Thursday, September 30, 2010

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • We plan on providing regular updates throughout the season on Cornell's alumnni playing professionally overseas. Cornell' pro alumni include: John McCord ('97) (SIG Strasbourg, French premier league), Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, Mexico premier league), Cody Toppert ('05) (Plymouth, English premier league), Jason Hartford ('08) (Casino Ginasio, Portuguese premier league), Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, German premier league), Ryan Wittman ('10) (Forli, Italian second division), Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israeli premier league), Jon Jaques ('10) (Ironi Ashkelon, Israeli premier league).

  • Cornell's Ryan Wittman graces the cover of this week's SuperBasket magazine, arguably the most popular basketball magazine in Italy. This week's issue previews the Italian second deivison (LegaDue).
  • The Memphis Commercial Appeal has an article featuring the recruitment of Andre Hollins by Harvard. Hollins told the Appeal, "They [Harvard] have no banners. They haven't won the Ivy League championship. It's always been Cornell or Princeton and they're trying to sell me to come there and leave my footprint and be the first team to make it to the NCAA Tournament." The Appeal's Dan Wolken wrote, "If top-150 players [like Hollins] valued elite educations, Princeton's 1996 NCAA Tournament upset of UCLA and Cornell's run to the Sweet 16 this past season wouldn't stand out as anomalies in the modern era." Credit the energetic Harvard assistant, Yanni Hufnagel (a Cornell 2006 alum and former Cornell team manager) for much of the Crimson's efforts on the recruiting front.
  • writes, "Just hours apart on Monday, the point guards in last March's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA final made their plans known. Tavon Sledge, 5-foot-9, of Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills) announced he will enroll at Iowa State next fall, and Christian Brothers Academy (Albany) standout Galal Cancer opted for Cornell in the Ivy League... Cancer, a seventh-team all-stater, averaged 10.2 points as a junior. The 6-2 standout was also considering the nearby University of Albany."

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