March 11, 2009
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University junior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, NJ) and sophomore forward Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) have earned All-Ivy honors in a vote of the eight Ancient Eight men's basketball coaches. Mullery is the 17th player in Brown basketball history to earn first team All-Ivy honors, while Sullivan is an honorable mention All-Ivy selection.
The 6-8 Mullery led the Bears in scoring with 16.1 points per game, fourth best in the Ivy League, and was Brown's top scorer in 15 of 28 games. He established a new single-season Brown record for blocked shots with 59 blocks, seventh best in Ivy League basketball history. His 115 career blocked shots are second in the Brown record book and 18th best in Ivy League Basketball history. Alai Nuualiitia blocked 119 shots for the Bears from 1999-2003.
A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Mullery shot an amazing 61-percent from the field (174 of 287) to lead the Ivy League, while his 2.1 blocked shots per game was second in the league. He was at his best in Ivy League games, leading the league in rebounding with 7.9 per game, and blocking a league-leading 2.6 shots per game.
Mullery turned in one of the greatest performances in Brown basketball history by registering a 20-20 double-double against Harvard, scoring 21 points and grabbing 20 rebounds against the Crimson to become the first Brown player in 25 years to grab 20 rebounds in a game. He also connected on nine of nine for the game and blocked three shots in the game against the Crimson.
Mullery's rare 20-20 double-double against Harvard was Brown's first in 35 years. Phil Brown scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds against Memphis State on December 12, 1974.
Sullivan was the Ivy League's fifth leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game. He scored a career high 26 points against Army and scored in double figures 22 times, including 20 or more points six times. He also pulled down a career high nine rebounds against Rhode Island.
The "Iron Man" of the Ivy League, Sullivan's 35.9 minutes per game led the league. He played 40 or more minutes eight times, including back-to-back games against Penn and Princeton.
A tri-captain of this year's team, Sullivan ranked seventh in the Ivy league in three point field goals made (1.7 per game) and he was ninth in the league in free throw percentage (.726). His 4.9 rebounds per game was 12th in the Ivy League
First Team Matt Mullery, Brown (Jr., F, Millstone, N.J.) Louis Dale, Cornell (Jr., G, Birmingham, Ala.) *Ryan Wittman, Cornell (Jr., F, Eden Prairie, Minn.) *Alex Barnett, Dartmouth (Sr., G/F, St. Louis, Mo.) Jeremy Lin, Harvard (Jr., G, Palo Alto, Calif.)
* unanimous selection
Second Team Jason Miller, Columbia (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ohio) Jeff Foote, Cornell (Sr., C, Lockwood, N.Y.) Drew Housman, Harvard (Sr., G, Calabasas, Calif.) Ross Morin, Yale (Sr., F, Cincinnati, Ohio) Travis Pinick, Yale (Sr., G/F, Orange, Calif.)
Honorable Mention Peter Sullivan, Brown (So., F, Wilmette, Ill.) Tyler Bernardini, Penn (So., G/F, Carlsbad, Calif.) Pawel Buczak, Princeton(Jr., C, Moorestown, N.J.) Douglas Davis, Princeton (Fr., G, Philadelphia, Pa.) Alex Zampier, Yale (Jr., G, East Greenbush, N.Y.)
Player of the Year Alex Barnett, Dartmouth
Rookie of the Year Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (Fr., G, Highland Park, Ill.)
Defensive Player of the Year Jeff Foote, Cornell