Bob Scrabis: Guard, Princeton, 1985-1989, 2-time All-Ivy first-team,
1989 Ivy Player of the Year, finished his career with the 4th most
points in school history (currently #6) and most 3-point field goals
made (currently #5).
Stats G FG% 3P% FT% PPG
85-86 25 50.6 N/A 79.2 8.2
86-87 25 57.2 43.4 87.1 14
87-88 26 52.7 48.2 86.1 16.1
88-89 26 45.3 39.6 83.3 15
TOTALS 102 51.2 43.4 84.4 13.4
What professional teams have you played for since graduating? I tried
out for the New Jersey Nets in 1989, but I strained my hamstring on
the second day and eventually left camp.
If your playing days are already over, what are you up to these days?
I am a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Red
3. What was the best moment of your college career? Winning the Ivy
League title at Harvard (Princeton beat Harvard 73-64 on March 4,
1989) and the Georgetown game (Scrabis had his shot blocked by
Georgetown?s Alonzo Mourning in the final seconds as #1-seed
Georgetown held on to beat #16-seed Princeton 50-49 on March 17, 1989
in the first round in one of the most famous games in NCAA Tournament
4. What are the major differences between the professional game and
the college game? The college game is more pure to the ideas of sport
and teamwork. I was very disillusioned by the business/money side of
5. What are the major differences between Ivy League play and other
Division 1 play? In the Ivy League, games are usually played on
Friday and Saturday nights. This equates to long road trips and
back-to-back game nights. Preparation for the games is rather unique:
preparing for 2 opponents in the same week. Our coaches did a
tremendous job of preparing us for upcoming league games. Also, the
academic load is greater. Whereas at other schools, athletes may be
admired for their sacrifice/discipline, in my opinion the Ivy academic
world looks down upon athletes ("you got in because you play sports").
6. Who was the best player you ever played with? Joe Scott (the
current head coach at Princeton), Princeton?s starting point guard
from 1985-1987. Joe was my teammate for 2 years at Princeton, and I
also played with Joe in summer leagues and other events. He knew the
game better than anyone I ever played with or against, and was a
7. Who was the best player you ever played against? Lionel Simmons
(1990 National Player of the Year at LaSalle): we could not stop him.
What advice do you have for current Ivy players who want to make it to
the pros? The odds are against you, but there are tremendous
opportunities overseas, so go for it.
9. What advice do you have for current Ivy players who are not sure
what to do if they cannot make it to the pros? Be prepared at a young
age to work extremely hard, be open-minded to new experiences, and
value your relationships with your current teammates.