Thursday, January 31, 2008

Recruiting News: Big Red Look to Get Bigger

The Big Red appear to have three "big men" on their recruiting radar for next season and it will be interesting to see if Cornell can bring all three on board as new recruits in 2008-2009. Mitchell Watt (pictured left) (6'9" 210 lbs.) is the lone high school senior of the threesome. Cornell has reportedly offered Watt a place in the basketball program and Watt has stated several times that Cornell is at the top of his list. Daniel Brady (pictured middle) (6'8" 220 lbs.) is a JuCo player at North Idaho College and a former transfer from Division I Idaho State (Big Sky Conference). Cornell has also reportedly offered Brady a spot in the Big Red basketball program, but Brady is still weighing his college options. Finally, Cornell is also pursuing Marc Van Burck (pictured right) (6'11" 280 lbs.), a JuCo player at Salt Lake Community College and a former transfer from the University of Colorado (Big 12 Conference). Cornell reportedly offered Van Burck back when he was in high school and it is believed that he is currently holding an offer from Cornell as a transfer.

At the end of this season, Cornell graduates just one player, 6'9" Jason Hartford.


Anonymous said...

Mitchell Watt dropped in 14 points and 10 rebounds against one of the top junior power forwards in the country, Kyle Borchert. Scout's Inc. grades Borchert an 82 out of 100 and says he's being recruited by USC, Cal, ASU, Arizona and Washington.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

True, that was on January 29th when Watt's Desert Edge team romped over Kells, 85-66.