Monday, June 7, 2010

News and Notes: Evening Edition

Below, some news and notes for the evening...

*Cornell forward Ryan Wittman was one of the other five players at today's [Sacramento Kings] workout. His father, Randy, played nine seasons in the NBA with stops in Atlanta, Sacramento and Indiana. Randy is an assistant coach with Washington, where Ryan worked out last week. Ryan showed off his shooting touch in the portion of the workout open. It was a nice step back jumper he drilled, a part of his game he's worked on. Ryan said his father has been helpful as he tries to make it to the NBA. "Having someone who's been around the game of basketball and knows a lot about it was tremendously helpful in expanding my game," Ryan said. "I think some things you have to experience for yourself. Going through workouts there's only so much people can tell you about it."

  • Brian Delaney of the Ithaca Journal notes, "Cornell's Rebounders Club is putting together an open house event for the public to meet Bill Courtney and his staff. The meet-and-greet will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 at the Country Club of Ithaca."
  • The NJABC AAU basketball program is reporting that Penn's Brian Fitzpatrick is transferring to Bucknell.
  • Yesterday we posted a portion of Cornell's 2010-2011 schedule. Today, we are adding Cornell's final and 28th game to the schedule, a January 3rd home date with Buffalo of the MAC. Cornell will also host in Newman Arena-- St. Bonaventure of the A-10 as well as Delaware, Bucknell andStony Brook. The schedule includes the following opponents:
at Syracuse
at Minnesota
at Seton Hall
vs. St. Bonaventure
vs. Buffalo
at Virginia Commonwealth Tournament (with VCU, Nofolk State, and New Hampshire)
at Albany
vs. Delaware
at Lehigh
at Boston University
vs. Bucknell
at Binghamton
vs. Stony Brook
14 Ivy Games

1 comment:

C F Waters said...

Gotta say I admire Ryan's committment to standing on his own two feet and not trying to rely on Randy's name and track record.

Seems to me too many people in today's culture want it handed to them on a plate. Today's cultre has got people thinking ther're special and they just need a "magic pill" to getthe success they dream of.

Truth is success is always built on hard work - sure you need talent but that's just starting plate. In the words of the late great Jim Rohn: "Follow any great person for a day and you'll find yourself saying - Jee no wonder he's successful look at everything is done.

Keep up the workload Ryan, and hope to see yu in the NBA in the years to come.