By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JARON Cornish has excelled in recent weeks in an increased role with the Stony Brook Seawolves and after a series of career highs, has become one of the team's leading scorers on the season.
Cornish is second on the team on the team in scoring at 11.1 points per game and has scored in double figures in five consecutive contests.
Cornish set a new career high on December 12 when he finished with 22 points in an 84-81 loss to Hofstra. He scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to ignite the Sea Wolves offense, however their comeback effort that eventually fell short.
He followed that game with 10 points in Stony Brook's 62-60 loss to Providence Sunday afternoon.
The junior guard did not see action in the first four games of the season, but played 10 minutes in his NCAA Division I debut and added four points, three rebounds and two assists in a 77-64 win over Brown on November 22.
He dished nine assists and added four steals off the bench in 20 minutes in the Seawolves' 101-58 win over Shawnee State and finished with a then season high eight points, five rebounds and five assists in an 85-76 loss to Bucknell.
He finished with 15 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in a 75-71 loss to LIU Brooklyn,11 points in a 76-66 win over Colombia,
The junior guard transferred to Stony Brook after completing two NJCAA seasons with the Broward College Seahawks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As a sophomore, he averaged 18.7 points and 4.5 assists per game on 42 per cent from three-point range.
While leading his team in nearly every offensive category, Cornish was also one of the top players in the NJCAA and ranked in the top 50 Division I JUCO players in the nation in free throws made, made free throws per game, total points, steals and points per game.