PRINCETON, N.J. -- Thanksgiving week is another busy seven days for Ivy League men’s basketball with 22 games on the slate with Ivy teams playing from Alaska to the Bahamas.
Five League squads are competing in early season tournaments with Dartmouth heading west to 49th state for its first-ever appearance in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska while Harvard heading to Paradise, actually Paradise Island in the Bahamas for the first-ever Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Brown finishes off its first-ever NIT Season Tip-Off appearance with two games on George Mason's home court, Princeton plays a trio of games at Bucknell in the TicketCity Legends and Penn hosts Pittsburgh and James Madison at The Palestra in the final games of the Philly Hoop Group Classic.
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 46 percent from the floor in helping the Big Red to a 2-1 week. Miller opened the week with career highs of 19 points and 8 rebounds to go along with a blocked shot and a steal in just 22 minutes in a win over Binghamton. He scored eight points and had two rebounds and a steal at Buffalo, then responded with 10 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in a victory over defending America East champion Boston University. On the season, Miller is among the team leaders in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks.
Miller’s Statistics for the Week
|vs. Binghamton ||22 ||6-10 ||0.600 ||1-2 ||0.500 ||6-8 ||0.750 ||8 ||0 ||1 ||1 ||19 |
|at Buffalo ||20 ||4-11 ||0.364 ||0-5 ||0.000 ||0-2 ||0.000 ||2 ||1 ||0 ||1 ||8 |
|vs. Boston University ||40||3-7||0.429||0-1||0.714||4-4||1.000||6||0||2||0||10|
Eitan Chemerinski, Cornell, Junior, Forward (Potomac, Md.)
14 points, 4 rebounds at Buffalo
13 points, 2 rebounds vs. Binghamton
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Zack Rosen, Penn/Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 2 November 21-Zack Rose, Penn
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth
Week 2 November 21-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth
The freshman opened the week with career highs of 19 points and eight rebounds to go along with a block and a steal in a win over Binghamton. After scoring eight points and grabbing two rebounds against a talented Buffalo frontcourt, he scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots to help Cornell knock off regining America East champion and preseason favorite Boston University.
Miller and the Big Red return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when they face Delaware at 7 p.m.