Friday, October 1, 2010

George Farley, the Original Cornell Rebounder

Cornell's individual single game scoring record is held by George Farley ('60) after he pumped in 47 points against Princeton on March 5, 1960. However, Farley was not known as an explosive scorer. His specialty for the Big Red was rebounding. In fact, his single game scoring record, which stands today, was set just two weeks after Farley set Cornell's single game rebounding record of 26 against Brown on February 26, 1960.

Farley, who was a 6'7" center, is also 1st and 3rd in the Cornell record books for rebounds in a season, recording 466 during the '59-'60 season and 405 during the '58-'59 season.

Farley is also Cornell's all time leading rebounder with 1,089 (4th in Ivy League history).

An All-Ivy first-team selection in 1959-1960, Farley was selected in the NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 5th Round (34th).

1 comment:

George Farley III said...

Thanks so much for this...

Unfortunately, Big George passed away nearly 4 years ago - but will never be forgotten, by anyone who met him. I truly appreciate your sharing his story. It's wonderful to know he is still remembered - and that his records remain intact :)

- Little George