Monday, October 31, 2011

News and Notes: Halloween Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes...

  • Above, our Tweets of the Day from the world of Cornell Basketball on the twittersphere.
  • In Ivy League news, Brown freshman, Taylor Wright has dropped off the team's roster. Take a look at The Cornell Basketball Blog's Roster Report for roster sizes and transactions throughout the Ivy League. See which teams have lost the most players in the last five years for reasons other than graduation and exhaustion of eligibility.
  • Above, a photo of Cody Toppert ('05) huddling with his Spanish team, Ourense. Further down below in this post, updates on all of Cornell's alumni playing professionally. Below, Adam Wire ('11) and Aaron Osgood ('11) in action as pro teammates with the Vaerlose club of Denmark.

  • Cornell is scheduled to meet Siena next Saturday in a closed-door scrimmage in Albany, New York. The Big Red scrimmaged Lafayette on Saturday in Newman Arena. Pictured above, Ryan Wittman ('11) in action against Siena during November 2007, a Cornell victory in Newman. Both teams would win their conferences during '07-'08 with Siena advancing to the 2nd round of the NCAAs that March. Below, action photos from Cornell's last meeting at Lafayette from 2005.
  • Cornell will have at least four games televised during the 2011-2012 season including at Stony Brook (Cablevision 118), at Maryland (ESPN3), at Illinois (ESPN3) and at Penn State (Big Ten Network). Time Warner Cable, VerizonFios1, and Comcast Sports are among other networks that may also pick up Cornell games against Ivy League opponents such as Columbia, Princeton and Penn.
  • Below is an updated directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program. You can also follow The Cornell Basketball Blog on Twitter.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Ryan Rourke ('06)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Ryan Wittman ('10)
-Pete Reynolds ('10)
-Jon Jaques ('10)
-Louis Dale ('10)
-Alex Tyler ('10)
-Geoff Reeves ('10)
-Jeff Foote ('10)
-Andre Wilkins ('10) (inactive)
-Aaron Osgood ('11)
-Adam Wire ('11)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Max Groebe ()
-Andrew Ferry ()
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Josh Figini ()
-Galal Cancer ()
-Ned Tomic ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Dave LaMore ()
-Shonn Miller ()
-Devin Cherry ()
-Nolan Cressler (committed recruit)
-Braxston Bunce (committed recruit)
-Holt Harmon (committed recruit)
-Tim Higgins (committed recruit)
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Assistant Coach Arlen Galloway ()
-Brian Delaney, WPIE/ESPN Radio Ithaca ()
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports ()
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga ()
-Former head coach, Steve Donahue ()
-Former assistant coach, Nat Graham ()
-Former assistant coach, Woody Kampmann ()
-Former Assistant Coach Ricky Yahn ()
-Former Intern Assistant Ryan Woerner ()
  • Throughout the year we provide periodic updates on Cornell's alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones Rojos, LNBP Mexico premier league/Arecibo Capitanes, BSN Puerto Rico premier league)-As of October 31, Aubry is averaging 4.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Halcones is 14-2 (1st place out of 14 teams in the Mexican LNBP). Aubry, a 6'11" center, splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. He is also a member of Puerto Rico's national team joining several NBA stars and is expected to compete with the team in 2012 Olympic qualifying. A well traveled pro player, Aubry spent 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 (Miami Tropics) and abroad in Puerto Rico (Arecibo, Leones de Ponce, and Santurce, BSN Puerto Rico), Spain (Tarragona, LEB Gold Spain 2nd Division), Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Chihuahua Dorados, LNBP Mexico premier league), Poland (Slask Wroclaw, PLK Poland premier league), Argentina (Libertad Sunchales, Liga A Argentina), Uruguay (Hebraica, LUB Uruguay )and Peru (Alas Peruanas, Peru).

-Cody Toppert ('05) (Ourense, LEB Silver Spain 3rd Division)-As of October 31, Toppert is averaging 7.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. On October 30, Toppert scored 10 points as Ourense defeated Barca Regal 77-72. Ourense is 3-1 (2nd place out of 13 teams in the Spanish LEB Silver). Like Aubry, Toppert, a 6'4" guard, is a veteran of the NBA D League, a former Albuquerque Thunderbird. During his pro career, Toppert has also played in England (Plymouth Raiders, British Basketball League), Italy (Forli, LegaDue Italy 2nd division), the CBA (Great Falls Explorers), as well as in Portugal (Barriernese, LCB Portugal premier league), Germany (Goettingen, BBK Bundesliga Germany premier league) and New Zealand (Taranaki Mountain Airs, NBL New Zealand premier league).

-Jason Hartford ('08) (Unsigned free agent)-As of October 31, Hartford is unsigned for the 2011-2012 season. He was cut during the week of October 17 by Cader Rocha, LUB Uruguay premier league and is now a free agent. He was averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, second on the team in both categories. The 6'9" Hartford previously played professionally in Portugal (Ginasio, LCB Portugal premier league), Finland (Huima, Korisliiga Finland premier league) and Mozambique (Maxaquene, D1 Mozambique premier league).

-Louis Dale ('10) (Goettingen, BBK Bundesliga Germany premier league)-As of October 31, Dale is averaging 13.2 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 rebounds per game. On October 29, Goettingen fell to LTi 76-64 while Dale notched 10 points. Goettingen is 1-5 on season (17th place out of 18 teams in the German BBK). Dale is in his second professional season, both seasons in Germany with Goettingen.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Unsigned free agent)-As of October 31, Wittman is unsigned for the 2011-2012 season. He played the 2010-2011 season in Italy (Forli, LegaDue Italy 2nd division) and in the United States (Fort Wayne Mad Ants, NBA D-League).

-Jeff Foote ('10) (Unsigned free agent)-As of October 31, Foote is unsigned for the 2011-2012 season. He played the 2010-2011 season in Spain (Melilla, LEB Gold Spain 2nd division) while on loan from Euro League powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

-Adam Wire ('11) (Vaerlose, Denmark BBK premier league)-As of October 31, Wire is averaging 9.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. On October 28, in a 95-88 defeat to Naestved, he finished with 7 points and 10 rebounds. Vaerlose is 2-6 (9th place out of 10 teams in the Danish BBK). The 2011-2012 season is his rookie year.

-Aaron Osgood ('11) (Vaerlose, Denmark BBK premier league)-As of October 31, Osgood is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. On October 28, in a 95-88 defeat to Naestved, he finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds. Vaerlose is 2-6 (9th place out of 10 teams in the Danish BBK). The 2011-2012 season is his rookie year.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are Witt and Foote going to join a D-League team? Seems like Europe is out of the question given every league has started their season.

Anonymous said...

Wittman may be hanging them up I hear?
Let's get this lockout over and see Foote playing in the NBA.

Anonymous said...

It'd be a damn shame to see him hang them up.

Anonymous said...

that really stinks for sahota, hopefully he is alright