Sunday, October 3, 2010

News and Notes: Sunday Edition, Big Career Openers for Dale and Wittman

News and notes for Sunday...
  • Less than two weeks remain before practice opens for the Big Red on October 15.
  • Louis Dale ('10) scored 19 points and collected 3 rebounds on Sunday night in his regular season debut for Gottingen of Germany's premier basketball league, the Bundesliga. Gottingen defeated Trier, 70-46. Dale shot 5/6 from the floor including "three daggers" on 3/8 from beyond the arc. Above, Dale attattacking the basket against Trier.
  • Ryan Wittman ('10) had 12 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in his career opener in LegaDue (Italian 2nd Division) with Fulogor Libertas Forli. Wittman was 1/5 beyond the arc, but finished 4/7 from the floor in helping Forli prevail 85-75 over Tezenis Verona.
  • Jon Jaques ('10) previews the CAA for Slam Online. Speaking of the CAA, Cornell's home opener is against Delaware on November 17. Jaques picked the Blue Hens to finish last in the 12 team league. He also picked VCU to finish 2nd. Cornell could face the Rams in the 2nd game of the VCU Christmas Tournament on December 30. Cornell opens the tournament on December 29 against New Hampshire.
  • Prior to the home opener against Delaware, Cornell's first two games of the season are on the road at Albany (November 12) and at Seton Hall (November 14). Like Steve Donahue ten years ago, Bill Courtney is seeking his first win as a head coach this November. After Donahue was hired by Cornell during early September 2000, it took him his fourth game to earn his first win as a head coach, which came in an overtime thriller against Army.

7 comments:

davidpeck said...

Thanks for the updates. I should have looked here first before trying to decipher Google Translate's take on the German. Way to go Louis & Witt!

davidpeck said...

I should have known to check here before trying to decipher Google Translate's take on the German. Such a great resource. Way to go Lou & Witt.

Anonymous said...

Love reading those retweets about Lou. Clearly the star of the game.

I love the Google translation of the BG Gottingen story on the game:

"After the break, then the great age of Louis Dale had come. Whether by three or by train to the basket, the speedy guard was at this stage almost everything."

DC said...

Anyone else notice that #5 in the green is Lebron's little homey from high school? Isn't his name Dru Joyce? His dad was the coach of their team.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice that #5 in the green is Lebron's little homey from high school? Isn't his name Dru Joyce? His dad was the coach of their team.

Anonymous said...

Also, Wittman played against AJ Abrams in his game. Abrams had 22 pts.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

You are correct sir, it is Dru Joyce Jr.

And...

Shonn Miller played for Dru Joyce Sr's AAU Team, the King James All Stars.

Around and around, we go...