A source close to the situation confirmed for The Cornell Basketball Blog that Cornell has added a potential walk-on to the to the 2010-2011 roster. Jamal Cherry G 6-4 185 Tampa FL Tampa Prep School has committed to attend Cornell and was offered an opportunity to try out and walk onto the team next season.
Known as an athletic slasher and defensive stalwart in the mold of former Cornellian, Jason Battle, Cherry was a multiple-year selection to the FHSAA Class 2A - All State team and the All-County Team by the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times.
Cherry averaged 13 points and 4.6 rebounds per game as a senior. As a junior, he averaged 14.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Cherry also averaged better than 2 steals per game during both his junior and senior seasons.
His Tampa Prep teammate, Jay Bowie, a 6-5 wing is headed to Marist.
Cherry boast a 3.8 GPA, better than a 1300 on the SAT and scored a 30 on the ACT.