- Cornell's Elite Prospect Camp, held over the weekend, was a huge success according to both players and coaches in attendance.
- Speaking of elite camps, Cornell alumni, Louis Dale ('10), Ryan Wittman ('10), Jeff Foote ('10), Adam Wire, ('11), Aaron Osgood ('11) and Jon Jaques ('10), served as counselors at the Boston College elite camp.
- With Joe Jones leaving the Boston College staff to assume head coaching duties at Boston University, EagleAction.com speculates, "Donahue could promote Director of Basketball Operations Woody Kampmann to assistant and fill his role with a former BC or Cornell player who's looking to break into coaching."
- Newsweek Magazine has an interesting article on the return home to Africa of numerous exiles and refugees from Sudan. Among the returning exiles is Stella Kenyi, a Cornell graduate. Her younger brother, Max Kenyi, played basketball at Harvard before opting to transfer out of the program a year ago. Max Kenyi was Tommy Amaker's first recruit, committing to Harvard back on September 28, 2007.
- The Arizona Republic newspaper ranks the best Pac 10 teams of all time and lists as No. 1, the University of Arizona team of 1987-1988. The Wildcats defeated Cornell in the opening round of the 1988 NCAA Tournament. The Republic writes:
1. 1987-88 Arizona
The Wildcats (35-3) had everything, shooters, big men and an All-American in Sean Elliott. Ranked 17th in the preseason AP poll, they used the Great Alaska Shootout as their coming-out party, defeating Duquesne, Michigan and Syracuse.
Arizona quickly jumped to ninth in the poll. Soon, the Wildcats were at No. 1, where they spent six weeks. They entered the NCAA Tournament with a 15-game win streak. With balanced scoring, Arizona won its first four tournament games -- over Cornell, Seton Hall, Iowa and North Carolina -- by 26.8 points. In the Final Four, they lost to Oklahoma 86-78, making them one of the best teams not to win a national title.
Elliott averaged 19.6 points. Tom Tolbert (14.1), Anthony Cook (13.9) and Steve Kerr (12.6) also were in double figures. Throughout the season, Arizona outscored opponents by 20.5 points.