Thursday, August 25, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Afternoon Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...

  • Below, some Cornell basketball related tweets from the twittersphere in the last 24 hours.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

what exactly would have constituted an unsuccessful picnic :)

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Hmmm... how bout a half dozen players mysteriously not showing up?

Anonymous said...

wow Tomic looks so European

Anonymous said...

Was Tomic in the green button-down? Yes he looks so European.

IMO, compared to photos from their first rebounders club picnic two years ago, Eitan has physically changed the most in his class.

Also, the roster says that Giddens and LaMore are the same height, but Giddens looks well taller to me in those photos. LaMore looks physically ready though.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Tomic is in the green.

Some of the appearance in height can be altered by the camera angles and posture.

Dave and Deion are probably both closer to 6'10" than 6'9". Deion's long arms make him play much bigger than either height. Deion will block shots like a true seven footer.

His lack of experience and weight are the only reasons why he is not at a BCS school. Could be dynamite in a year or two. Very, very big upside.

Anonymous said...

Ok if that's Tomic, he looks nowhere near as immense as they made him sound on that radio interview with Courtney. He's supposed to be the heaviest on the team -- by a lot.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Plenty of photos of Tomic on the Blog. He is a legit 230-235. He is roughly the same weight as Lamore and 2-3 inches shorter. He is also the same exact size as Alex Tyler (6'7" 235).

Anonymous said...

The roster says he's supposed to be 250 lbs and at least 20 lbs heavier than the next heaviest guy (LaMore). He doesn't look it but 235 is large enough.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

To quote a non-Cornell, but current Division I coach to us on Ned, "he's a big boy."

Anonymous said...

Green shirt is Tarwater, not Tomic, right? Ned should be one inch taller and 10 pounds heavier.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

On the Facebook page, Ned is in a green/grey open shirt with a red ID necklace around his neck. He is standing next to LaMore and Giddens.

Anonymous said...

Dwight looks like the classic jock.
Ned looks like the classic European.