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Men's Basketball Wins against Harvard Credit: Andrew Dierkes , Andrew Dierkes

Last year, Fran Dougherty made huge strides during the summer, allowing him to return to the Palestra and put up much improved stats.

Currently, a good number of Penn players, from veterans Dougherty and Miles Cartwright to incoming freshman Matt Howard, are participating in the Delaware County Pro-Am Summer League, taking place at Haverford College.

The teams are through two games worth of action, and even now, a few numbers stand out as Penn preps for the 2013-2014 campaign.

Dougherty and Cartwright’s team, “Trad Jazz,” is 2-0, with Dougherty leading the charge in the first game, putting up 19 points to lead his squad over “Doc P’s,” Howard’s team, 71-68.

After a strong showing in his first contest, Dougherty cooled off on Sunday, putting up just five points.

Cartwright has averaged 13 points over the first two games. In his team’s first game, he scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half in “Trad Jazz”’s win over “Doc P’s”. Howard has put up strong scoring numbers after two games. In his loss against “Trad Jazz”, he put up 13 points, while he led his team on Sunday night with 14 points.

In Doc P’s second game, Howard and company faced off against Tony Hicks’ “Drexel 1” team, which is comprised of Hicks and, not surprisingly, former and current Drexel players. Hicks put up nine points in the first half of that contest but went scoreless in the second half.

Hicks has put up fair numbers thus far though after posting 12 points in his first contest. His team is 2-0.

Incoming freshmen Preston Troutt and Tony Bagtas are also taking part in the league, with Troutt playing alongside Howard on “Doc P’s”, while Bagtas is suiting up with Dougherty and Cartwright.

Earlier in the year, Bagtas was quoted as saying that he had been told by the Penn coaching staff that he would “run the team.”

The DP will continue to follow the Delaware County Pro-Am as the summer progresses.

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