Leopards Look to Build on 19-Win Season

Senior Jack Detmer and junior Seth Hinrichs will step into leadership roles for the 2013-14 season after the departure of Tony Johnson and Levi Giese, who held the captaincy last season. The all-time winningest coach in Lafayette and Patriot League history and longest-tenured coach in the conference, Fran O'Hanlon (Villanova, '70) enters his 19th season as the Leopards' head coach.

Lafayette finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 19-15 overall record and a 10-4 mark in Patriot League play that earned the Leopards the number-two seed in the Patriot League Tournament. The team advanced to the Patriot League championship game for the third time in four years after reeling off seven consecutive victories going into the game at Bucknell. The Bison came away with the victory and NCAA Tournament berth, but it was Lafayette's run that Leopard fans won't soon forget. Led by point guard Tony Johnson, the Leopards were spectacular at home, winning 14 of their 17 games at Kirby Sports Center, including a 79-71 win over Lehigh in the tournament semifinal to complete a season sweep against the Mountain Hawks. Johnson was a First Team All-Patriot League selection and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team along with Seth Hinrichs, who garnered Second-Team status. Bryce Scott earned a spot on the Patriot League's All-Rookie team.

returning players

Seth Hinrichs Seth Hinrichs
Excellent three-point shooter who has a good feel for the game ... Versatile contributor who was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week seven times as a freshman ... 2012-13 Second Team All-Patriot League ... Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... Led the Leopards and was fifth in the Patriot League with 14.5 points per game.

Dan Trist Dan Trist
Solid rebounder who is good around the hoop but can take his game outside ... Has significant international experience, playing with Australia's under-19 team at the U-19 World Championships in 2011 ... 2012-13: Started in all 29 games in which he played ... Third on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game.

Bryce Scott Bryce Scott
Left-handed combo guard who can play multiple positions ... Extremely hard worker ... Good mid-range and three-point shooter ... Has the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket ... 2012-13 Patriot League All-Rookie Team.

Joey Ptasinski Joey Ptasinski
Talented three-point shooter and tremendous at the free throw line ... Versatile scorer ... Named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team ... Played in every game, making 17 starts and averaged 28.8 minutes per game ... Fourth on the team with 9.6 points per game and second in three-pointers made (65).


2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
SCORING 2,349 2,346
Points per game 69.1 69.0
Scoring margin +0.1 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 842-1,842 864-1,864
Field goal pct .457 .464
3-POINT FG-ATT 276-718 217-600
3-point FG pct .384 .362
3-pt FG made per game 8.1 6.4
FREE THROWS-ATT 389-516 401-586
Free throw pct .754 .684
F-Throws made per game 11.4 11.8
REBOUNDS 1014 1149
Rebounds per game 29.8 33.8
Rebounding margin -4.0 -
ASSISTS 486 455
Assists per game 14.3 13.4
Turnovers per game 12.5 13.7
Turnover margin +1.2 -
Assist/turnover ratio 1.1 1.0
STEALS 231 221
Steals per game 6.8 6.5
BLOCKS 107 95
Blocks per game 3.1 2.8
ATTENDANCE 30,308 77,513
Home games-Avg/Game 17-1,783 17-4,560
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 0-0