#10 Rich Cornwall
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5'11" 160 lbs Guard
HS: Neshaminy Penndel, PA
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ Pts PPG APG RPG
1965-66 So G 24 0 60 137 43.8% 41 50 82.0% 54 45 35 161 6.7 2.3 1.9
1966-67 Jr G 26 26 140 343 40.8% 103 117 88.0% 87 55 383 14.7 0.0 3.3
1967-68 Sr G 25 25 104 225 46.2%
73 85 85.9% 91 54 281 11.2 0.0 3.6
Career    
75
51
304
705
43.1%
217
252
86.1%
+54
223
144
0
825
11.0
0.0
3.0

Richie Cornwall was a solid perimeter shooting guard with steady ball handling skills. The "Little General" was adept at running the full court press and the fast break, and fit well into Coach Lewis' basketball scheme. Cornwall was one of the best free throw shooters in Syracuse basketball history, with a career percentage of 86%.

Richie CornwallAs a sophomore, Cornwall was a reserve, though part of the rotation of players that Lewis played regularly. He earned a starting role his junior season, and would start every game that year and his senior season. As a junior he would shoot a blistering 88% from the free throw line, and average nearly 15 points a game, as the Orangemen continued their postseason run and made it to the NIT. Cornwall was named the team captain his senior season. He had a steady season that year, in what was a poor year for the team.

When Cornwall finished he would hold the Syracuse career free throw shooting record (since broken by Gerry McNamara) and the single season free throw shooting record (since broken by Jimmy Lee and McNamara).

Cornwall was Rookie of the Year in the Eastern Basketball League for Binghamton in 1969. He would score 5,260 points in his EBL career. He would also play in a Dutch league in Holland in 1975, and lead the league in assists.

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