Sunday, May 23, 2010

News and Notes: Sunday Edition

Below, some news and notes from Sunday...
  • Jeff Foote measured in as the tallest player in the NBA combine as the draft's only true seven-footer. While Foote measured in at 7'0"-- teammate Ryan Wittman measured-in at 6' 5.5", a half inch less than his Cornell roster listed height. Foote also weighed in at 252 pounds. Foote's 7'4" wing span ranks 13th among those entering the draft, while his reach of 9'3.5" ranks third. Combine these rankings with Foote's documented worth ethic, intelligence, and rapid improvement in 2.5 years with Cornell, NBA teams should absolutely consider drafting him in the second round.
  • Congrats to the Cornell lacrosse team today earning a spot in the NCAA Final Four where the Big Red will meet Notre Dame in Baltimore. Some other strong Cornell performances this year include:
* Men's Ice Hockey (ECAC Champions/NCAA Tournament)
* Women's Ice Hockey (Ivy League Champions/ECAC Champions/NCAA National Runner-Up)
* Men's Basketball (Ivy League Champions/Final No. 17 National Ranking/NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen)
* Wrestling (Ivy League Champions/EIWA Champions/NCAA National Runner-Up)
* Women's Softball (Ivy League Champions/NCAA Tournament)
* Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Ivy League/Heptagonal Champions)
* Women's Outdoor Track & field (Ivy League/Heptagonal Champions)
* Men's Lacrosse (1st Place Ivy League Regular Season/NCAA Tournament Final Four, still ongoing)


Anonymous said...

Those aren't NBA Combine measurements (none of the Ivy guys are at the Combine...nor would their stock be improved in a setting like that).

They did take measurements at Portsmouth, though, which is where those are from.

jacob said...

That list has some of the big time prospect measurements also though-- my guess is that those guys were measured at the combine while the more fringe prospects are listed with their measurements from Portsmouth.

TJ said...

If Wittman is 6'5.5" then Taylor is 6'6". At least that's how it looked to me.

Why the "made up" heights in college hoops? Can't we just standardize that? It sounds like playing golf with a guy who shoots a 9 on a par 4, and innocently says "I'll take a 7."