The Cornell Basketball Blog received from a fellow fan, a scouting report taken from the Big Red's Red-White intersquad scrimmage held on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Here is what our scout had to say.
INJURIES REPORT-Khaliq Gant, Adam Wire, and Alex Tyler did not play due to injuries. All three were present. “Khaliq looked good.”
WING FORWARDS (RYAN WITTMAN, ANDRE WILKINS, GEOFF REEVES, CONOR MULLEN, JON JAQUES)-“I think [Ryan Wittman] only missed one three-pointer all game (ok, maybe two)... He looks like he spent some time in the weight room developing his upper body.” “Andre Wilkins and Geoff Reeves can really get off of the floor. They each jumped center for their respective teams, and both can sky. But Wilkins probably got a foot higher than Reeves on that jump ball. They each got an uncontested slam dunk on a breakaway. If it was a contest for pizazz, I'd vote for Reeves. But Wilkins is going to dunk in a lot more games. On offense Wilkins showed a nice soft touch from inside and mid-range. Reeves hit a three or two (or three), and also made a few drives to the basket. On the boards Wilkins is an excellent rebounding presence at both ends of the floor. Both handled the ball well, but Reeves has the skills of a guard, while Wilkins clearly belongs on the wing and will be an enormous help inside.” “[Conor] Mullen continues to impress with his ability to swing between forward and guard. He appears stronger than I recall from last year, which will be helpful to us in the frontcourt, but he still handles the ball well.” “[Jon] Jaques was pretty much new to me. He didn't play much last year, and I simply don't remember him. But he got involved on both ends of the floor, played very aggressively on the boards and defensively, and showed a nice shooting touch.”
GUARDS (LOUIS DALE, COLLIN ROBINSON, ADAM GORE, JASON BATTLE)-“[Louis] Dale and [Collin] Robinson faced off throughout most of the game, and each seemed to be out to prove himself to the other or to [Head Coach] Steve [Donahue]. Dale showed his patented hesitation-drive (impossible to guard), ability to get to the rim, as well as his shooting range.” “Robinson looked really good, especially driving to the basket and pulling up (and I mean way up) for a jumper. Although he shot a number of threes, he didn't look especially comfortable and was better on the move. But ultimately I don't buy this as a "
LOW POST PLAYERS (JASON HARTFORD, JEFF FOOTE, PETE REYNOLDS, BRIAN KREEFER, AARON RICHARDSON-OSGOOD)-“[Jason]