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During Ivy League play, Barbour led the league in assists and was second in scoring.
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Columbia's Brian Barbour Named to All-Ivy League First Team

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/07/2012
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NEW YORK - Columbia junior guard Brian Barbour gained a spot on the All-Ivy League first team, the Ivy League office announced Wednesday afternoon.

It is the second Ivy League postseason honor in Barbour's career after he earned honorable mention as a sophomore. Barbour is the second straight Columbia player to earn All-Ivy League first team honors after Noruwa Agho did so in 2011.

The first team nod comes after the Lions' point guard led the Ivy League in assists (5.6 assists per game) and was second in scoring (16.9 points per game) during league games. For the season, Barbour averaged 15.5 points and 4.3 assists in 30 games this season.

Barbour scored in double figures 24 times this season, topped 20 points 10 different times and established new career highs in points and assists in a game.

A tremendous floor general, Barbour's assist to turnover ratio was 1.9 to 1. He also made 90.1 percent of his free throws, which led the Ivy League and currently ranks third in the nation.

Not only was Barbour one of the league's most efficient offensive players, he was an effective defender, often called upon to limit taller guards. Barbour finished second on the team in steals and even grabbed 2.8 rebounds per game in average of 35.6 minutes per game.

Columbia finished the season at 15-15 overall, its second straight season with 15 wins, and will return all five starters from this year's team.

Ivy League Player of the Year
*Zack Rosen, Penn (Sr., G, Colonia, N.J.)

Ivy League Rookie of the Year
Shonn Miller, Cornell (Fr., F, Euclid, Ohio)

Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year
Reggie Willhite, Yale (Sr., G/F, Elk Grove, Calif.)

First Team All-Ivy^
Brian Barbour, Columbia (Jr., G, Alamo, Calif.)
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (Sr., G, Highland Park, Ill.)
Kyle Casey, Harvard (Jr., F, Medway, Mass.)
*Zack Rosen, Penn (Sr., G, Colonia, N.J.)
*Ian Hummer, Princeton (Jr., F, Vienna, Va.)
Greg Mangano, Yale (Sr., C, Orange, Conn.)

Second Team All-Ivy
Sean McGonagill, Brown (So., G, Brookfield, Ill.)
Brandyn Curry, Harvard (Jr., G, Huntersville, N.C.)
Keith Wright, Harvard (Sr., F, Suffolk, Va.)
Douglas Davis, Princeton (Sr., G, Philadelphia)
Reggie Willhite, Yale (Sr., G/F, Elk Grove, Calif.)

Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Johnathan Gray, Cornell (Jr., G, Tampa, Fla.)
Rob Belcore, Penn (Sr., G, Lake Forest, Ill.)

* Unanimous selection
^ Expanded to six players due to tie in voting

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