State College, Pa. – November 10, 2004 – The Penn State Nittany Lion basketball team will have the services of one of the top high school players in the state of Ohio as Jamelle Cornley (Columbus, Ohio) has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Penn State next year.
Cornley, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has been a three-year player at powerful Brookhaven High School. At 6-6, 235 pounds, Cornley will bring a physical, muscular frame with him from the basketball-rich Columbus area. A superb talent, Cornley was one of three players tabbed by Associated Press as Co-Ohio High School Players of the Year last season.
“We’re very excited to have a player of Jamelle’s quality join the Penn State basketball family,” Nittany Lion head coach Ed DeChellis said. “He is a warrior on the basketball floor, strong and energetic. Two of the aspects of Jamelle’s game that are so intriguing are his power and enthusiasm. He comes from an outstanding high school program and I believe he is a perfect fit for our system. We’re elated he will be a Nittany Lion next season.”