NEW YORK – Every major basketball publication has a preseason poll. Each varies in some small way, if for no other reason than to differentiate from other rankings. As far as the
Lindy's preseason basketball write-up on the Ivy League named John Baumann the Preseason Player of the Year.
In 2006-07, Baumann led the Lions in scoring for the second consecutive year, averaging 13.3 ppg, which ranked 8th in the Ivy League.
He also ranked third in the league in rebounding (6.5 rpg), while leading the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.578) and three-point field goal percentage (.509). In Ivy League contests, Baumann was even more impressive, averaging 14.4 ppg and shooting a league-leading .610 from the floor.
Baumann's three-point field goal percentage ranks as the best all-time in
With 830 career points, Baumann is poised to be the first
This season, Baumann scored in double-digits 23 times, including five 20+ point games. He scored a career-high 29 points in a win over University of California-Davis in the regional consolation of the CBE Classic in
The Lions finished 16-12, 7-7 Ivy League for the most wins since 1992-93. The Lions seven Ivy League wins and fourth-place League finish was the best since 2000-01.
The Lions open their season on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 7 p.m. with a televised home game vs. local rival Fordham.