Monday, June 20, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Above, the official game program for the first and second rounds of the 2010 NCAA Tournament at Jacksonville, Florida. Cornell defeated nationally ranked Top 25 opponents Temple and Wisconsin to advance to the Sweet Sixteen out of the Jacksonville region.

Above, the Cornell page from the 2010 NCAA Tournament first and second rounds game program. Below, tickets stubs to Cornell's opening round game vs. Temple and stubs to the Sweet Sixteen at the Carrier Dome where Cornell faced Kentucky and the Wildcats' five future NBA first round draft picks.

Below, some news and notes for Monday...
  • This week commences the start of the Cornell Basketball Elite Prospect Camp, which will run from June 25-26 and will include many of Cornell's top recruiting targets. Several of Cornell's returning players as well as the incoming freshmen are expected to be in attendance.
  • Cornell reportedly is waiting on a pair of contracts to be signed before the Big Red can reveal the 2011-2012 schedule. While we are still unable to release the schedule details, it is common knowledge that Cornell owes nine (9) "return" games as part of the team's home-and-away series arrangements from a year ago. Five (5) additional games will round out the nonconference slate. Below are the expected series return games this upcoming season.
at St. Bonaventure
at Delaware
at Stony Brook
at Bucknell
at Buffalo
vs Boston U.
vs Lehigh
vs Albany
vs Binghamton
  • A look back at YNN news covering Cornell's advancement to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.

  • Throughout the year we provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-John McCord ('97) (SIG Strasbourg, Pro A France)-2010-2011 season concluded. The 6'6" forward and long time veteran of the European leagues averaged 11.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Strasbourg finished 12-18 and in 12th 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, Venezuela and in the United Kingdom.

-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones Rojos, LNBP Mexico/Arecibo Capitanes, Puerto Rico Basketball League)-Through June 19, the 6'11" Aubry is averaging 5.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for Arecibo (16-12, 4th 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 and earned honorable mention all D-League in 2002. During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry has also played professionally in the ABA and abroad in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Poland, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

-Cody Toppert ('05) (Forli, LegaDue Italy)-2010-2011 season concluded. 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)-2010-2011 season concluded. The 6'9" Hartford concluded his season averaging 14.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Ginasio finished the year 10-12 and in 6th place in the 12 team league and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. During his career, Hartford has played professionally in Finland and Africa (Mozambique).

-Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany)-2010-2011 season concluded. Dale completed the regular season averaging 8.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Goettingen ended up 17-15 on the season and in 7th place out of 18 teams in the Bundesliga.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, NBA D-League)-2010-2011 season concluded. With the season finished, 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)- 2010-2011 season concluded. Foote averaged 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor. Melilla did not qualify for the playoffs finishing with a 14-20 record and 11th place finish in the 18 team league. Foote is on loan to Melilla from Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv.

-Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League)-2010-2011 season concluded. Jaques finished his season averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Ashkelon was 6-21 and ended in 10th place in the 10 team Israeli league.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an impact scoring transfer like Ferry was

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Not certain the reports are accurate and there are a lot of confused people.