Tuesday, March 15, 2011

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

  • Each year Cornell Basketball holds its season ending awards banquet during which the program hands out three individual awards. These honors include the Most Valuable Player Award and the Rebounders Club Award for leadership and hard work on and off the court. A third honor, the James D. Paul II '88 Award is given to the top contributor off the bench for the Big Red. The award is named for the late James Paul, who lettered two seasons with Cornell. Arguably Paul's biggest performance for the Big Red was when he scored 20 points on February 27, 1988 helping Cornell to a 94-84 win over Brown which ultimately clinched for Cornell the 1988 Ivy League Championship.
  • The Big Red expect a roster of 21 players next season, including 4 seniors (Chris Wroblewski, Anthony Gatlin, Max Groebe and Drew Ferry). Practices next fall should foster healthy competition for playing time. Below is an early glimpse of the 2011-2012 Big Red.
C Dave LaMore 6'10" Fr
C Deion Giddens 6'9" Fr
F Josh Figini 6'9" Jr
F Eitan Chemerinski 6'8" Jr
F Anthony Gatlin 6'8" Sr
F Ned Tomic 6'7" Fr
F Peter McMillan 6'7" Jr
F Errick Peck 6'6" Jr
F Shonn Miller 6'6" Fr
F Manny Sahota 6'6" So
F Dwight Tarwater 6'6" RS Fr
G Jamal Cherry 6'4" So
G Max Groebe 6'4" Sr
G Devin Cherry 6'3" Fr
G Jon Gray 6'3" Jr
G Miles Asafo Adjei 6'3" Jr
G Jake Matthews 6'2" So
G Galal Cancer 6'2" Fr
G Dom Scelfo 6'2" RS FR
G Chris Wroblewski 6'1" Sr
G Andrew Ferry 6'1" Sr
  • Kevin Estevez of the Daily Pennsylvanian writes, "Cinderella teams are almost always led by veteran guards, a la Louis Dale from Cornell last season." The D.P.'s Brian Kotloff added, "Just last year, Butler, Cornell and Northern Iowa proved that great coaching and fundamentally sound play can allow underdogs to down more talented heavyweights."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

James Paul was a solid player with great athleticism, and a nice guy to boot. So sad he was gone so young.