- Above, the career highlights video of committed Cornell recruit, Holt Harmon (Plano West HS), Plano, TX, 6-9, F.
- Committed Cornell recruit, Robert Mischler (Mishawaka HS) Marian, IN, 6-2, G, scored 9 points last night in the McDonald's Michiana All Star Game. See recaps in the South Bend Tribune and WNDU (NBC News).
- Committed Cornell recruit, Nolan Cressler (Plum HS) Plum, PA, 6-4, G (class of 2012) was selected to the Roundball Classic on April 21, 2012 at Geneva College. Cressler also played on March 24, 2012 in the Cager Classic All Star Game at Highlands High School in Natrona Heights (PA) where he set the all-star game's 16-year single game scoring record with a 38 point performance.
- Cornell alumnus, Jeff Aubry ('99) collected 7 rebounds in a Puerto Rico BSN game last night as his Arecibo team defeated Bayamon 85-76. As of March 27, Aubry is averaging 3.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for Arecibo in the BSN Puerto Rico premier league. Arecibo is 7-6 and in 4th place out of 8 teams in the league. Aubry, a 6'11" center, splits his time in both the Mexican (Halcones Rojos, LNBP Mexico premier league) and Puerto Rican professional leagues. He is also a prospective member of Puerto Rico's national team and could join several NBA stars in Puerto Rico's bid to qualify for the London Summer Olympics. 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 NBA 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).
- Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) and his Springfield Armor are back in action in the NBA D-League tonight, Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm in a home game against Maine. The Springfield Republican previews the game and writes, "." All NBA D-League games are available to view online at no charge via the D-League's Futurecast. Foote is averaging 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in the D-League after being named a starter at the D-League's All-Star Game during February. As of today, Foote is ranked 5th in the D-League in double-doubles. He averaged 1.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 4 games for the New Orleans Hornets during a 10-day contract between March 9 and March 19. On Foote's potential in the NBA, the Ridiculous Upside blog writes:
There's a good chance if an NBA team needs a man in the middle to come in and play, they'll probably look elsewhere. There are still some 7-footers left, though, if teams are interested in making sure their call-up is already in playing shape.
Top Player: This spot belonged to Mikki Moore last time we did this, but things have changed now that Jeff Foote returned from his call-up to the New Orleans Hornets. The 7-footer is obviously still developing, but considering he already has a go-to move in the post and is averaging 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds for one of the best teams in the D-League, there are a lot of things to like about the 24-year-old Cornell alum.
Foote has what many describe as the best hands in the D-League, a hook shot that nobody can stop in the D-League and a wingspan long enough to alter shots from all around the post. He could be a much better rebounder if he'd work on developing his lower body -- and it wouldn't hurt to improve his footwork, either, considering he gets frustrated whenever the hook shot isn't falling.