Thursday, July 7, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • A podcast of Jeff Foote's ('10) interview with ESPN Radio 1160 is now available online. Among the topics discussed by Foote were his recent workouts with the New York Knicks and his intent to join an NBA veteran training camp next season following the lockout. Foote also discussed his participation in the Nike Pro City Summer League with Louis Dale ('10) and the New York Athletic Club (NYAC). Also covered in the interview were Foote's plans for next season, which could include rejoining Melilla of Spain's second division or joining another European club. Foote remains under contract with Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv club, currently ranked as the No. 4 team in the world (outside of the United States). Maccabi had "loaned" Foote to Melilla for the 2010-2011 season. Foote is in the 2nd year of his multi-year deal with the Israeli club.
  • Cornell assistant coaches such as Mike Blaine are currently on the road at various tournaments, camps and clinics recruiting and evaluating prospects in the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • A prospect that Cornell was evaluating but had not offered a roster spot has committed to Lafayette. See the story at the Hudson Valley Record.


Anonymous said...

Rufer is a nice low to mid-major player. Also, the newspaper is the Times Herald-Record.

Anonymous said...

when are all these teams schedules going to come out?

Anonymous said...

i lost a bit of respect for foote after hearing this afternoon.... he threw everyone under the bus.... a teammate just doesnt do that. it makes him a good interview, but a terrible teammate.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Understand your point re: Foote, but we think you do not understand his point.

Foote is indicating that he did not feel like he was on a real team with unity. Thus, hard to be a "good teammate" in interviews when you feel like the very teammates you are discussing don't watch your back.

Very tough situation for him to be in coming out of a very special Cornell team.