Friday, July 13, 2012

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Above, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) in action in the NBA Summer League with the Brooklyn Nets.  Below, some news and notes for Friday...

  • Below, WENY (ABC News, Elmira, NY) covers Jeff Foote's (Cornell '10) performance yesterday for the Brooklyn Nets against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Summer League.

ORLANDO -- After off games in his two previous outings, Cornell University graduate Jeff Foote bounced back to post his most complete game of the week on Thursday as part of the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Pro Summer League 2012.
Foote, a three-time All-Ivy League center at Cornell (2008-10), started his fourth consecutive game and played 19 minutes, finishing with nine points, a game-high seven rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. Foote made 4 of 9 shots from the field and went 1-for-2 from the foul line. He did not play in the second quarter. The Nets fell to 0-4 in the Summer League, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 87-86.
After scoring 10 points and collecting six rebounds in his first outing of the Summer League on Monday, Foote struggled in the next two games, scoring one point combined.
Foote, a 7-footer from Spencer-Van Etten, was the Nets' third-leading scorer Thursday. Point-guard Tyshawn Taylor, a 2012 first-round draft pick by the Nets from Kansas, finished with a game-high 23 points on 9-for-18 shooting and a team-high five assists.
Foote, who attended the Nets' free agent camp May 21-23, was called up by the New Orleans Hornets on a 10-day NBA contract in March. He played with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League and averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds in 39 games with the Nets' affiliate.
The Nets will play their last game in the Summer League against the Indiana Pacers at 2 p.m. Friday.
  • The New York Post reflects on yesterday's game and Nets guard, Tyshawn Taylor and writes, "He did make a few wild passes, including one attempted alley-oop to Jeff Foote where he flung the ball somewhere in Foote’s general direction after leaping into the air and turning his back to his 7-foot center. But he also made a nice floater shortly after that, and then immediately came down and hit Foote for a dunk on the next possession."
  • writes of the Celtics-Nets game on Wednesday and Celtics post, Jared Sullinger, "[Sullinger] struggled against former Cornell Center Jeff Foote, a “legitimate 7-Footer” who gave the shorter Sullinger trouble in the post and held him to 3 of 12 from the field.

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