2011-12 Men's Basketball
Coach: Parrish Petry
Assistant Coach: Alex Knox
Assistant Coach: Matt Rotonda
Managers: Derrick Wright, Tay Williams
Overall Record: 16-7
The 2011-12 Penn State York men’s basketball Lions enjoyed a successful campaign, among the winningest in York campus history. As a unit, the leadership and effort of all of the returners set the stage for what was a fantastic season. Head coach Parrish Petry also saw his recruiting pay immediate dividends as the Lions reaped the benefits of contributions from virtually all of the freshmen players. The 16-7 mark was highlighted by a fourth consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Southern Division Championship, and victories over traditional conference playoff teams Penn State DuBois, Penn State Brandywine (two), and Penn State Hazleton.
The team will say goodbye to senior Josh Czerski, a swingman who used his heart and his passion to lead the Lions. A four-year starter, Josh's effort and toughness will be missed by the program moving forward. As a senior, Josh took under his wing a plethora of freshman all poised and hungry to impact the team in the coming years.
Junior forward Xavier Smith emerged as the Lions best post presence. His defensive-minded approach and athleticism guided him to have his most successful season. Becoming a reliable low-post scoring option, the Lions will count on him to provide some stability in the front court as a senior.
Sophomore center Ben Todd started all but one game and saw his game improve in leaps and bounds as his minutes increased dramatically from his freshman year. He will be counted on to use his size, strength, and improved conditioning to be a factor as he becomes an upper classmen in the rotation.
Sophomore swingman Jamahl Ralls proved his scoring ability as a sophomore. He combined his ability to attack the rim with a few key big three pointers to end the season as the teams leading scorer.
Sophomore guard David Salerno used his long range shooting ability to help spread the floor for the Lions on the offensive end. He stepped up as a starter in the last quarter of the season, using his experience and knowledge to help the younger Lions as well.
Freshman guard Tyler Martin became an important piece to the puzzle very early in the season, using his athleticism, vision, defense, and grit to help the Lions, mainly using these abilities to control the tempo on both ends of the floor.
Junior forward Zach Harlem enjoyed increased productivity as the season wore on, putting up scoring and rebounding numbers toward the end of the season that helped the Lions in big game situations.
Freshman guard Tyler Mitchell was used at both guard positions and used his overall game in conjunction with his decision-making to help the Lions.
Freshman forward Josh Jamison became a presence when the Lions would look to him to finish fast breaks and help rebound the basketball. He improved greatly as the season wore on.
Freshman guard Nick Doolin used his strong frame and quick feet to become one of the Lions top on-ball defenders. In the closing weeks of the season, his clutch shooting greatly contributed to a number of Lions victories.
Freshman guard Evan Ehrhart often sparked the Lions in the right situations. He was able to knock down key three pointers on many occasions throughout the season.
Freshman guard Kris Curry-Davis earned increased minutes late in the season at both guard positions. His defense, mid-range shooting, and speed were contributing factors to a number of key wins.
Freshman center Jared Miller used his size to provide an important detractor in practice situations. His positive attitude and ability to help prepare for opposing big men proved a valuable asset to the team.
The Lions will look to build on success and contend for the PSUAC Conference Championship with a great nucleus of returning players leading the way in the upcoming season.
|2011-2012 Men's Basketball Roster|
|Misc||Jersey #||Name||Position||Height||Class-Yr.||High School|
|11||Kris Curry-Davis||Point Guard||5'10"||Freshman||Randallstown High School|
|12||Joshua Czerski||Guard||6'1"||Senior||Towson Catholic High School|
|30||Nick Doolin||Point/Shooting Guard||6'0"||Freshman||Randallstown High School|
|3||Evan Ehrhart||Shooting Guard||5'10"||Freshman||Red Lion Senior High|
|23||Zach Harlem||Forward||6'5"||Junior||Oneonta High School|
|44||Joshua Jamison||Guard||6'1"||Freshman||Dulaney High School|
|14||Tyler Martin||Point Guard||5'10"||Freshman||J.P. McCaskey High School|
|52||Jared Miller||Center||6'7"||Freshman||Lancaster Mennonite High School|
|5||Tyler Mitchell||Point Guard||5'10"||Freshman||Manheim Township High School|
|24||Jamahl Ralls||Shooting Guard||6'0"||Sophomore||Edgewood High School|
|20||David Salerno||Shooting Guard||5'11"||Sophomore||Notre Dame High School|
|10||Xavier Smith||Small Forward||6'3"||Junior||C. Milton Wright High School|
|45||Ben Todd||Center||6'7"||Sophomore||Hereford High School|
|2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule|
|November 9, 2011||8:00 p.m.||HACC||Home||W||97-92|
|November 15, 2011||7:00 p.m.||Manor College||Home||W||93-92|
|November 18, 2011||8:00 p.m.||Central Penn College||Away||W||92-75|
|November 27, 2011||2:00 p.m.||McDaniel College||Away||L||45-64|
|November 30, 2011||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Away||W||74-56|
|December 4, 2011||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Fayette||Away||L||85-101|
|December 6, 2011||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Scranton||Away||L||57-63|
|December 8, 2011||7:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Home||W||103-28|
|December 10, 2011||3:00 p.m.||Penn State New Kensington||Home||W||75-72|
|January 8, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn College||Home||W||89-50|
|January 11, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Central Penn||Home||L||72-65|
|January 13, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Greater Allegheny||Away||W||76-60|
|January 16, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Lehigh Valley||Away||W||77-52|
|January 23, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Mont Alto||Home||W||63-58|
|January 25, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Home||W||82-76|
|January 28, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Beaver||Home||L||75-84|
|February 4, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Wilkes-Barre||Away||L||55-59|
|February 6, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Home||W||81-64|
|February 8, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Hazleton||Home||W||83-56|
|February 11, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn State DuBois||Away||W||89-64|
|February 14, 2012||8:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine||Away||W||85-77|
|February 18, 2012||3:00 p.m.||Penn State Schuylkill||Away||W||87-74|
|February 21, 2012||7:00 p.m.||Penn State Brandywine (PSUAC Playoff Game)||Home||L||82-86|
Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.
Coach: Parrish Petry
Hempfield School District
- West York High School
- Shippensburg University, B.S. in Mathematics
- Millersville University, Masters Equivalency in Education
Veteran high school coach of twenty-four years in both York and Lancaster counties. Most recently he was the head boys coach at Red Lion High School and during that time the basketball program enjoyed the most success in the history of the school earning five division championships, played in two Division 3 AAAA finals, three state tournaments, and finished in the eastern semi-finals in 2004.
Voted Coach of the Year four times in York County.
Three sport athlete in high school – basketball, baseball, and football - and earned All League honors in each sport. Voted one of West York’s Top Ten athletes in school history and holds the school record for the most points scored in a career with 1,359.
Four-year varsity athlete at Shippensburg University earning All Conference first team selection in his junior and senior years. Served as team captain.
Build on the past season’s success in becoming an annual participant in the conference play-offs. We hope to build a reputation within our conference of being a strong contender for divisional and league championships each and every year. With the talent in York and Lancaster areas combined with a rich northern Maryland recruiting base we hope to bring in student athletes that are interested in earning a Big Ten education while playing against some of the best local Division 3 colleges.
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