All-Ohio Guard Cory Haner Joins OCU Basketball

CROWN CITY, OH - The OCU basketball program has landed 6'2" All-Ohio guard Cory Haner.  Haner signed a letter of intent at his high school this past week at a ceremony in the library with his family, friends, and coaches in attendance.  Haner was a standout three sport athlete at South Gallia High School where he played basketball, football, and baseball.  He led the basketball team on a memorable postseason run this past year as South Gallia reached the District Championship game at Ohio University in Athens after defeating #1 seeded Notre Dame in the District Semifinal.

Haner enjoyed a stellar prep career at South Gallia over his four years at SGHS.  During his senior season, Haner posted averages of 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.9 assists.  Haner was named 1st team All-Conference in the Tri-Valley Conference while also being selected as 1st Team All-District for Southeastern Ohio.  For his sensational season, Haner also received All-Ohio recognition.  Haner comes to OCU as a combo guard that is a gifted shooter, passer, and rebounder.  Cory went for 20 or more points on ten different occassions during his junior and senior years.  He scored a career high 32 points against Wahama High School (WV) as he set a new school record by making 9 three pointers.

Haner is no stranger to OCU.  His father, Mark Haner, was a standout baseball player for OCU from 1999-2003.  Cory actually grew up on the OCU campus as his parents lived in the married housing complex.  Cory will look to continue the Haner legacy that his father began some 13 years ago.

"Cory Haner is a versatile guard with a big upside," said head coach Tony Stockman.  "His outside shooting and strong knowledge of the game will be great benefit to our team over the next four years."

Haner joins a successful OCU program that went 27-10 on their way to their first ever NCCAA Final Four appearance.  The Trailblazers are still pursuing their first ever NCCAA National Championship.