Monday, November 28, 2011

Cornell's Shonn Miller Takes Home Third Ivy League Rookie of the Week Award

Cornell's Shonn Miller was selected as the Co-Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week by the Ivy League Office. Drew Ferry also was named to the League's Honor Roll. Below is an excerpt of the news release:

CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK

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Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) averaged 8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in two games for the Big Red, including earning his first career starts. Miller had eight points, a career-best 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals against an athletic Delaware frontcourt. He answered that performance with nine points, seven rebounds, a block and a steal against American. He made 4-of-7 shots from the floor in the two-point loss to the Eagles and hit his only three-point attempt in the final minute.

Miller' Statistics for the Week


MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A
B S PTS
at Delaware
31
2-8
0.250
1-4
0.250
3-4
0.750
10
0
3
2
8
vs. American
24 4-7 0.571 1-1 1.000 0-0 0.000 7 0 1 1 9
TOTALS 25.5 6-15 0.400 2-5 0.400 3-4 0.750 8.5 0.0 2.0 1.5 12.0

HONOR ROLL

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Drew Ferry, Cornell, Senior, Guard (Milwaukee, Wis.)
16 points, 3 rebounds at Delaware
8 points, 3 assists vs. American


Miller Captures Third Straight Ivy Rookie of the Week Nod
Cornell Athletics

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third straight week to begin his career, again sharing the award after two strong efforts for the Big Red men's basketball team.

Miller, who leads Cornell is rebounding and blocked shots and sits third on the team in scoring, shared the honor with Columbia's Alex Rosenberg. Miller averaged 8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in two games for the Big Red, including earning his first career starts. He had eight points, a career-best 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals against an athletic Delaware frontcourt. He answered that performance with nine points, seven rebounds, a block and a steal against American.

Miller and the Big Red close out the first semester when they play host to Lehigh on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Newman Arena in Bartels Hall.



IVY LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS 2011-2012

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week 1 November 14-Zack Rosen, Penn/Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 2 November 21-Zack Rose, Penn
Week 3 November 28-Keith Wright, Harvard

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth
Week 2 November 21-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth
Week3 November 28-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Alex Rosenberg, Columbia

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So this kid doesn't even start practicing until the week before games and he takes home every weekly award so far. Coach Courtney said in the interview after American that he didn't even play that well yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Miller is great to watch, except for some excessive whining. Seriously, play through the calls. Watching someone gesture to the refs two plays after a call doesn't go your way is a waste of energy and focus.

TJ said...

He'll learn. His teammates were on him about that, which is great.

What these awards never mention is defense. Miller played great defense against American's top scorer most of the way. It cost him almost his limit of fouls, but that's ok.

q'nis said...

Best Freshman I ever remember seeing at Cornell. His game is pretty polished. He and Galal are both way ahead of where Lou and Witt were as Freshman. Future looks bright if they stay healthy.