This year, Jordan Dingle put up one of the most impressive seasons in Penn history. And now, the junior guard from New York state is being rewarded with the honor of Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday. Furthermore, he was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection for the second straight year.
Dingle is now the 15th Quaker to earn the honor of Ivy League Player of the Year, and the first since AJ Brodeur shared the title with Yale's Paul Atkinson for the 2019-20 season. But if that wasn't an exclusive enough club, Dingle is just the fifth Penn player to receive the award for his junior season and first since Ibrahim Jaaber for 2005-06.
This season, Dingle led the Quakers with an astonishing 23.6 points per game during the regular season — second in all of NCAA Division I, only behind Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis. This mark is also the best in the Ivy League in the last 35 years, since Jim Barton scored 24.5 points per game in 1987-88.
But Dingle's impressive scoring is also backed up by strong efficiency and strong performances in other sections of the stat sheet. Improving significantly from last year, Dingle registered 46/36/87 shooting splits over the course of the 2022-23 season. And this season, he registered career highs in steals and rebounds, while his 57 assists are third on the team.
This incredible season puts Dingle in rare air among Quakers. His 637 points are the most in a single season in nearly three-quarters of a century and second all-time to Ernie Beck's 673 in the 1952-53 season. Furthermore, Dingle scored 20 or more points in 22 games this year, also second to Beck's 52-53 season, where he notched 25.
With one more year in the Red and Blue possible, Dingle still has a shot at the all-time career scoring record, where he is currently ninth, as well as the longest streak of double-digit scoring games — currently 36, dating back to the 2021-22 season.
While this is the highest honor given for the Ancient Eight, and one of the best of his career, Dingle is no stranger to conference recognition. Following a stellar freshman season in 19-20, he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a Freshman All-America. Additionally, he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week six times throughout that season. Last year, Dingle was twice named Ivy League Player of the Week en route to a unanimous first-team All-Ivy and a first-team All-Big 5 selection. This year, he was selected as a player of the week by both the Ivy League and Big 5 several times.
Dingle will next play with the Quakers against Princeton in the Ivy League Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Princeton, N.J.