SENIOR SEASON (2004-05): Experienced frontcourt player lends versatility to Irish lineup with his ability to play down low and along the perimeter...will be part of a very strong frontline that could prove very dominant this season...Notre Dame's best defensive player in the post...usually assigned to guard opposing teams best post players...possesses tremendous shot-blocking abilities...will look to become the school's all-time career leader, needing just 46 to break LaPhonso Ellis' (1988-92) career mark...smart finesse player with a great feel for the game...sees the floor well and has adept passing abilities for a player his size...has worked hard to improve overall shot repertoire and is a threat from three-point range...strong leader on the floor...needs to become a more aggressive rebounder around the basket and will look to get to the foul line more often this season...his greatest asset is his flexibility at both ends of the floor.
JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04): Averaged career-bests of 5.8 points and 6.0 rebounds (second on the team)...played in all 32 contests and made 27 starts during the season, including the final 17 contests...led the Irish with 63 blocked shots...currently third on the all-time list with 155 blocked and fourth all-time in blocks per game (1.6)...scored in double figures in five games and registered two double doubles...recorded his first double double of the season in win over Miami, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds...also posted a double double (the third of his career) against St. John's, netting 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing off a career-high four assists...grabbed 10-plus rebounds in four games -- 11 rebounds versus Miami and 10 boards in the Central Michigan, Georgetown and St. John's contests...grabbed nine rebounds in consecutive outings against West Virginia, Connecticut and Purdue...averaged 7.0 boards in three NIT games...blocked three-plus shots in 14 contests, including a season-high four blocks (Mount St. Mary's, Villanova, Miami and Saint Louis)...turned in one of the best performances of his career coming off the bench against DePaul when he scored a career-high 17 points (just the second time in his career that he has been in double figures) as he connected on 6-10 field goals from the field, including 5-7 from beyond the three-point stripe...also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots in the contest...named Wendell Smith Award winner as MVP of the game...averaged 8.4 rebounds in final seven games of the season and grabbed seven-plus rebounds in 15 games...scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds in each of Notre Dame's two BIG EAST tournament games...dished off career-high four assists in back-to-back games against Georgetown and St. John's...registered third double-figure scoring effort of the season against Boston College in netting 11 points and grabbing eight rebounds...connected on 4-8 shots from the field against the Eagles and was 3-5 from three-point range...scored 12 points in loss to Providence ...played 30-plus minutes in 24 contests...had a key role in Notre Dame's upset of Connecticut at the Joyce Center as he scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked two shots and made three steals...scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds against Indiana...hauled in a season-high 10 rebounds versus Marquette marking the fifth time in his career with 10-plus boards...tallied seven points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked three shots against Morehead State...finished with four points and grabbed six rebounds versus Kentucky...netted four points and grabbed four rebounds before fouling out of the game with 13:07 remaining...scored three points and grabbed five rebounds against American and finished with six points, four rebounds and three blocked shots versus Quinnipiac...grabbed five rebounds in win over West Virginia...blocked his 100th career shot in the Marquette game... named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002-03): Averaged 3.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots...led team with 75 blocked shots, the fourth highest single-season total in school history...started the first six games of the season and then earned starts in 15 straight contests...did not start the final five games of the 2002-03 campaign...registered first career double double with career-highs of 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots versus Belmont...the 11 blocked shots broke the school record of eight set by LaPhonso Ellis in 1992 and the Joyce Center mark of 10 established by UCLA's Bill Walton in 1973...had four points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in NCAA first round...played 30 minutes vs. Illinois, with two points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots...grabbed five rebounds versus Arizona...averaged 5.7 rebounds in three NCAA tournament games...scored six points in BIG EAST tournament contest vs. St. John's...played nine minutes in second game against Georgetown and finished with seven points...turned in one of his best all-around performances in win over West Virginia as he scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds, dished off three assists, made three steals and blocked two shots...in second meeting versus the Mountaineers, he netted four points, grabbed five rebounds, blocked three shots and made three steals in 27 minutes...scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, dished off two assists, made two steals and blocked one shot before fouling out of Notre Dame's double-overtime victory against Georgetown...netted five points and grabbed five rebounds versus Connecticut...scored five points, grabbed 11 rebounds (the second 10-plus rebounding outing of the season) and blocked three shots in playing a career-high 34 minutes against Boston College...played 33 minutes in win over the Scarlet Knights and finished with eight points, six rebounds and eight blocked shots...scored five points and grabbed six rebounds in loss at Rutgers...played 28 minutes in win over Providence and finished with four points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots...played 30 minutes against Belmont and also dished off four assists...blocked eights shots in 23 minutes of action versus IUPUI and grabbed six rebounds, scored four points and made three steals...scored four points in win over Bucknell...scored seven points in 31 minutes of action against Creighton...had four points and six rebounds against Furman...came up with three blocked shots in 13 minutes versus Albany...played 20 minutes off the bench against DePaul and had four rebounds and four blocked shots, in addition to two steals...scored four points and blocked four shots against Canisius...made his first three-pointer of the season against Vanderbilt...grabbed four rebounds in the Pittsburgh and Seton Hall games.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2001-02): Appeared in 31 games and made six starting appearances in those contests...averaged 2.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 14.3 minutes...his first career start came in the second game of the season in win over Cornell...also started the Colgate, Villanova, Georgetown, Seton Hall and Pittsburgh games...played 20-plus minutes in seven games...played in both NCAA and both BIG EAST tournament contests...finished with six points and a career-high 10 rebounds in first meeting against the Pirates, in addition to finishing with three assists and two steals while playing a career-high 32 minutes of action...matched his career rebounding high against West Virginia as he finished with 10 boards...hit two three-pointers (the first two of his career) versus the Mountaineers, finishing with eight points...grabbed four rebounds while playing 14 minutes in second meeting with Pirates...had six rebounds versus Pittsburgh in second meeting between the two teams...earned fourth start of the season against Georgetown and responded with a personal best 11 points while playing 31 minutes ...registered eight points, six rebounds and three steals in first collegiate game vs. New Hampshire...also had six rebounds vs. Cornell... blocked three shots vs. Army...played 29 minutes vs. New Hampshire Cornell...played 17 minutes in the loss to Alabama and finished with six points and two rebounds...saw 25 minutes of playing time against Villanova in BIG EAST opener...played 10 minutes against Kentucky and finished with two points and three rebounds...grabbed five rebounds in eight minutes in loss at St. John's.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year member of varsity team at St. Xavier Prep, under Scott Martin...averaged 14.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior while earning all-state honorable mention honors...two-time all-conference and all-city honoree...in his junior year, helped St. Xavier to Ohio state title in 2000 with a 25-2 record as squad also won conference and regional crowns that year...averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds that season...selected to play in the Ohio/Kentucky and Ohio/West Virginia all-star games following his senior year...scored a career-high 25 points vs. Elder and 24 points against Moeller...captained team as a senior and was a two-time MVP at St. Xavier...led Cincinnati AAU team to runner-up finish at the 120-team AAU national tournament in Orlando, Fla., in the summer of 2000...advanced to the championship game after beating current Irish teammate Chris Thomas' Bloomington Red team in the semifinals...as a junior averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots while garnering all-Greater Catholic League honors as well as all-city second team accolades.
PERSONAL: Attended same high school as former Irish football captain Rocky Boiman and current baseball second baseman Steve Sollmann...one of three children...full name is Jordan Chase Cornette...son of Joel and Christi Cornette...oldest brother Joel played basketball at Butler (1999-2003) and currently is a member of the school's coaching staff...born 3-31-83 in Columbus, Ohio...enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an English major.
Points: 17 vs. DePaul (12-14-03)
Field Goals: 6 vs. DePaul (12-14-03)
Field Goals Attempted:10 on four occasions
Field-Goal Pct:1.000 on 11 occasions
Three-Point Field Goals:5 vs. DePaul (12-14-03)
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 8 vs. Pittsburgh (2-7-04)
Three-Point Field Goal Pct.: 1.000 on four occasions
Free Throws: 4 vs. Miami (1-28-04)
Free Throws Attempted: 5 vs. Indiana (12-10-03)
Free-Throw Percentage: 1.000 on 12 occasions
Rebounds: 13 vs. Belmont (11-17-02)
Assists: 4 vs. Georgetown (3-4-04) and vs. St. John's (3-6-04)
Blocked Shots: 11 vs. Belmont (11-17-02)
Steals: 4 vs. Belmont (11-17-02)
Minutes: 39 vs. Seton Hall (2-14-04)
Cornette's Career Statistics