Wednesday, July 11, 2012

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Above, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) of the Brooklyn Nets defends Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during the NBA Summer League on Tuesday.  Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...


  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) was limited to 19 minutes of action yesterday in the NBA Summer League playing for the Brooklyn Nets.  Foote finished 0/1 from the floor and 1/2 at the FT line for 1 point, 1 block and 1 assist.  The Elmira Star Gazette recaps the game and writes, "Jeff Foote was held to one point and zero rebounds in his second outing with the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando Pro Summer League 2012.  Foote, a Cornell University graduate and three-time All-Ivy center, played 19 minutes, 21 seconds Tuesday.  The Nets (0-2) shot just 38.7 percent and lost, 82-73, to the Boston Celtics at Amway Center.  Foote was 0-for-1 from the field and 1-for-2 from the free-throw line. The Spencer-Van Etten graduate finished with one assist, one block and two personal fouls.  Foote scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 92-88 loss to the Orlando Magic on Monday." See the Ithaca Journal for a recap of Monday's game.  The Springfield Republican writes, "The [NBA D-League's Springfield Armor] are coming off the best season in their three-year history, posting a 29-21 record, winning the East Conference title and reaching the playoffs for the first time.  Foote was a big part of that success in his first year in the D-League. The Cornell graduate was one of its top centers, averaging 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds. His 15 double-doubles were tops in the league at his position.  Foote, who earned a call-up to the New Orleans Hornets last season, is looking to land a roster spot in the NBA.  'For the most part, I’m just trying to show I can fill a hole in a spot and be a good fit for most teams,' Foote said. 'I’m looking to get more offensive rebounds and play good defense, so I guess that’s what I’m looking to show.'"  Foote and the Nets face the 76ers today at 3 pm.  A blogger from the Bleacher Report evaluates Foote as a Net.

  • Jeff Aubry (Cornell '99) has signed for another season with the Halcones Rojos of the Mexican LNBP.  The 6'11" center has played with the team since the 2009-2010 season.  See the Google translated article from Noventa Minutos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man, Foote looks menacing. That face alone is enough to warrant a call-up. Here's to hoping he logs a better performance this afternoon...