan was born late, and her father despatched spotlight tapes to Ivy League colleges hoping somebody would take an opportunity. Princeton did it and Evbuomwan is paying Princeton for it by posting 15 factors, 6.2 boards and doling out almost 5 assists an evening this season.
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