#35 Scott McCorkle
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6'5" 225 lbs Guard/Forward
HS: Capistrano Valley Mission Viejo, CA
Born: 2/7/1972  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst DReb OReb Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1990-91 Fr G/F 26 0 276 40 77 52.0% 15 29 51.7% 15 40 37.5% 29 --- --- 44 35 1 15 9 7 110 4.2 1.1 1.7
1991-92 So G/F 19 1 137 13 27 48.2% 2 5 40.0% 7 18 38.9% 8 7 7 14 12 0 6 3 0 35 1.8 0.4 0.7
1992-93 Jr G/F 16 0 115 15 34 44.1% 6 8 75.0% 4 11 36.4% 7 15 8 23 13 0 7 7 0 40 2.5 0.4 1.4
1993-94 Sr G/F 30 1 502 64 134 47.8% 29 39 74.4% 12 35 34.3% 40 51 43 94 62 1 24 6 23 169 5.6 1.3 3.1
Career    
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2
1030
132
272
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52
81
64.2%
38
104
36.5%
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3.9
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1.9

Scott McCorkle was a reserve swingman for Syracuse basketball for four seasons. He had an excellent perimeter shot, and reportedly has the best vertical leap on the team at 30". He was not a fast player but a smart handler of the ball.

Syracuse had a veteran team when McCorkle was a freshman, but he was part of the rotation averaging about 10 minutes a game.

McCorkle would have a close battle for the starting small forward position with freshman Lawrence Moten during fall practice his sophomore year. Moten would barely nudge McCorkle out of the start in the first game, relegating him to the bench as a reserve. McCorkle would break his thumb against Lafayette on December 21st, and then miss the next 10 games. The inactivity frustrated McCorkle and he gained 10 pounds; when he returned, he was ineffective for the rest of the season with the combination of being slower and having his shot altered by the break.

McCorkle struggled his junior year to regain his speed and his jump shot. He would fall behind several other players on the reserve bench, and played in only sixteen games. He reportedly considered transferring after his junior year, but a large number of transfers and graduations from the team, left Syracuse with only nine scholarship players for his senior year, so he stayed.

McCorkle worked hard over the summer and lost the extra weight he had gained, and regained his confidence in his jump shot. He would earn the sixth man position on the team, providing the team with an extra shooter on the court and hustle on defense. He would average about 16 minutes a game and 5.6 points his senior year.

McCorkle would go into sales in the southern California area after graduation. He had played basketball at Syracuse under his adoptive father's last name (McCorkle), but would assume his professional career under his birth name Scott Lundeen.

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