Mark McAndrew and Damon Huffman Earn All-Ivy Honors
March 7, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior guard Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI), the Ivy League's leading scorer with 18.6 points per game, and junior guard Damon Huffman (Petoskey, MI), the league's seventh-leading scorer (14.7 ppg.), have been honored by the Ivy League as All-Ivy selections in a vote of the conference's men's basketball coaches. McAndrew joins an elite group of Brown players to be named a first team All-Ivy selection, while Huffman was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection.
A four-time Ivy Player of the Week in 2006-2007, McAndrew becomes the 15th Brown player to be named first team All-Ivy in the 51-year history of the Ivy League. The 15 Brown players have been named 24 times.
McAndrew's meteoric rise to the top of the Ancient Eight is a reflection of his extraordinary work ethic and determination to succeed. A candidate for the Most Improved Player in the nation, McAndrew averaged just 1.2 points per game last season.
In addition to leading the Ivies in scoring, McAndrew's 15.8 points per game overall ranked third in the Ivy League. He led the Bears and ranked seventh in the Ivy League in rebounding with 5.3boards per game, and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage (.848), seventh-best in Brown basketball history. He also ranked fifth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.442), fifth in the league in three-point field goals (2.48 per game), and sixth in the league in field goal percentage (.464).
McAndrew exploded for a career-high 33 points against Cornell and scored 30 points against Hartford; 27 points against Yale, all in the second half, 26 points against Columbia and 25 points against Dartmouth. Twice he pulled down double-figure rebounds, 14 against Quinnipiac and 13 against Cornell.
An excellent long-range shooter, McAndrew's 72 three-point baskets ranked second in the Brown record book, while his 99 career treys are 10th in Brown history. At the free throw line, McAndrew connected on 134 of 158 shots (.848), seventh-best in the Brown record book. His 15 free throws (15 of 16) against Quinnipiac rank 10th best in the Brown record book, while he connected on double-digit free throws three other times, including a 12 of 12 performance against Dartmouth.
A graduate of Barrington High School and Worcester Academy, McAndrew logged a team high 36.4 minutes per game, 37.9 minutes in Ivy games, and played the entire 40 minutes six times, playing the entire game against Columbia (twice), Cornell, Princeton, Harvard and Western Ill.
Huffman's season nearly came to a crashing finish when he was injured early in Brown's first game against Michigan State and missed Brown's next six games. He returned to the lineup in December and exploded for a career high 30 points against Rhode Island, connecting on 8 of 11 treys, including his last eight three-point attempts. Huffman's eight's treys were one short of the Brown record held by Brian Lloyd vs. Lafayette in 1995. He tied the mark of eight treys by Patrick Lynch vs. Dartmouth in 1987, Chuck Savage vs. Columbia in 1991, and Brian Lloyd vs. Yale in 1995.
A former Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Huffman averaged 14.7 points per game, seventh-best in the Ivy League, while his 2.83 three-point field goals per game ranked second in the league. He was fourth in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (75 of 89, .843), fifth in field goal percentage (99 of 204, .485), and third in three-point field goal percentage (65 of 143, .455).
Huffman tossed in 20 of his game high 26 points in the second half against Harvard, knocking down 13 of 14 free throws and 3 of 7 treys. He registered a career high six steals against the Crimson, third best in the Brown record book. Huffman scored 20 or more points against Hartford (22), Western Illinois (21), Columbia (20, 22) and Princeton (21). In addition, his 65 treys this season are fourth in the Brown record book, while his 160 career treys rank third best in Brown basketball history.
2006-07 Men's Basketball All-Ivy
First Team: Mark McAndrew, Brown (Jr., G, Barrington, R.I.) John Baumann, Columbia (Jr., F, Westport, Conn.) Ibrahim Jaaber, Penn (Sr., G, Elizabeth, N.J.) Mark Zoller, Penn (Sr., F, Blue Bell, Pa.) Eric Flato, Yale (Jr., G, Piedmont, Calif.)
Second Team: Andrew Naeve, Cornell (Sr., C, Miles, Iowa) Ryan Wittman, Cornell (Fr., F, Eden Prairie, Minn.) Leon Pattman, Dartmouth (Sr., G/F, Memphis, Tenn.) Brian Grandieri, Penn (Jr., G, Media, Pa.) Casey Hughes, Yale (Sr., G/F, New Haven, Conn.)
Honorable Mention: Damon Huffman, Brown (Jr., G, Petoskey, Mich.) Louis Dale, Cornell (Fr., G, Birmingham, Ala.) Alex Barnett, Dartmouth (So., G/F, St. Louis, Mo.) Jim Goffredo, Harvard (Sr., G, La Crescenta, Calif.) Drew Housman, Harvard (So., G, Calabasas, Calif.)
Rookie of the Year: Ryan Wittman, Cornell
Player of the Year: Ibrahim Jaaber, Penn