This week's Nittany Lion of the week is Jamelle Cornley for leading Penn State to a win over the Indiana Hoosiers and a near upset of #7 ranked Michigan State.
Against Michigan State Cornley played all 40 mintues and had a career high 26 points. 15 of those points came in the second half as Penn State mounted a furious charge from 17 points down that came up just short. He also pulled down four rebounds and registered two assists. Unfortunately Penn State came up just short of pulling the major upset.
Against the Indiana Hoosiers Cornley played another 36 minutes and scored 17 points to go along with four rebounds as Penn State ended a 15 game winless streak against the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall.
Cornley is playing a ton of minutes in every game. As he said in a recent interview, if he doesn't come out in the first half he knows he's not going to get a rest. He is really Penn State's only threat to score in the low post, and he's easily our best rebounder even though he only stands 6'5" tall (And some say it's closer to 6'4"). Cornley's toughness, hustle, and determination have been an inspiration to the team this season and his entire career. For that, Jamelle Cornley is our Nittany Lion of the Week.