Saturday, May 1, 2010

Potential Walk-On Commits to Attend Cornell

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.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this the vaunted recruit you have been talking all this time about?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

No, this is not the transfer.

Anonymous said...

We already have a walkon combo guard. His name is Johnny Gray.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Jamal Cherry probably feels super welcome right now.

Eric said...

No kidding Anon 1:30. If Jamal is willing to commit to the time and effort to walk-on to a D1 team and study at Cornell -- I say welcome aboard. It's not like we are going to run out scholarships.

Anonymous said...

He looks solid. But don't we already have three 2's?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Jamal is a good player, but he is not considered a recruit and he doesn't have a promised roster spot.

He is mostly a defensive wing like Jason Battle. He may need a couple years to develop, but he has some potential to make an impact as an upperclassman.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jamal!
Theresa, The Balloon Lady

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jamal!
Theresa, The Balloon Lady

Anonymous said...

Are you saying he's a defensive wing because we already have a slew of three-point shooters? Looking at his highlights, this kid can shoot the trifecta, and when the other team sent someone out to guard him, he beat them off the dribble. Not everyone can bury 3-pointers like that, even without being guarded at all. Of course you have to take into account the level of the competition, but he looked pretty good to me.