Monday, October 17, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Monday...

  • A reminder, Cornell's Red-White Game, the annual open-to-the-public intersquad scrimmage is scheduled for October 22 at Newman Arena. The scrimmage tips off at approximately 4 pm following the home football game against Brown. The Red-White Game also coincides with the basketball program's Alumni Weekend where former players are invited to return back to Cornell. There is no expected online broadcast for the Red-White Game, but those plans could change.
  • Cornell is drawing some media attention for its recruitment of Ohio guard, Kevin Johnson, a top 150 national recruit who already boasts multiple BCS offers. Johnson plays for the same AAU club program as incoming Cornell recruit, Nolan Cressler. In addition to Johnson, Cornell is heavily involved with several top 200 kids in the classes of 2013 and 2014 some of which have already scheduled campus visits or have already visited.
  • Steve Donaue, the former Cornell head coach, entering his second season with Boston College, told the Boston Globe on his rebuilding project with the Eagles, "I think it’s a challenge and fun. We had a similar situation when I was at Cornell. You just get a bunch of kids together and see them develop, step by step. It’s one of the best parts of coaching.’’
  • Below, our Tweets of the Weekend from the world of Cornell Basketball on the twittersphere...
  • Cornell will have at least three games televised during the 2011-2012 season including, 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 17, through 2 games into the season, Aubry is averaging 5.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. On October 15, in a 69-66 win over Reggia, Aubry chipped in 7 points and 8 rebounds. Halcones is 13-2 (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 with 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 17, through 2 games into the season, Toppert is averaging 9.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. On October 14, Toppert notched 7 points as Ourense prevailed 81-78 over Las Rozas. Ourense is 2-0 (1st 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) (Cader Rocha, LUB Uruguay premier league)-As of October 17, through 5 games into the season, Hartford is averaging 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Cader is 0-5 (16th place out of 16 teams in the Uruguayan LUB). 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 17, through 3 games into the season, Dale is averaging 16.7 points and 2.3 assists per game. On October 15, Geottingen fell to B.Muenchen 77-73 despite Dale's 21 points. Goettingen is 1-2 on season (13th place out of 18 teams in the German BBK). He is in his second professional season, both seasons in Germany with Goettingen.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Unsigned)-Wittman is currently 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)-Foote is currently 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 17, through 5 games into the season, he is averaging 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Vaerlose is 1-4 (8th 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 17, through 5 games into the season, he is averaging 11.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.. Vaerlose is 1-4 (8th place out of 10 teams in the Danish BBK). The 2011-2012 season is his rookie year.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Johnson seriously considering Cornell? Sounds like he'd be a great addition.