Monday, February 13, 2012

Ivy Awards: Wroblewski is Player of the Week

The Ivy League Office named Cornell's Chris Wroblewski the Player of the Week and placed Jon Gray on the Honor Roll. "Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its ninth episode on Wednesday, Feb. 15, featuring an interview with Gray at 7 pm on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com. The Ivy League Office notes with respect to Wroblewski and Gray:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior guard Chris Wroblewski (Highland Park, Ill.) was simply dominant in a pair of wins over Yale and Brown, averaging 16.5 points, 9.0 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals while turning the ball over just once all weekend in 76 minutes. Wroblewski shot 50 percent from the floor, 63 percent from three-point range, connected on all four free throw attempts, and even added a block. In the Big Red’s 85-84 overtime win over Yale, he fell just two rebounds shy of Cornell’s first-ever triple double, ending the night with 18 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals without a turnover in 42 minutes. In the final three minutes of regulation, Wroblewski hit a pair of jumpers, assisted on a huge three-point basket and had three rebounds, including an offensive tap-out that led to a possession that Cornell scored on. In overtime, Wroblewski had an offensive rebound and dished off to an open shooter for a three-pointer to make it a two-possession game, and after Yale cut the deficit to one, hit a fall-away baseline jumper over Yale’s 6-10 Greg Mangano to put Cornell up 84-81 with 27 seconds to play. The following night against Brown he added 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, two steals and one turnover in the 72-63 victory. He made 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc and posted nine points and four assists in the decisive second half.

Wroblewski's Statistics for the Week

MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A B S PTS
vs. Yale 42 8-16 0.500 2-4 0.500 0-0 0.000 10 0 1 2 18
vs. Brown
34 4-8 0.500 3-4 0.750 4-4 1.000 8 0 0 2 15
TOTALS 38.0
12-24 0.500 5-8 0.625 4-4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.5 2.0 16.5

HONOR ROLL
Johnathan Gray, Cornell, Junior, Guard (Tampa, Fla.)
29 points, 6 rebounds vs. Yale
16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Brown

Below a release from Cornell Athletics:
Wroblewski Named Ivy League Player of the Week

ITHACA, N.Y. -- After helping Cornell to a weekend Ivy League sweep, senior guard Chris Wroblewski has been named the Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Week it was announced today. In addition, Johnathan Gray was named to the honor roll after his outstanding week that saw him average 22.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Wroblewski was simply dominant in a pair of wins over Yale and Brown, averaging 16.5 points, 9.0 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals while turning the ball over just once all weekend in 76 minutes. Wroblewski shot 50 percent from the floor, 63 percent from three-point range, connected on all four free throw attempts, and even added a block.

In the Big Red's 85-84 overtime win over Yale, he fell just two rebounds shy of Cornell's first-ever triple double, ending the night with 18 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals without a turnover in 42 minutes. In the final three minutes of regulation, Wroblewski hit a pair of jumpers, assisted on a huge three-point basket and had three rebounds, including an offensive tap-out that led to a possession that Cornell scored on. In overtime, Wroblewski had an offensive rebound and dished off to an open shooter for a three-pointer to make it a two-possession game, and after Yale cut the deficit to one, hit a fall-away baseline jumper over Yale's 6-10 Greg Mangano to put Cornell up 84-81 with 27 seconds to play.

The following night against Brown he added 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, two steals and one turnover in the 72-63 victory. He made 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc and posted nine points and four assists in the decisive second half.

Wroblewski and the Big Red return to action at Penn on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Palestra.


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
Week 4 December 5-Meiko Lyles, Columbia
Week 5 December 12-Kyle Casey, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 19-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 7 December 26-Tyler Bernardini, Penn
Week 8 January 2-Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 9 January 9-Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 10 January 16-Keith Wright, Harvard
Week 11 January 23-Mark Cisco, Columbia
Week 12 January 30-Andrew McCarthy, Brown
Week 13 February 6-Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 14 February 13-Chris Wroblewski, Cornell

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth
Week 2 November 21-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth
Week 3 November 28-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Alex Rosenberg, Columbia
Week 4 December 5-Jonah Travis, Harvard
Week 5 December 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 19-Galal Cancer, Cornell/John Golden, Dartmouth
Week 7 December 26-Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth
Week 8 January 2-Denton Koon, Princeton
Week 9 January 9-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth
Week 10 January 16-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 11 January 23-Corbin Miller, Harvard
Week 12 January 30-Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard
Week 13 February 6-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 14 February 13-Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn straight!!!

Anonymous said...

Ski & Johnny were sick this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Way to go wrobo.
Going out at the top of his game.

Anonymous said...

wrobo finally back to his old form. WELL DESERVING of this award

TJ said...

The chart has errors. It shows assist totals under rebounds, and it shows 0 assists. No need to post this comment, but maybe you could fix it?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Good catch, but that's what the Ivy office posted.