Thursday, July 21, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • The Hoops Report ranks Princeton No. 59 in the country in the site's top 68 teams for 2011-2012. Harvard is also expected to crack the rankings.
  • In Cornell roster report news, we have learned that Cornell red-shirt sophomore, Dominick Scelfo is in good health and should be on schedule to return to action on time for the 2011-2012 season. Scelfo, a 6'1" true point guard from New Orleans (Jesuit HS), missed his entire freshman year and most of his senior year of high school due to a torn MCL. Scelfo was highly recruited coming out of high school and passed up early verified scholarship offers from Saint Louis, Tulane, Samford, Texas-San Antonio, Louisiana-Lafayette, Army and New Orleans. Ironically, Scelfo's initial MCL tear occurred during an October 2009 pick-up basketball game while he was on a recruiting visit to Rick Majerus' Saint Louis program of the A-10. Scelfo was Cornell's first committed recruit for the class of 2010 and the Big Red's top guard target throughout the spring and summer of 2009, recruited primarily by former Cornell assistant and current Army head coach, Zach Spiker. Scelfo's fellow sophomore Cornell teammate, Dwight Tarwater also preserved an entire year of eligibility with a red-shirt season during 2011-2012.
  • Cornell is still fully engaged in the assistant coach search. The Big Red are seeking a replacement for third assistant, Ricky Yahn who left Cornell last month to take a position at Longwood.
  • Cornell's 2011-2012 schedule is complete in all material respects. However, two opponent contracts remain unsigned while the teams negotiate final dates. While Cornell will face several major conference opponents this year, the Big Red will not continue its series with Syracuse this season. The teams could resume the series in 2012-2013.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

First I've heard of Tarwater's red-shirt year.

I was looking for increased minutes from him for 2011-12.

Is he hurt?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Tarwater was red-shirted last year. He has four years of eligibility remaining beginning this season is recovered from his freshman year injury (mono).

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that Princeton would be so highly ranked for next season after graduating Maddox and Mavraides. If the Tigers win the Ivies over Harvard next year, then Mitch Henderson is the second coming of John Thompson III.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Take Hoops Report's ranking with a grain of salt. The Ivy League is not their expertise. They didn't even rank the Cornell team in the top 65 in 2009-2010. Of course, that team fined in the national top 20.