Tuesday, September 21, 2010

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, a A CNNSI.com screen shot from Cornell's 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen run last March. Below, some news and notes..
  • Sport 5 of Israel reports that Maccabi Tel Aviv is in discussion with PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia on loaning Jeff Foote ('10) for the season. Lukoil was the Bulgarian champion in 2010 and features former All Big East selection and Marquette star, Dominick James. Maccabi had been in discussions with several other clubs early in the summer.
  • The Plymouth Raiders got their British Basketball League campaign off to a successful start with a 79-77 victory over the Worthing Thunder last Friday. Cody Toppert (Cornell '05) chipped in 6 points in the win.
  • Former Cornell head coach and current B.C. head coach, Steve Donahue received two verbal commitments on Monday from Californians, Ryan Anderson and Lonnie Jackson. Anderson told EagleAction.com, "What really struck me-the fact that he took a bunch of guys with no scholarships that just work hard to the Sweet 16. I just feel like if he can do that with Cornell imagine what he can do with guys and talent in the ACC." On the same topic, the Long Beach Press Telegram notes, "Donahue... was hired last spring [by Boston College] after leading Cornell to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trek to the Sweet 16 last March."
  • DLeague Daily reports the news we previously posted here on The Cornell Basketball Blog that Cornell assistant coach, Jay Larranaga will take the head coaching position of the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA D League.


Anonymous said...

Kenyatta Smith + Ugo Okam is concerning. There is no way we can expect Big Fruit and Rubiks Cube to match up with them.

Anonymous said...

Coach Courtney has frequently repeated that he is aware we might be facing a size problem in 2011-12. It seems to be one of his top priorities.

Not At The Table Carlos said...

never underestimate the craftiness of the big fruit