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Iowa Lakes’ Vines earns All-American honors

By Staff | Apr 12, 2008

Cornelius Vines

The 2007-2008 All-American teams were released by the National Junior College Athletic Association and Iowa Lakes Community College’s Cornelius Vines was named to the third team.

Vines, a 6-2 sophomore from Syracuse, N.Y., had a very productive career for the Lakers. In 2006, Vines averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists on the season. He had a season high 39 points against Marshalltown Community College and was an Honorable Mention All-Region selection.

In 2007, Vines helped the Lakers to a 21-10 overall record and 9-5 region record by averaging 17.6 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game. He had a season high of 37 points against Marshalltown Community College and was a First Team All-Region performer.

Other Region XI players who received All-American honors are as follows: Ali Farokhmanesh, Kirkwood, First Team; Grant Burns, Des Moines Area Community College, Second Team; and Tony Lewis, Ellsworth, Third Team.

Vines is undecided on where he will continue his basketball career.