Tuesday, June 26, 2012

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, Cody Toppert ('05) in action against Syracuse.  Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...

  • Nets Daily writes, "Marshon Brooks and Jeff Foote are expected to play Tuesday evening in the Nike Pro City Tournament at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street). Their team, Dyckman/NYAC, will play Gold's Gym at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free."
  • Cody Toppert ('05) has retired from professional basketball and launched Toppert Basketball Services, a skill development program.  Among Toppert's clients are incoming Cornell freshman, Holt Harmon (Plano West HS), Plano, TX, 6-9, F. Toppert's final season in professional basketball, the 2011-2012 campaign, was spent laregely with Logitravel Mallorca of the LEB Gold Spain 2nd Division.  Toppert finished his 2011-2012 season averaging 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Mallorca finished 15-19 and in 13th place out of 18 teams in the LEB Gold. Prior to joining Mallorca midseason, Toppert averaged 6.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Ourense in the Spanish LEB Silver (3rd Division). During his pro career, Toppert, a 6'4" wing forward, has played in the NBA D-League with the former club, the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (now the Canton Charge). He 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), 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).
  • Below, an Instagram photo taken of Cornell's 2010 Sweet Sixteen banner by one of the campers attending Cornell's Prospect Camp over the weekend.  Cornell remains the only Ivy League team to win two NCAA Tournament games since the tournament field expanded from 40 teams in 1980 to its modern format of 60-plus teams. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good for Cody, he was a very hard worker and he sure could shoot the ball. He earned his time in the court. A very nice kid as well, I wish him the best.