- In the NBA D-League, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, as his Springfield Armor defeated the Texas Legends on Saturday, 105-98. The Armor clinched the Eastern Conference regular season championship and finished with a 29-21 record. The Armor open the playoffs at the Canton Charge on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. All NBA D-League games are available to view online at no charge via the D-League's Futurecast. Foote is averaging 15.1 points and 8.9 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 4th in the D-League in double-doubles and is also 4th in the league in rebounds. 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. Foote currently is ranked by the D-League as its #6 overall NBA prospect. He was recently profiled in a video on NBA.com. The D-League website profiles the Springfield-Canton playoff series and writes, "... Jeff Foote, the 7-foot center out of Cornell who’s turned himself from a big body to a viable big man, and spent some time with the Hornets this year. Foote still needs some work, but he’s getting better by the week, and just finished off the regular season with back-to-back double-doubles. "
- Visit The Cornell Basketball Blog's updated profiles of Cornell's five committed recruits from the classes of 2012 and 2013: Robert Mischler (Mishawaka HS) Marian, IN, 6-2, G, Braxston Bunce (Kelowna Secondary School) Kelowna, BC, Canada, 6-11, C; Holt Harmon (Plano West HS), Plano, TX, 6-9, F; Nolan Cressler (Plum HS) Plum, PA, 6-4, G, and Tim Higgins (Paul VI HS) Fairfax, VA, 6-10, C (class of 2013).
- Committed Cornell recruit, Robert Mischler was named 2nd Team All Area by the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth. Votes were cast by 14 area high school coaches and 4 members of the Elkhart Truth staff.
- Committed Cornell recruit, Nolan Cressler was named to the Pittsburgh Post Tribune's Fab 5 Team. Cressler was also selected by the Tribune as its WPIAL AAAA Player of the Year and selected by area coaches to the Section 2 First Team. The Tribune profiles Cressler on its Fab 5 Team as follows:
The scoop: Cressler scored in a variety of ways. He played point guard and shooting guard and was the second-leading scorer in the WPIAL with a 25.8 ppg average. He shot 58 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged 8.8 rebounds in helping Plum reach the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. He finished as Plum's all-time leading scorer with 1,565 points.
College talk: Cressler will play at Cornell of the Ivy League.
Most memorable moment this season: When I made my college decision and when we had some pretty impressive wins during a winning streak.
In basketball, you'd like to improve ... ? Mostly my on-the-ball defense.
Favorite school subject? Psychology.
Something you wish you could do over? Our [WPIAL] quarterfinal game against Shaler. I just felt like we could've won that game.
Movie you could watch anytime? "Dumb and Dumber." There are so many great quotes in that movie.
People might be surprised to know ... I'm climbing a mountain in August. It's somewhere in the Rocky Mountains with my uncle. It's a graduation present type of thing.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully having a great job in the business world and starting my life outside of basketball.
- If you missed it, take a look at The Cornell Basketball Blog's sneak peak at the 2012-2013 schedule.
- Want to see some video of archived Cornell games from 2011-2012? ESPN3.com has archived games for Cornell at Maryland and Illinois and a home game against Harvard.
- Not a member of Twitter? See what The Cornell Basketball Blog is tweeting and retweeting each day by visiting our Twitter Timeline.
- So how did Cornell finish the 2011-2012 season? Cornell's RPI rank as of April 2 was No. 180 out of 344 total Division I teams. The Ken Pomeroy and Jeff Sagarin rankings are No. 209 and No. 202 respectively. Below are links to our game recap sections from each of Cornell's games this season along with notations of postseason bids received by Cornell 2011-2012 opponents.
- November 11, 2011 at St. Bonaventure L 58-79 (NCAA Tournament)
- November 14, 2011 vs. Binghamton W 76-61
- November 16, 2011 at Buffalo L 59-68 (CollegeInsider.com)
- November 20, 2011 vs. Boston University W 71-66
- November 22, 2011 at Delaware L 68-76 (CBI)
- November 27, 2011 vs. American L 63-65 (CollegeInsider.com)
- December 3, 2011 vs. Lehigh W 81-79 (OT) (NCAA Tournament)
- December 17, 2011 vs. Albany W 85-82 (OT) (CollegeInsider.com)
- December 19, 2011 at Illinois L 60-64 (TV: ESPN3)
- December 21, 2011 at Penn State L 67-74 (TV: Big Ten Network)
- December 28, 2011 at Stony Brook L 58-69 (OT) (TV: Cablevision 118) (NIT)
- December 31, 2011 at Bucknell L 60-63 (CBI)
- January 3, 2012 at Maryland L 62-70 (TV: ESPN3)
- January 7, 2012 vs. Albright W 78-60
- January 13, 2012 vs. Princeton W 67-59 (CBI)
- January 14, 2012 vs. Penn L 52-64 (CBI)
- January 21, 2012 at Columbia L 56-61
- January 28, 2012 vs. Columbia W 65-60
- February 3, 2012 at Harvard L 60-71 (NCAA Tournament)
- February 4, 2012 at Dartmouth W 68-59
- February 10, 2012 vs. Yale W 85-84 OT (CollegeInsider.com)
- February 11, 2012 vs. Brown W 72-63
- February 17, 2012 at Penn L 66-73 (CBI)
- February 18, 2012 at Princeton L 57-75 (CBI)
- February 24, 2012 at Brown W 69-63
- February 25, 2012 at Yale L 40-71 (CollegeInsider.com)
- March 2, 2012 vs. Dartmouth W 70-57
- March 3, 2012 vs. Harvard L 63-67 (NCAA Tournament)
- 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)
-Bo Buttenback ('98)
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Ryan Rourke ('06)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Brian Kreefer ('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)
-Max Groebe ('12)
-Chris Wroblewski ('12)
-Andrew Ferry ('12)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Jonathan Grey ()
-Miles Asafo Adjei ()
-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)
-Robert Mischler (committed recruit)
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Assistant Coach Arlen Galloway ()
-Brian Delaney, WPIE/ESPN Radio Ithaca ()
-Ed Boulat, Ithaca Journal
-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 April 9, Aubry is averaging 2.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for Arecibo in the BSN Puerto Rico premier league. Arecibo is 10-8 and in 4th place out of 8 teams in the league. Aubry, a 6'11" center, splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. Aubry holds citizenship in Puerto Rico and with Puerto Rico participating in the FIBA 2012 Olympics Qualifying Tournament this coming July, he has been mentioned as a potential member of the national team roster and could find himself in the 2012 Summer Olympic games. 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).-Cody Toppert ('05) (Logitravel Mallorca, LEB Gold Spain 2nd Division)-As of April 9, Toppert is averaging 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Mallorca is 14-17 and in 13th place out of 18 teams in the LEB Gold (2nd Division). Prior to joining Mallorca midseason, Toppert averaged 6.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during 2011-2012 for Ourense in the Spanish LEB Silver (3rd Division). During his pro career, Toppert, a 6'4" wing forward, has played in Spain (Ourense, LEB Silver Spain 3rd Division), 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), Bulgaria (BC CSKA Sofia, NBL Bulgaria premier league), Germany (Goettingen/Scholz Weissenhorn, BBK Bundesliga Germany premier league) and New Zealand (Taranaki Mountain Airs, NBL New Zealand premier league).-Jason Hartford ('08) (Unsigned free agent)-As of April 9, 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 April 9, Dale is out for the season with a torn ACL. He was averaging 11.9 points, 2.2 assists, and 2.0 rebounds per game before the injury. Dale is in his second professional season, both seasons in Germany with Goettingen.-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Unsigned free agent)-As of April 9, Wittman is unsigned for the 2011-2012 season after he terminated his contract on September 26 with Zastal of the PLK Poland premier league. 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).http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=7340341118673898826-Jeff Foote ('10) (New Orleans Hornets, NBA/Springfield Armor, NBA D-League)-As of April 9, Foote is averaging 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the D-League after being named a starter at the D-League's All-Star Game during February. Foote is ranked 4th in the D-League in double-doubles and is also 4th in the league in rebounds. Springfield finished the regular season 29-21 (1st place out of 8 teams in the Eastern Conference) and clinched a playoff spot. Foote averaged 1.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 4 games for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets during a 10-day contract between March 9 and March 19. Foote is ranked by the D-League as its #6 overall NBA prospect. He participated in the Portland Trailblazers' 2011-2012 preseason training camp and played the 2011-2012 preseason with with Zastal of the PLK Poland premier league and the full 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) (Unsigned free agent)-As of April 9, Wire is an unsigned free agent. He was waived by Vaerlose, Denmark BBK premier league during December. He was averaging 11.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.9 assists per game. On November 4, 2011 he was named the Eurobasket Player of the Week for Denmark. The 2011-2012 season is his rookie year.-Aaron Osgood ('11) (Unsigned free agent)-As of April 9, Osgood is an unsigned free agent. He was waived by Vaerlose, Denmark BBK premier league during December. He was averaging 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The 2011-2012 season is his rookie year.