Wednesday, July 14, 2010

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • Penn, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and Dartmouth have posted their 2010-2011 rosters. While only Yale lists incoming recruits on its roster, Penn projects to have the Ivy League's largest roster in recent years, consisting of 22 players. Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth, have formally announced their incoming recruiting classes.
  • In an interview with Dime Magazine, Dennis Clifford, a 6'11" center from Massachusetts was asked the following Q&A in connection with his commitment to attend Boston College next season:
Dime: First off, before you were contacted by Steve Donahue, what other schools were interested in you?
Dennis Clifford: Providence, Sienna, Northeastern, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, UMass, and other Ivy League schools and mid-majors.
  • WETM (NBC Elmira, NY) posted on Tuesday night the following on Jon Jaques' ('10) signing with a pro-Israeli club:
ITHACA - Make it four Cornell players in pro basketball from this year's senior class. Jon Jaques is the fourth to sign, agreeing to a contract with Ironi Ashkelon in Israel. He'll be playing in the same league as Jeff Foote, meaning the former teammates will likely take the court as opponents this year. Jaques barely saw the court his first three years at Cornell, but emerged as a starter his senior year, giving the Big Red another three-point threat. He joins Foote, Louis Dale, and Ryan Wittman in signing pro contracts this summer. Dale will play in Germany, while Wittman is on the Boston Celtics' summer league team.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A prior blog posting stated: "Speaking of recruiting prospects, the Big Red's incoming recruiting class is not officially complete. Cornell could be adding between one to two more players. Wink, wink." Does the posting of the roster mean that there will be no additional recruits? Or is there still movement on this front?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Still an unsettled issue. No release was issued on the class because they are still looking into making some addition(s), contingent on admissions requirements/deadlines being met and financial aid being approved.

Anonymous said...

there's probably a very obvious answer to this, but isn't mid-July pretty darn late for a kid to figure out where he'll be attending school in the Fall?

Anonymous said...

The rosters seem to be growing across the league. The average roster size right now among the five teams who have posted is 19. Harvard and Princeton should come in around 17 as well. The only team that appears to be under 15 is Brown.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Not going to check your math, we've previously posted the exact roster size for each team.

We will note that Penn leads the league with 22, the next closest is Columbia with 20.

Harvard will have 17 and none of its players are seniors, creating a massive problem for Harvard in '11-'12.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cornell quite often has late transfers.

Jeff Foote transferred "late" and was required sit out in the fall semester due to missing Ivy and NCAA deadlines for admission. He commenced play in December of 2007 after missing several of Cornell's early '07-'08 games.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Columbia has 21 according to their roster. 16 returnees plus 5 incoming freshmen.