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Kit Mueller

Kit Mueller (College basketball. Born, Downers Grove, IL, May 8, 1969.) Second only to Bill Bradley in the pantheon of Princeton basketball scorers, Christopher Mueller (pronounced “Miller”) was a superb all-around player who, as a 6’7” center, finished his career second on the school’s assist list (381). He was also the top rebounder on a […]

Armond Hill

Armond Hill (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 31, 1953.)  An all-Ivy forward, Armond G. Hill co-captained Princeton’s 1975 N.I.T. champions as a junior.  Hill was an all-Ivy First Team pick each of his last two years with the Tigers and scored 1,057 career points in 70 games (1973-76).  He was the first-round draft choice […]

Fred Leuhring

Fred Leuhring (College basketball. Born, Hanover, KS, Nov. 18, 1881; died, Swarthmore, PA, Feb. 1, 1981.) As the first full-time professional basketball coach at Princeton, Frederick W. Leuhring coached the Tigers for eight seasons (1912-20). Leuhring was 100-43 at Princeton, tying for the E.I.B.L. title in 1916 but losing a playoff, 16-14, at Pennsylvania. He […]

Geoff Petrie

Geoff Petrie (College basketball.  Born, Springfield, PA, Apr. 17, 1948.)  A 6’4” guard, Geoffrey H. Petrie was the best player inherited by Pete Carril when he succeeded Bill van Breda Kolff at Princeton in 1967.  In Petrie’s first varsity season (1967-68), the Tigers went 20-6 and tied for the Ivy League title.  He averaged 12.9 points per […]

Bud Palmer

Bud Palmer (College and pro basketball.  Born, Hollywood, CA, Sept. 14, 1921.)  A slick 6’4″ forward from Princeton, John Palmer signed with the Knicks Dec. 18, 1946.  Palmer played most of three seasons with the team (1946-49) and then switched to broadcasting.  He paired with Marty Glickman (q.v.) on Knicks radio broadcasts (WMGM, 1050-AM) for […]

Ken Fairman

Ken Fairman (College athletics.  Born, Spring Valley, NY, Feb. 23, 1912; died, Princeton, NJ, Mar. 8, 1994.)  Princeton’s first official athletic director, R. Kenneth Fairman succeeded Asa Bushnell as graduate manager in 1938.  Fairman had been a football, basketball, and lacrosse player at Princeton.  He was also basketball coach from 1935-38 (25-38).  Fairman became the official […]

Pete Carril

Pete Carril (College basketball.  Born, Bethlehem, PA, July 10, 1931.)  A 29-year head coach at Princeton, Peter Carril took 11 teams in to the N.C.A.A. tournament and coached the 1975 N.I.T. champions.  Overall, Carril had 525 coaching wins in 798 games, including one season at Lehigh in 1966-67 (11-12), after which he went to Princeton, […]

Cappy Cappon

Cappy Cappon (College basketball.  Born, Holland, MI, Oct. 17, 1900; died, Princeton, NJ, Nov. 29, 1961.)  A thick-set, bald man who was somewhat more than he appeared, Franklin W. Cappon more than anyone else set the patterns of Princeton basketball that have endured for decades.  Cappon coached five league championship teams at Princeton as the […]

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley (College and pro basketball. Born, Crystal City, MO, July 28, 1943.)  William Warren Bradley was one of the most exciting college basketball players in the last four decades of the 20th century and then a starter on the Knicks’ two chapionship teams of the 1970s.  Bradley led Princeton to three straight Ivy League championships […]

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