Friday, June 8, 2012

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...

  • In the Puerto Rico BSN last night, Jeff Aubry (Cornell '99) finished with 3 points, 2 blocks and 7 rebounds, but his Arecibo Capitanes fell to Mayaguez 91-89 in overtime and now trail the league's championship series 3-1.
  • Cornell Basketball has a presence in NBA Finals history.  Cornellian Ed Peterson, a graduate of the class of 1948, played the 1949-1950 season with the Syracuse Nationals, the franchise which subsequently became the Philadelphia 76ers.  Peterson, a 6'9" center, appeared in the 1950 NBA Finals with Syracuse which lost the series 4-2 to George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers.  In 115 career NBA games, Peterson averaged 7.0 points oer game.    (Below, Cornell's 1947-1948 team photo with Peterson in the #13 jersey, a poster for the Syracuse Nationals for the 1950-1951 season (Peterson was traded mid-season to Tri-City) and photos of Peterson appearing in the Associated Press from his time in the NBA.)  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ed Peterson also served on the board of directors for the Syracuse Nationals after his playing days were finished. He also appeared in "old-timers" games from time to time.