SYRACUSE, NY. – June 3, 2011 – The Onondaga Community College men’s basketball program has signed six outstanding high school seniors to National Junior College Athletic Association Letters of Intent. Jonathan Foulds (Norwich), David Jackowski (Cicero-North Syracuse), Adam Misener (Liverpool), Michael Scott (Chittenango), Jacob VanDusen (Oneonta), and Tyler Wood (Broadalbin-Perth) have all signed and committed to continue their education and basketball careers at Onondaga in 2011-2012. They will join eight players from the 2010-2011 team who have signed Letters of Intent to return next season.
Foulds, a 6’3” guard, averaged 14.8 points per game and was named the Most Valuable Player in leading Norwich to the Section IV Class A semi-finals this season and finals last season. He was a 7th team Class A All-State selection and a 1st Team All-Southern Tier Athletic Conference selection. Foulds was also named to the Basketball Coaches Association of New York All-Section IV 1st Team, the Binghamton Press and Sun Elite 10 All-Star Team, and the Evening Sun All-Star Team. He was selected to play in the STAC Senior All-Star Game and the Stars and Stripes Classic. He was a three sport star at Norwich, competing in football and track and field, and capturing the Section IV Class B championship in the 110 meter high hurdles.
Jackowski, a 6’2” forward, was a key member of a CNS team that went 36-6 over two seasons. As a senior, he led the Northstars to the Section III Class AA semi-finals and was named to the All-Tournament team in the sectional tournament. As a junior, he was a key reserve on a CNS team that captured the school’s first sectional championship ever and reached the New York State Class AA quarter-finals. He was also selected to the Zebra Classic as a senior.
Misener, a 6’ guard, averaged 14.0 points per game for Liverpool. He connected on 66 three-point goals as a senior, the most of any player in Section III. He was a 3rd Team All-Central New York Counties League selection, and was selected to play in the Zebra Classic.
Scott, a 6’9” post player, averaged 11.5 points per game in leading Chittenango to the Section III playoffs. He was a 1st Team Onondaga High School League Freedom American Division All-League selection as a senior after having been named 2nd Team All-League as a junior. He was also a two-time selection to the Zebra Classic, and was named to the Classic’s All-Tournament Team as a senior.
VanDusen, a 6’4” forward, led Oneonta to the Section IV Class B championship game. He averaged 14.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. He was a 7th team Class B All-State selection, a Daily Star 1st Team All-Star, and a Southern Tier Athletic Conference All-East Division selection. He was selected to play in the Stars and Stripes Classic.
Wood, a 6’ guard, was a three-year varsity performer at Broadalbin-Perth. As a senior, he averaged 22.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game and connected on 55 three-point goals in leading Broadalbin-Perth to the Section II Class BB semi-finals. He was the 5th leading scorer in all of Section II and was a 1st Team Foothills Council All-Star. As a junior, he averaged 16.5 points per game and was a 2nd Team Foothills Council All-Star, and as a sophomore he helped his team reach the New York State Class B Final Four.
Foulds, Jackowski, Misener, Scott, VanDusen, and Wood will join eight returnees to form the nucleus of the 2011-2012 team. Returning are leading scorer Jesse Gates (17.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg), point guard Jordan Prior (6.2 ppg, 3.1 apg), shooting guards Tom Graf (6.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg) and Brandon Seibt (10.0 ppg), swingmen Kevin Corbin (4.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg) and Mike Ontl (2.2 ppg), and forwards Nick Rizzo (1.8 ppg) and Steve Lothridge (1.7 rpg).
Onondaga will look to extend its streak of 11 consecutive post-season appearances in 2011-2012. Last year, the Lazers finished 20-10 and advanced to the Mid-State Athletic Conference semi-finals and the NJCAA Region 3 quarter-finals. Onondaga will open the 2011-2012 season at home on November 5, against Northampton Community College.
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