Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Recruiting News

Below, some recruiting updates from around the Ivy League for the class of 2011 as well as for 2012.

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.

Although Cornell's new coaching staff got a very late start in recruiting for the class of 2011, the incoming class was recruited entirely by Bill Courtney and his assistants. Cornell's incoming recruits in the 2011 class include: Nenad Tomic (North Royalton HS) North Royalton, OH, 6-7, F, Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Dexter, MI, 6-10, C, Deion Giddens (Willow Canyon HS) Surprise, AZ, 6-9, C, Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F, Galal Cancer (Christian Brothers HS) Albany, NY, 6-2, G, and Devin Cherry (Meridian HS) Meridian, MS, 6-3.

Class of 2011 Recruiting News

With a 3.39 GPA and 1810 SAT score, Columbia has remained in contact with Kevin Stafford (Las Lomas HS) Walnut Creek, CA, 6-2, G, per NorCalPreps.com. Outside of Columbia, Stafford is being mainly recruited by Division II and Division III programs.

Another borderline, Division I prospect with Ivy grades (3.9 GPA) is Jack Cone (Hamilton HS) Chandler, AZ, 6-2, G. Likely headed the JuCo route, Cone had looks from Cornell and Air Force.

While the pickings are slim for what is left in the class of 2011, there are still a few available immediate impact types out there such such as Henry Brooks (Miller Grove HS) Lithonia, GA, 6-8, F. Cornell, Harvard, and Penn are hoping to steal Brooks from several BCS programs that are also in pursuit.

Another impact class of '11er is John Cannon (Heritage HS) Asheville, NC, 6-11, C. Cannon is sorting through his options as he heads into the late recruiting period. In addition to offers from Cornell, Harvard and Princeton, he has scholarships on the table from TCU, (offered just last week), Appalachian State, High Point, Presbyterian, Richmond, UNC Asheville, UNC Wilmington, USC Upstate and Western Carolina. Roy Williams and North Carolina has also guaranteed him a spot on the roster with an academic package. Since last summer, Cannon has been arguably the most heavily recruited prospect in the seven-foot range by Ivy League schools for their 2011 class.

Class of 2012 Recruiting News

Aaron Rountree (Greenfield HS) Wilson, NC, 6-7, F, told DeaconIllustrated, "I have been offered by Wake [Forest], Colorado, UNCG, UNCW, VCU, Elon, Mercer, and Tennessee-Chattanooga. In addition to my offers, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Harvard, Cornell, NC State, and ECU are recruiting me. If I were to pick out some favorites, I would say Wake and Colorado; both of these schools have great academics and good basketball programs. They are also both in major conferences and play great competition and are good basketball teams."


Anonymous said...

Whats an academic package? Does that mean UNC is offering him the chance to walkon?

Any chance we actually get Brooks or Cannon? They sound like immediate impact players from day 1 especially with our need for big men

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cannon will get some academic scholarship money if he goes to UNC.

It is highly doubtful Brooks or Cannon land in the Ivy League, but you never know.

The fact is both kids had Ivy offers back in August from Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Princeton.

In both cases, the kids have remained available to see if they could land BCS conference offers. They are both certain to get more offers between now and mid April.