Friday, June 10, 2011

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Above, Cornell junior, Jon Gray. Below, some news and notes for Friday...
  • 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.

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