Monday, August 15, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

What is next for Chris Wroblewski? Below, some news and notes for Monday...
  • In discussing the University of Nebraska-Omaha's move to Division I, the Omaha World Herald writes, "mid-majors like Butler, Virginia Commonwealth, Cornell and Davidson have made major impacts in the past five NCAA tournaments — regular-season upsets aren't out of the question either."
  • On the topic of Cornell's schedule, a pair of websites have already started with daily countdowns of preseason national rankings. Below are the Cornell opponents ranked thus far: Top 144
-Lehigh (No. 134)
-Boston U. (No. 118)
-Maryland (No. 108)
-Bucknell (No. 91) Top 68
-Princeton (No. 59)
-Maryland (No. 58)
  • In recruiting news, per the Buffalo News, 6'3" guard Stan Wier, a graduate of the Nichols School in Buffalo, New York selected Buffalo University over offers from Citadel, Princeton, Cornell, Rhode Island and Colgate. Wier is presently a postgrad student at LaLumiere Prep in Indiana. Wier is the second Nichols school product in the last 3 months to select Buffalo over Cornell as 6'8" Will Regan, a transfer from Virginia out of the ACC, opted for the Bulls over his second choice, Cornell. Regan also held offers to Penn, St. Joseph's, Niagara, Canisisus and Fordham, among others.
  • Throughout the year we provide periodic updates on Cornell's 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, BSN the Puerto Rico Basketball League)-2010-2011 season concluded. Aubry and his Arecibo club in the Puerto Rican league clinched the league title. He averaged 4.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. 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 of Italy's second division, Lega Due, 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. He will play the 2011-2012 season with Ourense of Spain's second division. During his pro career, Toppert has also played in the CBA as well as in Portugal, Germany 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. He will return to Gottingen for the 2011-2012 season.

-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.

-Adam Wire ('11) (Vaerlose, Denmark BBK)-The 2011-2012 season will be his rookie year.

-Aaron Osgood ('11) (Vaerlose, Denmark BBK)-The 2011-2012 season will be his rookie year.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is next for chris wroblewski?

What is the point of asking the question?