Tuesday, June 5, 2012

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, Chris Wroblewski (Cornell '12) was selected by the Cornell Daily Sun to its list of the University's Top 25 Senior Athletes.  Below, some news and notes.

  • Jeff Aubry (Cornell '99) scored 8 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked 3 shots to help his Arecibo Capitanes to an 82-73 win Monday night over Mayaguez in game 2 of the BSN Puerto Rico Finals.  The series is now tied 1-1.

  • Above, Cornell incoming freshman, Braxston Bunce (Kelowna Secondary School) Kelowna, BC, Canada, 6-11, C, works out in training camp yesterday with the Canadian Junior National Team in Toronto at Ryerson University.   Bunce is among the the final 17 players who are competing for 12 roster spots to represent Canada in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in Brazil from June 16-20. 
  • Cornell is just weeks away from one its most significant recruiting events. The Cornell Basketball Prospect Camp for elite high school players considering playing at Cornell is scheduled for June 23-24. Cornell coaches direct the camp while several veteran Big Red players serve as counselors. Cornell's incoming committed recruits may also attend.
After being sidelined for a few weeks in April, the corner learned that former Saint Ignatius basketball standout and Cornell freshman Shonn Miller was named the 2012 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
The All-Ivy League honors are selected by a vote of the conference's eight head coaches.
Shonn, a three-time all-district honoree while playing for Coach Sean O’Toole ’87 at Saint Ignatius, became the seventh Cornell player to take home Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and the fourth in the last seven years. He established new Cornell freshman records for rebounds (170) and blocked shots (46), while earning the conference's Rookie of the Week honor five times.
Miller also ranked among the top 10 freshman scorers in Cornell history with 250 points. Shonn, now 6-foot-7 and getting bigger and stronger everytime I see him, ranked eighth in the Ivy League in rebounding and steals, and was second in blocks.
Shonn ended his freshman season averaging 8.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals per game while starting in 21 of Cornell’s 28 games. He shot 44 percent from the floor, including 51 percent from inside the 3-point arc. Shonn had three double-doubles, five double digit rebounding games and nine games in which he scored in double figures.
Again, it was a privilege and a pleasure to cover Shonn during his playing days for the Wildcats and we wish him nothing but bigger and better things as his exceptional talent, on and off the court, continues to grow.

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