Sunday, March 20, 2011

News and Notes: Sunday/Weekend Recap Edition

Below, some Sunday news and notes and a weekend recap...

  • Starring abroad, Louis Dale ('10) (below) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds on March 16 in a German Budesliga game game against the NY Phantoms. In his last 3 games, Dale has scored 20, 15 and 18. Below, highlights from the Phantoms game. Goettingen also advanced to the quarterfinals of the EuroCup and will face Benetton (Italy) on March 23 which features former Milwaukee Buck, Brian Skinner. See even more Cornell alumni news further down below.

  • Cornell recruit, Galal Cancer (Christian Brothers) Albany, NY, 6-3, G, finished his high school career yesterday in the NYSPHSAA Class AA New York State High School Basketball Championships in Glens Falls, New York. Cancer's CBA team fell in the semifinals in overtime, 61-56 to Jamestown. For CBA (23-1), the team accumulated three Section II titles, two AA Final Four appearances and one AA state title -- the first for CBA-- during Cancer's brilliant four year career. Cancer finished with 11 points and averaged better than 13 points per game. See recaps in the Albany Times Union, Troy Record, and the Buffalo News. Above, Cancer in action on Saturday.

  • Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-John McCord ('97) (SIG Strasbourg, Pro A France)-Through March 20, the 6'6" forward and long time veteran of the European leagues is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Strasbourg sits at 9-13 and in 11th place in the 16 team league. During his roughly fifteen year pro career, McCord, a former 1st Team All Ivy League selection, has played in France's pro leagues and in England.

-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico/Puerto Rico Basketball League, Arecibo Capitanes)-Aubry splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. He played several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career with the Fayetteville Patriots and Florida Flame. During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry has also played professionally in the ABA and abroad in Poland, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

-Cody Toppert ('05) (Forli, LegaDue Italy)-Through March 20, Toppert, a 6'4" shooting guard is averaging 9.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for Forli. Forli is 6-17 and in 15th place out of 16 teams. Toppert previously played this season with the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League before moving to Italy. Like Aubry, Toppert is a veteran of the NBA D League, a former Albuquerque Thunderbird. During his pro career, Toppert has also played in the CBA as well as in Germany, Portugal, and New Zealand.

-Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal)-Through March 20, the 6'9" Hartford is averaging 15.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Ginasio is 7-12 and in 9th place in the 12 team league. During his career, Hartford has played professionally in Finland and Africa (Mozambique).

-Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany)-Through March 20, Dale is averaging 8.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Goettingen is 13-14 on the season and in 10th place out of 18 teams in the Bundesliga. Goettingen also advanced to the quarterfinals of the EuroCup and will face Benetton (Italy) on March 23 which features former Milwaukee Buck, Brian Skinner.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, NBA D-League)-Through March 20, Wittman is averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. Ft. Wayne is 21-23 and in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Before moving to the D-League during January, Wittman averaged 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for Forli in Italy's LegaDue this season.

-Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winner's League/Melilla, Spanish 2nd Division)- Through March 20, Foote is averaging 8.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Melilla is 14-15 and in 9th place out of 18 teams. Foote is on loan to Melilla from Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv.

-Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League)-Through March 20, Jaques is averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Ashkelon is 5-16 and in 10th place in the 10 team Israeli league.
  • Below is an updated directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program. You can also follow The Cornell Basketball Blog on Twitter.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Ryan Wittman ('10)
-Pete Reynolds ('10)
-Jon Jaques ('10)
-Louis Dale ('10)
-Alex Tyler ('10)
-Geoff Reeves ('10)
-Jeff Foote ('10)
-Andre Wilkins ('10)
-Max Groebe ('10)
-Aaron Osgood ('10)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Andrew Ferry ()
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Dave LaMore
-Shonn Miller
-Assistant Coach Ricky Yahn ()
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Brian Delaney, Ithaca Journal ()
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports ()
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga ()

And a few reminders....

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