Friday, November 5, 2010

The Scorer: John Bajusz ('87)

Above and below, John Bajusz ('87), one of the greatest to ever wear the Cornell jersey. Bajusz was a three-time All-Ivy 1st team selection as a guard for the Big Red, becoming just the 12th Ivy player to earn three 1st team selections.

He was also runner-up for Ivy Player of the Year two straight years. He also received honorable mention All-America by The Sporting News three years. Bajusz set Cornell career records for points (1663), field goals made (647) and free throw percentage (.856). He currently sits as Cornell's second all time career scorer. He was the Ivy Rookie of the Year in 1984 and an All-Ivy honorable mention as a freshman.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

John could really shoot the rock.

Anonymous said...

Greatest shooter I've ever seen, even better than Ryan Whitman. Right up there with Chris Mullen. It was a privilege watching him for 3 years. St John's legend Lou Carnesseca was quoted in the NY Times, calling Bajusz one of the best shooters on the east coast. Very clutch too. If they counted 3 point shot in those days, he's still be our leading scorer, but then again,he may havegone to Duke or one of those type of schools.-Yoram silagy

Anonymous said...

A game of horse between Bajusz in his prime and Wittman... that would be something to see.

BigRed1965 said...

Bajusz was wonderful to watch. A very smooth shooter indeed. I remember that after his senior season, Sporting News named him to its All-America honorable mention list. If they only had the 3-point goal when he was playing... Having met him on basketball trips to Cornell in the 80s, I can also say he was a gentleman.