Lafayette Men's Hoops Signs All-Time Leading 3-point Shooter in Missouri History and Adds All-State Center from Virginia
May 24, 2000
EASTON, Pa. - Paul Rorvig (Odessa, Mo./Odessa) and Sean Munson (Berryville, Va.,/Clarke County) have committed to the Lafayette College men's basketball program as members of the College's incoming Class of 2004.
Rorvig leaves Odessa High School with some impressive scoring numbers. The 6-4, 175-pound guard is Missouri's all-time leading three-point shooter with 355 career treys, one of just seven school records that he holds. Rorvig hit at least one three in 107 of 109 career games and tied a school record for three-pointers in a game with nine. He owns career marks for points (1,877), three-pointers (355), three-point percentage (39.2) and blocks (175) while also holding season records for three-pointers (98), three-point percentage (44.3) and blocks (175).
The program's leading scorer for four straight seasons, Rorvig has shown that he can adapt his game for team needs. He enjoyed perhaps his best scoring season as a sophomore, averaging 19.7 ppg while leading his squad to a 20-6 record, and the first of three straight seasons in which he earned All-State honors. As a junior, Rorvig distributed the ball more, dishing out 5.2 assists per outing and averaging 16.5 ppg. In his senior season, he took over the team's rebounding, grabbing 8.4 rpg while averaging 17.3 ppg and leading the team to a record of 17-11 and a four-year varsity record of 76-34.
"Paul is a pure shooter with great range," said Lafayette Head Coach Fran O'Hanlon. "His abilities should fit in well with the style of basketball we play."
Munson will strengthen Lafayette's post play. The 6-8, 200-pounder averaged 28 points and 16 rebounds per game in his senior season, leading his Clarke County High School squad to a 17-5 record. Munson shot 60 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the line in that 1999-2000 season, on his way to garnering All-State First-Team honors.
Munson's on-court success, which also earned him Bull Run District Player of the Year honors and All-District and All-Region Honors in 2000, is matched by his work in the classroom. He holds a 4.2 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a science fair award winner in physics.
He leaves Clarke County with 1,082 career points and a 27-17 record over two seasons on the varsity squad.
"Sean is a solid inside post player who also possesses perimeter skills," O'Hanlon said. He should be a great addition for our inside play in the future."
Lafayette is coming off a school-record 24 wins, its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and its third consecutive Patriot League regular-season title. The Leopards are 65-24 (.730) overall and 31-5 in Patriot League play over the last three seasons. O'Hanlon and his staff have already signed two players for the 2000-01 season in 6-3 guard Justin DeBerry (Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic) and 6-5 wing Ben Saxton (Walker Valley, N.Y./Pine Bush). Lafayette is awaiting confirmation on at least one more student-athlete.
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