- In addition to the six incoming freshmen on the Big Red's 2011-2012 roster, Cornell also adds Dominick Scelfo, a 6'3" 185 pound pure point guard who sat out the 2010-2011 season with a red-shirt due to an MCL injury which Scelfo reportedly incurred during a pick-up game during his senior year of high school while on a college recruiting visit. An outstanding ball handler and long range shooter, Scelfo turned down scholarship offers from Saint Louis, Tulane, Texas-San Antonio, New Orleans, Army, and Louisiana-Lafayette, when choosing Cornell during the fall of his senior year of high school. Scelfo reportedly suffered his MCL tear while visiting Rick Majerus' Saint Louis program of the A-10. Below, some highlight's from his high school career.
- The Albany Times Union picked incoming Cornell recruit, Galal Cancer (Christian Bros. Academy) Albany, NY, 6-3, G, as the area's top high school athlete. The Times Union writes:
Best high school athlete -- boys
1. (first place tie) Galal Cancer, Christian Brothers Academy
2. (first place tie) Chris Kalica, Colonie
3. Jordan Canzeri, Troy High School
Why? Readers know when they see a star. All three picks will play Division I sports in college. Cancer, the most valuable player in Big 10 basketball, will play at Cornell. Kalica, a standout pitcher and shortstop, is headed to Fairfield. Canzeri, who helped his team to the state championship game in football, is going to Iowa.
- On Twitter yesterday, former Cornell and current Boston College head coach, Steve Donahue gives Ryan Wittman ('10), Jon Jaques ('10) and Aaron Osgood ('11) a bit of playful teasing for the recent grads' choice of attire when they attended a Yankees game this week.