Penn State York Athletics

2012-13 Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball 2012-2013

Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
E-mail: psp12@psu.edu
Semester: Fall/Spring
Assistant Coach: Alex Knox
Assistant Coach: Matt Rotonda
Managers: Derrick Wright, Tay Williams

Coming into the 2012-13 season, the Men’s Basketball Lions of Penn State York are excited about a team that has a great mix of returning talent and a new breed of Lions. Head Coach Parrish Petry (fourth season - Shippensburg '85) and his returning assistants Matt Rotonda (second season - Penn State '11) and Alex Knox (fourth season - Penn State '00) are optimistic that this year’s team could be among the best in school history. Recent graduate Josh Czerski (Penn State '12), a former Lion, will also be lending his help to the program. The coaches are all excited to get the season officially underway.

Ready to attack this season with a chip on their shoulder after their early exit in last year’s Conference quarterfinal, the Lions will call upon their depth and emphasis on defensive play and overall intensity to breed further success. The four-time defending PSUAC Southern Division Champions are poised to make this season special and memorable with the pieces they have in place.

The coaches will look especially to their four upper classmen for leadership and quality of play having the most experience at the college level.

Senior forward Xavier Smith (C. Milton Wright, Maryland) was an honorable mention All-Conference Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) player as a junior. His 'lead by example' approach to the season has set the tone for strong start.

Senior forward Zach Harlem (Oneonta, New York) will look to combine his on-court and off-court ability and intelligence to help the Lions in his final go-around. His consistent effort should be an excellent example for the Lion newcomers.

Junior swingman Jamahl Ralls (Edgewood, Maryland) ended his sophomore season as the Lions leading scorer early last year with a wrist injury. Missing the final quarter of the Lions playoff chase, he is poised to make an impact now that he is fully recovered.

Junior center Ben Todd (Hereford, Maryland) has improved his physique and will look to make a bigger impact on both sides of the floor as a result. His ability to rebound the basketball on the defensive side of things will be a telling statistic for the Lions as the season wears on.

The Lions will also count on four sophomore returners to draw on the team’s success and their individual contributions and experience from last season to help the Lions continue their winning ways.

Sophomore guard Tyler Martin (McCaskey, Pennsylvania) has a year of experience starting at the point guard position. He will bring his motor and intensity to the table as a sophomore.

Sophomore Swingman Josh Jamison (Dulaney, Maryland) will try to combine his slashing ability and athleticism with an improved understanding of the game to help the Lions as he enters his second season in the program.

Sophomore guard Kris Curry-Davis (Randallstown, Maryland) has the tools to be a real horse in the Lions attack. He will look to build on his own late season push to give the Lions more ability at both guard positions in his sophomore campaign.

Sophomore guard Evan Ehrhart (Red Lion, Pennsylvania) gives the Lions great depth at the guard positions. His play as a freshman gave the Lions a spark on numerous occasions.

The Lions have added six freshmen to their roster who all have the ability to contribute positively to the season.

As the season moves forward, their ability and effort should help the Lions with added depth across the board. The freshmen are guard Logan Steckel (Red Lion Christian, Pennsylvania), guard Judd Gemmill (Dallastown, Pennsylvania), forward/center Chris Robertson (Dallastown, Pennsylvania), swingman Jordan Jackson (Red Lion, Pennsylvania), center Devin Gibson (Western Tech, Maryland), and guard Jake Snyder (Eastern York, Pennsylvania).

2012-2013 Men's Basketball Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
11Kris Curry-DavisGuard5'10"SophomoreRandallstown
3Evan EhrhartGuard5'10"SophomoreRed Lion
14Judd GemmillGuard5'9"FreshmanDallastown
45Devon GibsonCenter6'8"FreshmanWestern Tech
23Zach HarlemForward6'5"SeniorOneonta
42Jordan JacksonGuard6'4"FreshmanRed Lion
44Josh JamisonForward6'1"SophomoreDulaney
20Tyler MartinGuard5'10"SophomoreMcCaskey
31Zach Newby
5Jamahl RallsGuard6'0"JuniorEdgewood
21Chris RobertsonCenter6'7"FreshmanDallastown
10Xavier SmithForward6'5"SeniorC. Mitlon Wright (MD)
30Caleb Smith
12Jake SnyderGuard5'11"FreshmanEastern York
24Logan SteckelGuard5'10"SophomoreRed Lion
54Ben ToddCenter6'7"JuniorHereford

PSUAC Website
Wins: 19| Losses: 6| Winning Percentage: .760

2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule
DateTimeOpponentLocationResultScore
November 5, 20127:00 p.m.Thadeus Stevens College of TechnologyHomeW96-72
November 7, 20128:00 p.m.Harford CCHomeW80-74
November 12, 20128:00 p.m.Central Penn CollegeAwayL93-91
November 17, 20123:00 p.m.Manor CollegeAwayL87-86
November 20, 20128:00 p.m.Harrisburg Area Community CollegeAwayW116-85
November 28, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoHomeW82-56
November 30, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State FayetteHomeW95-93
December 3, 20127:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh ValleyAwayW96-78
December 5, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State Worthington ScrantonHomeW77-50
December 8, 20123:00 p.m.Penn State New KensingtonAwayW87-53
December 11, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillHomeW88-62
December 14, 20127:00 p.m.Penn State Harrisburg HomeW84-72
January 8, 20138:00 p.m.Harrisburg Area Community CollegeHomeWForfeit
January 9, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoAwayL64-61
January 11, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State Greater AlleghenyHomeW100-62
January 14, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineAwayL70-62
January 16, 20137:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh ValleyHomeW98-61
January 22, 20137:00 p.m.Central Penn CollegeHomeW93-90
January 24, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillAwayL77-76
January 26, 20133:00 p.m.Penn State Beaver AwayL81-75
January 30, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineHomeW74-65
February 2, 20133:00 p.m.Penn State Wilkes-BarreAwayW76-68
February 5, 20138:00 p.m.Penn CollegeAwayW66-55
February 7, 20138:00 p.m.Penn State HazletonAwayW93-83
February 9, 20133:00 p.m.Penn State DuboisHomeW72-57

Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.

Parrish Petry

Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
E-mail: psp12@psu.edu
Semester: Fall/Spring

Profession:

Mathematics Teacher
Hempfield School District

Education:

  • West York High School
  • Shippensburg University, B.S. in Mathematics
  • Millersville University, Masters Equivalency in Education

Coaching History:

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.

Playing History:

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.

Basketball Goal:

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.

Life Philosophy:

Always Do What Is Right!

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