Monday, April 18, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Monday. Above, various program from the 1980s from Cornell visits to Brown, Princeton, Columbia and Dartmouth.
  • Cornell's 2010-2011 banquet is Friday, April 22, 2011. The season highlights video, produced by SlopeTV, will be published on The Cornell Basketball Blog after the banquet. Awards at the banquet will be handed out for the team's Most Valuable Player, the Rebounders Club Award (for leadership and hard work on and off the court) and the James Paul Award (top reserve off the bench).
  • Incoming Cornell recruit, Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Whitmore Lake, MI, 6-10, C, provides his season highlights video from 2010-2011:

  • Reviewing the best moments of Syracuse's 2010-2011 season, the Syracuse Post Standard recalls the Orange's C.J. Fair's dunk on Cornell and writes, "Cornell's Drew Ferry attempted to draw a charge. In the old days, what happened to Ferry would have been referred to as 'posterized.' In today's game, Ferry became a screen-saver. Fair's dunk would be nominated for Dunk of the Year in college basketball."

  • Cornell University's cheerleaders released this promo video for fall tryouts:

  • 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
-Max Groebe ()
-Andrew Ferry ()
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Dave LaMore ()
-Shonn Miller ()
-Devin Cherry ()
-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 ()

  • 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 April 18, the 6'6" forward and long time veteran of the European leagues is averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Strasbourg sits at 10-16 and in 13th 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 Rojos, LNBP Mexico/Arecibo Capitanes, Puerto Rico Basketball League)-Through April 18, the 6'11" Aubry is averaging 6.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Arecibo (3-4,5th place out of 10 teams). 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)-Toppert, a 6'4" shooting guard was averaging 9.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for Forli before the franchise terminated his contract during March. Toppert previously also played this season with the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League where he was averaging 14.2 points per game 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 April 18, the 6'9" Hartford is averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Ginasio is 10-12 and in 6th 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 April 18, Dale is averaging 8.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Goettingen is 17-15 on the season and in 8th place out of 18 teams in the Bundesliga.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, NBA D-League)-With the season concluded, Wittman averaged 7.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game for the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. Ft. Wayne finished 24-26 on the season 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 April 18, Foote is averaging 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game (leading the the league in blocks). Melilla is 14-20 and in 11th 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 April 18, Jaques is averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Ashkelon is 6-20 and in 10th place in the 10 team Israeli league.

And a few reminders....

Visit The Cornell Basketball Blog's Community Forum and Message Board to interact with other fans of Cornell and Ivy League basketball. Membership is free! You may also follow us on Twitter.

Blueprint for Success, the yearbook commemorating Cornell's 2009-2010 season is now on sale and available for delivery. Visit the Cornell Athletics website to order your copy today! Or pick up a copy sold in the Cornell Store on campus.

Fans of the basketball program in the Ithaca area should not miss the opportunity to join the Cornell Rebounders Club.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LaMore's got some nice low-post moves and good range on his jump shot for a big guy. Definitely not a stiff!