Juniors Matt Morgan and Stone Getting earned All-Ivy honors.

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Juniors Matt Morgan and Stone Getting earned All-Ivy honors.

March 7, 2018

Morgan and Gettings, Leaders of Playoff-Bound Men’s Basketball, Earn All-Ivy Selections

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Just ahead of its first-ever appearance in the Ivy League postseason tournament, Cornell men’s basketball was honored with two All-Ivy selections on Tuesday.

Junior guard Matt Morgan earned a unanimous first-team selection, and classmate Stone Gettings earned a second-team selection. Both played major roles in leading a squad ranked sixth in the preseason poll to fourth place and a spot in the conference playoffs.

Morgan’s first-team selection comes after two second-team appearances in his freshman and sophomore campaigns. The guard once again upped his scoring averages from the previous two years, ending the regular season with 22.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Gettings earns his first All-Ivy selection after a stellar transition from a role player into one of the Red’s top scoring options alongside Morgan. The forward recorded a 39-point game against Delaware earlier this season — the highest single-game total for a Cornellian since 1960 — and finished the regular season with averages of 17.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

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The full list of award winners is below:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Seth Towns, Harvard (So., F – Columbus, Ohio)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
*Desmond Cambridge, Brown (Fr., G – Nashville, Tenn.)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Amir Bell, Princeton (Sr., G – East Brunswick, N.J.)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Donahue, Penn

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
*AJ Brodeur, Penn (So., F – Northborough, Mass.)
*Matt Morgan, Cornell (Jr., G – Concord, N.C.)
*Miye Oni, Yale (So., G – Porter Ranch, Calif.)
*Seth Towns, Harvard (So., F – Columbus, Ohio)
Chris Lewis, Harvard (So,. G – Alpharetta, Ga.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Stone Gettings, Cornell (Jr., F – Malibu, Calif.)
Myles Stephens, Princeton (Jr., F – Lawrenceville, N.J.)
Ryan Betley, Penn (So., G – Downingtown, Pa.)
Mike Smith, Columbia (So., G – Burr Ridge, Ill.)
Desmond Cambridge, Brown (Fr., G – Nashville, Tenn.)
Devin Cannady, Princeton (Jr., G – Mishawaka, Ind.)
Trey Phills, Yale (Jr., G – Charlotte, N.C.)

HONORABLE MENTION
Darnell Foreman, Penn (Sr., G – Camden, N.J.)
Justin Bassey, Harvard (So., G – Denver, Colo.)

*unanimous selection
^second team expanded due to ties in the voting