Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Recruiting News

Below, some recruiting news from around the Ivy League...

For a list of committed players to attend Ivy League schools, including profiles of incoming Cornell recruits, and a listing of Cornell's prospective recruiting targets, click here. For a list of general Ivy League prospective recruiting targets, click here. Please note that we update these lists daily.

This is a very big weekend for campus visits with several Ivy League schools hosting multiple prospects on their respective campuses. League coaches seem to agree, the talent level is definitely increasing in the Ivy League. Several Ivies this weekend are hosting players with multiple BCS, A-10, WCC, MAC, and CAA offers in their hands.

Zach Spiker and his Army program picked up a commitment from Whit Thorton (Montgomery Bell Academy) Nashville, TN, 6-8, F. He had interst from Cornell, Columbia, Penn, Bradley, Morehead State, Mid. Tenn. State, Elon, Western Michigan, and Navy.

Seth Hinrichs (Maccray HS) Clara City, MN, 6-6, F will visit Lafayette on September 18th officially. Hinrichs is hearing steadily from Brown, Idaho, Lehigh, Montana, North Dakota, plus Texas Pan American has offered Hinrichs an official visit down to their school.

Noah Springwater (University Prep Charter) Oakland, CA, 6-3, G is hearing from Columbia (offer), Penn, Colgate, Portland, UC Davis, San Francisco. Columbia is his lone Division I offer according to NorCalPreps.com.

ScoutsInc. reports that Taylor Abt (Georgetown Prep) Bethesda, MD, 6-8, F, committed to Holy Cross after receiving some interest from Loyola (Md.), Iona, Bucknell and Cornell.

MichiganPreps.com reports that Darius Crum (Albion HS) Albion, MI, 6-1, G, has interest from Columbia, Bucknell, and Wright State.

Ryan Sabin (Bryon Center HS) Bryan Center, MI, 6-4, G, has Columbia, Detroit, Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan on his radar.

Kody Chandler (Schoolcraft HS) Schoolcraft, MI, 6-0, G, is being looked at by Penn, Central Michigan and Western Michigan.

Primarily a Division II target, NJHoops.com reports that Kory Getting (Christian Bros. Academy) Lincroft, NJ, 6-4, G, has interest from Dartmouth, Lafayette, Princeton, Navy, and St. Francis (PA). He has offers from Bentley and St. Michael's College.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re: Abt, he had more than "interest" from the schools you mentioned, including Cornell.

From NERR, "An athletic and skilled big man, Abt held numerous scholarship offers ranging the MAAC to the Patriot League, Northeast Conference, and Ivy League."

ESPN Trail: "Abt chose the Crusaders over Loyola (Md.), Iona, Bucknell and Cornell and is a great commit for the Holy Cross staff, Finkelstein offered."

i95Ballerz.com: "Holy Cross beat out several Ivy League schools, in addition a number of Patriot League rivals and Vermont."

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Can't speak for the other schools on his list, but this was not a high priority recruit for Cornell.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly is a "high priority" recruit for Cornell? There is a serious lack of big men and talent for that matter that seems to be attracted to the Big Red- at least by what we read on this blog!

Anonymous said...

Who exactly is a "high priority" recruit for Cornell? There is a serious lack of big men and talent for that matter that seems to be attracted to the Big Red- at least by what we read on this blog!

Anonymous said...

Well- any answers to the above inquiry? We should be bringing in loads of talent and getting some of them to commit! Money is not the issue, we have a new Fin Aid initiative, at least to keep up with the other Ivy's! Bigs are needed, or we'll be in for a few long seasons. Harvard and Penn are still attracting big time Ivy talent, any that haven't won a thing in years.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Unless the identities of Cornell's top targets are prior published in the public realm, we do not post their identities or any information about them.

As for the current staff, they've only been at Cornell for three months. Getting top talent often means getting involved early and developing a relationship with the prospect over 2-3 year period while they are in high school.

Cornell is involved with some good kids.

Remember, what is most important is who you actually get, not who visits your campus.

Anonymous said...

how does one find out about Cornell's top recruits? Are the coaches sharing this information with you?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

You can join some recruiting news websites.

But we also communicate with quite a few AAU, high school and college coaches and get some inside information, some of which can't be published at the request of the source.

Anonymous said...

at the end of the day, it seems that you are making the determination about who a high priority recruit is or the kid's AAU coach is, which does not seem objective by any stretch. In short, unless you are hearing from the Cornell coaching staff about who a high priority recruit is, then it seems you are relying on sources with no information or coaches trying to pump up their player(s).

Anonymous said...

basically, what the blog is saying is that we are going to be stuck with Big Fruit Figini and Rubiks Cube Chemerinski as our big men for the next couple of years.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Not at all. And those are going to be two very good Ivy forwards.

Anonymous said...

Fruit!!!

Anonymous said...

yea, I'm sure Big Fruit playing against/with D3 competition this year is really gonna help him out...

Anonymous said...

B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-big Fruit