Thursday, September 29, 2011

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Thursday...
  • For those starving for some Cornell basketball footage from the 2010-2011 season, ESPN3.com has full archived games of Cornell's visits last season to Seton Hall and Syracuse.
  • Speaking of old footage, below, some raw video of ESPN Sports Center's highlights of Cornell's narrow 2010 defeat at No. 1 Kansas on January 6, 2010.



  • Below, our Tweets of the Day from the world of Cornell Basketball on the twittersphere over the last 24 hours..

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Penn and Harvard have some really nice recruits coming in. The recruiting cycle is far from over, and I hope Cornell can land some comparable talent.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Holt Harmon is the best committed Ivy recruit out there right now. His skill level speaks for itself when you see him play, whether on an elite AAU level or in arguably one of the ten toughest public school leagues in the country.

Cornell got him because we found him first. Big Red were recruiting him for a full year.

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be snarky, but if Harmon played at an elite AAU level team and in a top ten public school league, how is it he wasn't "found" until right before his junior year?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Harvard pass on Holt Harmon?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Harvard was never involved with Holt Harmon.

Anonymous said...

Once you get past the top 5 players in a class, there are a lot of myths built around some players since they were in the second grade. Truly ridiculous. If you find smart, coachable players who have played with and against great competition, BC and company will make them shine. No need to get caught up in made up hype. Plus, you never know all the details surrounding a particular player. I saw one player who averaged 32 points in his public school league and when he played against some very good AAU teams, averaged 4 points.

Anonymous said...

Any true centers in play? Sounds like Penn may have picked up a nice one.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Yes, absolutely true centers still in play... and not 190 pounders either. We are talking big kids with BCS offers.

Anonymous said...

I guess we can only wait (and hope)

Anonymous said...

I think if we look back in four and a half years, it is exceedingly unlikely that Holt Harmon will have had the best career of all of the committed Ivy recruits.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

You can say that about anyone. I wouldn't take one player against the field in any case. Just too many good players. But right now, Harmon is best inside-outside guy on the books. He is not a long term project. He is a finished product and an immediate contributor at any Ivy team.

Anonymous said...

Are these true centers looking at Cornell?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

yup

Anonymous said...

How bout a lights out uber athletic 6'7 3 forward?