Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Early Evening News and Notes

Above, Cornell senior Adam Wire has five games of NCAA Tournament action experience, appearing in postseason games against Stanford (2008), Missouri (2009), Temple (2010), Wisconsin (2010), and Kentucky (2010). Below, some news and notes...
  • Former Cornell recruit, Stephen Albrecht, is hoping for immediate eligibility this season. The Providence Journal notes with respect to Brown's incoming recruiting class, "The Bears are also holding out hope that Stephen Albrecht, a 6-3 guard from Crown Point, Ind., becomes eligible. Albrecht started 11 of 12 games and averaged 11.2 points as a freshman at the University of Toledo last year. He left the program in December for personal reasons that the NCAA is now considering in an appeal to grant him eligibility for Brown this season. 'The NCAA has the appeal and it is pending. We hope to know very soon,' [Brown coach, Jesse] Agel said. NCAA rules stipulate that transfers must sit out one year in residence at their new school but Albrecht did not enroll at Brown last spring. However the NCAA has granted appeals for immediate eligibility in recent years due to various personal situations. Albrecht got off to a strong start with Toledo, scoring 20 points against Michigan State and Cornell and 19 points verses Cincinnati."
  • Cornell assistant coach, Ricky Yahn tweets, "Our guys have been giving great effort in workouts... Getting a little better each day."
  • Ballin' is a Habit previews the A-10 and called Cornell's first round NCAA Tournament win over Temple a "beat down".
  • StateFansNation.com previews the ACC and Boston College and notes, "[Steve] Donahue lead Cornell to the Sweet 16 but it is a risky hire as he has never recruited or coached ACC talent. He will need at least 3 seasons to get the program where he wants."
  • RushTheCourt.net writes, "BC’s new coach, former Cornell boss Steve Donahue, has more Sweet 16 experience than most coaches in the ACC."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Albrecht is a chucker. He'll get his points on a terrible %, just like Alex Zampier.