Nov. 19, 2009
Last winter, John Donnelly was scoring baskets and hauling down rebounds in starry numbers for the Champlain Valley Union High Redhawks. In the summer, he made his presence felt in the Vermont all-stars’ win over New Hampshire in the annual Rotary Classic.
Now, the 6-foot-5 hoopster is making his presence felt in the college ranks.
Donnelly was named the Liberty League’s rookie of the week for a strong first game performance in which he scored nine tallies, hauled in four rebounds and added two steals in leading his Vassar team to a 78-66 triumph over Endicott.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent