Tuesday, June 29, 2010

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, some news and notes...
  • Former Cornell assistant coach and current Navy assistant, Joe Burke, was named head coach of Skidmore College. The Saratogian notes, "After leaving Cornell, his recruits helped the Big Red continue their upward trend toward their recent dominance of the Ivy League."
  • One has to wonder if Stephen Albrecht is regretting his decision not to attend Cornell after originally committing to the Big Red last winter. Since the 6'3" guard decided to transfer from Toledo to Brown University, the Bears have lost two assistant coaches. First, Kyle Cieplicki left the Bears two weeks ago to head to Vermont, now this week assistant Lamar Barrett takes a job at American University.
  • Incoming Cornell recruit, Jake Matthews, a 6'3" guard suffered a fractured metacarpal during Cornell's Elite Camp. He is expect to miss 6-8 weeks with rehab, but should be ready to go when the team returns to campus during late August.
  • The Celtics Blog lists Boston's summer league roster, which includes Ryan Wittman.
  • WEEI also references Wittman's signing with Boston.
  • WVBR recaps the signing of Wittman by the Celtics and Jeff Foote with Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv, one of Europe's elite club teams.


Anonymous said...

I believe that the asst that was at Navy is JOE Burke, not Robert

Anonymous said...

Albrecht wants to PLAY. So be it.

We already have Scelfo/Matthews/Wroblewski/Ferry/Asafo Adjei/Gray playing the exact same position.

Anonymous said...

Agreed! No reason for any more posts over this guy. Toledo was and is a low major program. He may turn into a nice Ivy player and may have impressed some folks with his shooting but let's not get carried away. We have plenty of talent at his position.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

The only reason why Albrecht was mentioned in the news and notes is the irony surrounding his college decision.

He backed out of a Cornell commitment due to a coaching staff change. He then commits to Brown, only to see two of the four coaches leave.

Anonymous said...

To compare the loss of Cornell's greatest head coach to some Brown assistants leaving is ludicrous. I guarantee you Albrecht isn't losing a wink of sleep over this.