Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recruiting News

In this post, some recruiting updates from around the Ivy League.

For a list of recruits committed to attending Ivy League schools, including detailed profiles of the committed Cornell recruits, and a listing of Cornell's prospective recruiting targets, click here. For a separate general list of Ivy League prospective recruiting targets, click here. Please note that we update these lists regularly.

Class of 2012 Recruiting News

Mario Ono (Hebron Academy, Maine) Lewisville, TX, 6-2, G, has heard from several Ivies, including Cornell and Brown during his postgrad season and could be headed to the latter.

Brandon McDonnell (Memorial HS) Jackson, NJ, 6-6, F, announced via Twitter that he committed to Dartmouth.

Malik Gill (Mt. St. Michael Academy) Bronx, NY, 5-9, G committed to Dartmouth over interest from Columbia and Quinnipiac per several sources.

Zena Edosomwan (Harvard-Westlake) North Hollywood, CA, 6-9, F, announced he would reclassify to the class of 2013 and enroll at the Northfield Mount Hermon School with an intent to enroll at Harvard should he qualify academically.

Issac Cohen (Orlando Christian) Orlando, FL, 6-5, F, committed to Columbia per multiple sources. Reportedly Cohen had several low and mid major offers last fall including from Boston University.

Connor Clifford (Ocean View HS) Huntington Beach, CA, 7-0, C, committed to Cal Irvine after he had interest last summer from Cornell. He had reported offers on the table from Columbia, Cal Davis and Cal Riverside

Pepperdine, Davidson, Furman, Columbia, Denver, Rice, Texas Tech, Texas Arlington are among those interested in Jeff Raines (Coppell HS) Coppell, TX, 6-7, F, according to TexasHoops.

Class of 2013 Recruiting News

Anders Browman (Lakeview Christian Academy) Duluth, MN, 6-3, G, is hearing from a wide variety of schools according to Minnesota Preps, including Columbia, Lehigh, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Clemson, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech.

Evan Zeller (Mater Dei HS) Santa Ana, CA, 6-3, G, is hearing from Princeton, Boston College, Columbia, San Diego, and UC Irvine according to the Mission Viejo Patch.

Julian Jacobs (Desert Pines HS) Las Vegas, NV, 6-2, G, committed to Utah per numerous sources. His final cut of schools included Cornell and Arizona State, each of which offered. He also had an offer from Saint Mary's.

Nick Griffin (Magruder HS) Rockville, MD, 6-2, G, has offers from American, Bucknell, George Washington and Holy Cross and interest from Penn according to MD High. reports that Monte Morris (Beecher HS) Flint, MI, 6-0, G, has offers from Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Iowa St, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Princeton.

Quniton Stephens (Marist School) Atlanta, GA, 6-8, F, has interest from Harvard and offers from Georgia Tech, Georgia, Tennessee, Clemson, Auburn and UAB per

Khalil Dukes (Capital Prep School) Hartford, CT, 5-11, G, was offered by Princeton per multiple sources. He also has offers from Vermont, Saint Bonaventure, Quinnipiac, Saint Peters, and Sacred Heart.

Luke Worthington (Homestead HS) Homestead, WI, 6-8, F, has offers from South Dakota State, North Dakota and Florida Gulf Coast while fielding interest from Wisconsin, BYU, Stanford, California, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Harvard, Davidson and Maryland according to

Per, Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Huntington Prep) Huntington, WV, 6-2, G, has interest from Columbia and offers from Oregon, NC State, Marquette, Illinois and UConn. is reporting that Marcus Jackson (Pacific Hills HS) Los Angeles, CA, 6-1, G, has interest from Princeton, San Diego, SMU, UC Davis and UC Irvine.

ESPN reports that Wesley Brown (Pflugerville HS) Pflugerville, TX, 6-5, F, holds offers to Princeton, Yale and Columbia.

Nnamdi Enechionyia (Saint James School) Saint James, MD, 6-5, F, has heard from Princeton, Mt. St. Mary's and Holy Cross according to

Nate Walker (Hamilton HS) Chandler, AZ, 6-1, G, is hearing from Brown, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Tulsa according to Arizona Preps.

Josh Hart (Sidwell Friends) Washington, D.C, 6-3, G, has offers from Penn, William And Mary, Georgetown, Marquette, N.C. State, Villanova and San Diego State among others per

Maurice Kirby (Basha HS) Chandler, AZ, 6-9, F, has offers from Princeton, Penn State, Arizona State according to

Noah Allen (Palma HS) Salinas, CA, 6-4, G, boasts offers from Saint Mary's, Pacific, and San Francisco while fielding interest from Columbia, Yale, Princeton and Harvard according to Nor Cal Preps.

Tanner Lacona (Tesoro HS) Las Flores, CA, 6-8, F, has an offer to UC Davis and interest from Penn, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Utah, BYU and San Francisco among others according to

Javon Patton (Highland Tech HS) Gastonia, NC, 5-9, G, is hearing from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Tennessee Tech, Stetson and Gardner-Webb according to the Gaston Gazette.


Harry '59 said...

Cornell is not very well represented on the 2013 list.

Anonymous said...

Harry '59: This blog isn't really that insightful for Cornell recruiting efforts for some reason, so I wouldn't worry about that list. My guess is that Cornell likes to keep their cards close to their chest -- I believe even ESPN (far from a truly reliable source in this realm) has more names linked to Cornell than this blog has publicly stated. Cornell is sorta the opposite of Harvard w/r/t recruiting.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Our policy with respect to Cornell's recruiting efforts is as follows.

We do not mention anyone recruited by Cornell unless that recruit's name is FIRST published elsewhere (online or in print media) and mentioned specifically in connection with Cornell.

Cornell prefers to operate in this fashion (under both the current staff and the prior staff).

While this policy limits the availability of information to fans of the program about Cornell's recruiting efforts, it serves the overall best interests of the program.