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2011-12 Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball 2011-2012

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Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
Semester: Fall/Spring
Assistant Coach: Alex Knox
Assistant Coach: Matt Rotonda
Managers: Derrick Wright, Tay Williams

Overall Record: 16-7
Conference: 13-4

The 2011-12 Penn State York men’s basketball Lions enjoyed a successful campaign, among the winningest in York campus history. As a unit, the leadership and effort of all of the returners set the stage for what was a fantastic season. Head coach Parrish Petry also saw his recruiting pay immediate dividends as the Lions reaped the benefits of contributions from virtually all of the freshmen players. The 16-7 mark was highlighted by a fourth consecutive Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Southern Division Championship, and victories over traditional conference playoff teams Penn State DuBois, Penn State Brandywine (two), and Penn State Hazleton.

The team will say goodbye to senior Josh Czerski, a swingman who used his heart and his passion to lead the Lions. A four-year starter, Josh's effort and toughness will be missed by the program moving forward. As a senior, Josh took under his wing a plethora of freshman all poised and hungry to impact the team in the coming years.

Junior forward Xavier Smith emerged as the Lions best post presence. His defensive-minded approach and athleticism guided him to have his most successful season. Becoming a reliable low-post scoring option, the Lions will count on him to provide some stability in the front court as a senior.

Sophomore center Ben Todd started all but one game and saw his game improve in leaps and bounds as his minutes increased dramatically from his freshman year. He will be counted on to use his size, strength, and improved conditioning to be a factor as he becomes an upper classmen in the rotation.

Sophomore swingman Jamahl Ralls proved his scoring ability as a sophomore. He combined his ability to attack the rim with a few key big three pointers to end the season as the teams leading scorer.

Sophomore guard David Salerno used his long range shooting ability to help spread the floor for the Lions on the offensive end. He stepped up as a starter in the last quarter of the season, using his experience and knowledge to help the younger Lions as well.

Freshman guard Tyler Martin became an important piece to the puzzle very early in the season, using his athleticism, vision, defense, and grit to help the Lions, mainly using these abilities to control the tempo on both ends of the floor.

Junior forward Zach Harlem enjoyed increased productivity as the season wore on, putting up scoring and rebounding numbers toward the end of the season that helped the Lions in big game situations.

Freshman guard Tyler Mitchell was used at both guard positions and used his overall game in conjunction with his decision-making to help the Lions.

Freshman forward Josh Jamison became a presence when the Lions would look to him to finish fast breaks and help rebound the basketball. He improved greatly as the season wore on.

Freshman guard Nick Doolin used his strong frame and quick feet to become one of the Lions top on-ball defenders. In the closing weeks of the season, his clutch shooting greatly contributed to a number of Lions victories.

Freshman guard Evan Ehrhart often sparked the Lions in the right situations. He was able to knock down key three pointers on many occasions throughout the season.

Freshman guard Kris Curry-Davis earned increased minutes late in the season at both guard positions. His defense, mid-range shooting, and speed were contributing factors to a number of key wins.

Freshman center Jared Miller used his size to provide an important detractor in practice situations. His positive attitude and ability to help prepare for opposing big men proved a valuable asset to the team.

The Lions will look to build on success and contend for the PSUAC Conference Championship with a great nucleus of returning players leading the way in the upcoming season.

2011-2012 Men's Basketball Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
11Kris Curry-DavisPoint Guard5'10"FreshmanRandallstown High School
12Joshua Czerski Guard6'1"SeniorTowson Catholic High School
30Nick DoolinPoint/Shooting Guard6'0"FreshmanRandallstown High School
3Evan EhrhartShooting Guard5'10"FreshmanRed Lion Senior High
23Zach HarlemForward6'5"JuniorOneonta High School
44Joshua JamisonGuard6'1"FreshmanDulaney High School
14Tyler MartinPoint Guard5'10"FreshmanJ.P. McCaskey High School
52Jared MillerCenter6'7"FreshmanLancaster Mennonite High School
5Tyler MitchellPoint Guard5'10"FreshmanManheim Township High School
24Jamahl RallsShooting Guard6'0"SophomoreEdgewood High School
20David SalernoShooting Guard5'11"SophomoreNotre Dame High School
10Xavier SmithSmall Forward6'3"JuniorC. Milton Wright High School
45Ben ToddCenter6'7"SophomoreHereford High School

Wins: 16| Losses: 7| Winning Percentage: .696

2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule
November 9, 20118:00 p.m.HACCHomeW97-92
November 15, 20117:00 p.m.Manor CollegeHomeW93-92
November 18, 20118:00 p.m.Central Penn CollegeAwayW92-75
November 27, 20112:00 p.m.McDaniel CollegeAwayL45-64
November 30, 20118:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoAwayW74-56
December 4, 20113:00 p.m.Penn State FayetteAwayL85-101
December 6, 20118:00 p.m.Penn State ScrantonAwayL57-63
December 8, 20117:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh ValleyHomeW103-28
December 10, 20113:00 p.m.Penn State New KensingtonHomeW75-72
January 8, 20123:00 p.m.Penn CollegeHomeW89-50
January 11, 20128:00 p.m.Central PennHomeL72-65
January 13, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State Greater AlleghenyAwayW76-60
January 16, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State Lehigh ValleyAwayW77-52
January 23, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State Mont AltoHomeW63-58
January 25, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineHomeW82-76
January 28, 20123:00 p.m.Penn State BeaverHomeL75-84
February 4, 20123:00 p.m.Penn State Wilkes-BarreAwayL55-59
February 6, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillHomeW81-64
February 8, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State HazletonHomeW83-56
February 11, 20123:00 p.m.Penn State DuBoisAwayW89-64
February 14, 20128:00 p.m.Penn State BrandywineAwayW85-77
February 18, 20123:00 p.m.Penn State SchuylkillAwayW87-74
February 21, 20127:00 p.m.Penn State Brandywine (PSUAC Playoff Game)HomeL82-86

Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.

Parrish Petry

Coach: Parrish Petry
Phone: 717-676-5198
Semester: Fall/Spring


Mathematics Teacher
Hempfield School District


  • 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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