Monday, May 3, 2010

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes...
  • Columbia quickly filled its head coaching vacancy with the hiring of Saint Mary's assistant, Kyle Smith. RushTheCourt.net notes, "There have been several more comings and goings in the coaching ranks over the last few days. Two Ivy League schools filled head coaching positions, with Cornell replacing Steve Donahue with Virginia Tech assistant Bill Courtney, and Columbia replacing Joe Jones with St. Mary’s assistant Kyle Smith." The Columbia Spectator also notes, "While the league’s rigorous admissions make the recruiting trail even more difficult [in the Ivy League], Cornell drew up a blueprint for success on a national scale with its shrewd recruiting and high-powered offense."
  • Cornell's Jeff Foote tweets, "Back on twitter, debating what to do next year with one year of eligibilty left, but having to graduate."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Foote should come back and play another year! Do a year of grad school and bulk up some more... NBA stock will rise.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was the case that you cannot play as a graduate student in the ivy league. at least that was mentioned during the Cornell/Princeton lax game.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Irrelevant, these athletes add extra majors or minors all the time, delaying graduation so they can play a 5th or 6th year.

There is no hard out information out there that Foote was granted another year or that he will take it.

Anonymous said...

1. While it would be great to have Foote back, he's already a bit older; if he plans on a pro career, he'd probably want to get going on it now.

2. I'm surprised Kentucky's GPA is as high as that!

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

If Foote has an extra year, his best route to entering the NBA is another year of college.

If he wants to start earning money right now, the best route is Europe.

He's only played 2.5 seasons of college basketball. If he were to come back, he'd absolutely would be one of the top ten big men in the country.

Anonymous said...

I don't disagree that if he wants the NBA, another year at Cornell would be great; I've been assuming that Europe is his more realistic route, at least for now.

Anonymous said...

did foote sign an agent yet? maybe the tweet was just a joke?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

We received confirm. Foote signed with an agent and will graduate, precluding eligibility.

Lets chalk this tweet up there with "passion buckets" and "babies and memories."

Anonymous said...

What agents, agencies have the seniors signed with? Where are the preparing for workouts and with whom?

Anonymous said...

The Cornell website also has rosters going back to the early 1990s. That seems to be a new feature, although I could be wrong.

q'nis said...

Dale signed with Justin Haynes.

133 North Quarry said...

Haynes also signed Ronald Moore, former member of the Siena Cornell dodgers.