- Tampa Bay Online published a story announcing the commitment of walk-on recruit, Jamal Cherry. Yesterday we posted a story from TampaBay.com on the commitment.
Terrapins' Cherry, Heath to be college walk-ons
Tampa Prep senior guards Jamal Cherry and Jordan Heath, starters on the Terrapins' Class 2A state runner-up team, are planning to continue to play basketball in college.
Cherry, 6-foot-4, was Tampa Prep's second-leading scorer last season, averaging 13.0 points per game as well as 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He ended his career with 1,295 points and played in the state tournament in three of his four varsity seasons. Cherry was named a Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association All-Star and was selected to the Tribune's All-Hillsborough County second team.
Cornell advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament last season. Cherry will be reunited with former Berkeley Prep rival Johnathan Gray, who walked on to Cornell's team last season.
Heath, a 6-0 left-hander and two-year starter, averaged 3.9 points and 2.3 assists per game for the state-ranked Terrapins.
- With the addition of transfer, Andrew Ferry, Cornell continues its longstanding practice of landing late recruiting coups via available transfers. During 2010-2011, the Big Red roster will feature four former Division I transfers. Below is a list of Cornell's transfers since the 1999-2000 season.
*1999-2000-Greg Barratt 6’9”-
Utah Valley Statevia Univ.of Utah
*2000-2001-Ryan Cheesman 6’6”
Utah Valley State
*2002-2003-Jed Ronalds 6'10" Univ. California at San Diego
*2003-2004-Stevan Marcetic 6’9”
*2004-2005-Ryan Rourke 6’8”
via Air Force Mesa College
*2005-2006-Ugo Ihekweazu 6’5”
Hartford6’9” Chemeketa Community College
*2007-2008-Collin Robinson 6’0”
Universityof Southern California
*2007-2008-Jeff Foote 7’0” St. Bonaventure
*2007-2008-Andre Wilkins 6’5” Blinn College
*2008-2009-Marc Van Burck 6'11" Salt Lake C.C. via University of Colorado
*2008-2009-Max Groebe 6'4" University of Massachusetts (currently active)
*2008-2009-Mark Coury 6'9" University of Kentucky (currently active)
*2009-2010-Anthony Gatlin 6'8" Centenary College (currently active)
*2010-2011-Andrew Ferry 6'2" Valpo. Univ./Palm Beach St. (currently active)