March 11, 2009

Morin, Pinick Named Second Team All-Ivy For Second Straight Year

March 11, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ross Morin, who led Yale in scoring (13.6 ppg.) and Travis Pinick, who shot 63.4 percent from the field in Ivy games, both earned second team All-Ivy recognition for the second straight year. In addition, Alex Zampier, who was second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg.), was named honorable mention All-Ivy.

Morin, one of only two players to start all 28 games, finished seventh in the Ivy League in scoring and tied for fifth in rebounding (5.9 rpg.). He led Yale in scoring in 14 games and had four double-doubles, including a 20-point, 10-rebound performance in a victory over Brown. In his career he scored 1,021 points, becoming only the 22nd player in school history with at least 1,000 points.

Pinick, who missed only one game in his career, averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. He finished seventh in the league in rebounding, second in field goal percentage (.560), sixth in assists (2.9 per game) and fifth in steals (1.4 per game). His 122 career steals are the ninth most in Yale history. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds against Alabama.

Travis Pinick


Zampier , a junior, led the league in free throw shooting with an .848 percentage, the fourth best in a single season in school history. He was second in steals (1.6 per game) and eighth in scoring (13.2 ppg.).

The Bulldogs finished with a 13-15 overall record and were 8-6 in Ivy play. Yale and Princeton finished in a second-place tie.

2008-09 All-Ivy Men's Basketball Team

First Team
Matt Mullery, Brown (Jr., F, Millstone, N.J.)
Louis Dale, Cornell (Jr., G, Birmingham, Ala.)
*Ryan Wittman, Cornell (So., 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, Willmette, 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

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity