Friday, November 5, 2010

Scelfo Out for Season

Brian Delaney of the Ithaca Journal breaks the news via Twitter, "dom scelfo will miss the season with MCL tear. same knee he injured last season in high school. more to follow..."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pity about Scelfo. He wasn't scrawny.

You and mrjames's habit of writing lengthy commentaries via twitter when you both have blogs is interesting.

Anonymous said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

MAA and Jake need to step up big time at the backup PG position.

Anonymous said...

that's too bad. hopefully, he can look to adam gore for some encouragement.

Anonymous said...

Will he still retain this year's eligibility if he wants to stay 1 extra year?

Anonymous said...

So you think Matthews will be the primary backup point guard before Miles?

Anonymous said...

the blog hates MAA for some absurd reason. Always criticizing his "lack of offense/shooting", while forgetting that another guard who "lacked offense/shooting" was a key rotation player for four years under Coach D and helped lead us to 2 Ivy championships

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

The Blog does not "hate" MAA. To the contrary, Miles is the most valuable player on the team when it comes to defensive situations or a need for tight ball handling.

However, with guard play, we place a high premium on being able to defend, distribute AND knock down shots.

Without a dominant big man inside, Cornell's guards MUST stretch the defenses and create spacing.

There is no disputing that at this juncture, MAA is the least efficient shooter of the guards.

His shot mechanics should be a work in progress and he will get better.

But without Jeff Foote inside, do you really want guards on the perimeter that can't get you much offense?

Food for thought.

Anonymous said...

uh, you also need guards who can penetrate and break down a defense. That's how an effective offense based on the 3-point shot works. Good offense is always started by the ball working inside first, THEN out. Basketball 101.

Anonymous said...

and honestly, give me an f-ing break when you say that you don't hate on him. Every time his name is mentioned, you either ignore him or criticize him.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

True, but a defense can lay off Miles if they know he won't hit from range. While their are many effective penetrating guards out there, the best ones are threats to pull up or go to the lane (i.e. Louis Dale).

If Miles can become a + 33% shooter from the perimeter, he will increase his value immensely. Right now, he is probably in the 20-25 percent range.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

"and honestly, give me an f-ing break when you say that you don't hate on him. Every time his name is mentioned, you either ignore him or criticize him."

That is just not true. Big fans of Miles.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of injuries and guards, what's the latest update on wrobo's ankle?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Wrobo is day to day.

Anonymous said...

Too bad about Dom, we coulda used him. If its only a MCL why hasn't it healed since his high school days??

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

We do believe Dom could play this season if he rushed/expedited the rehab. But this is a recurring injury, so this second time around, better to deal with it properly and give a year to rehab.

He will preserve all four years and hope to have him back 100% next year.