Monday, February 11, 2013

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, news and notes for Monday...

  • Via the Ivy League Office, Cornell's Nolan Cressler wins the Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Errick Peck is named to the weekly honor roll.  The Ivy Office writes:
Cornell freshman guard Nolan Cressler (Pittsburgh) averaged 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in helping the Big Red to a weekend split. In the Big Red’s two-point loss to Harvard, Cressler hit 3-of-4 shots from the floor for eight points. He chipped in four rebounds and a steal. Cressler was even better in the 23-point win over Dartmouth, collecting 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals while making 5-of-6 shots from the floor. In just 45 total minutes on the weekend, he scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished two assists and had three steals.
Cressler's Statistics for the Week
vs. Harvard213-4.7502-3.6670-0.00040018
vs. Dartmouth245-6.8332-3.6672-21.000520214

Errick Peck, Cornell (Sr., F - Indianapolis)
17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Harvard
11 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists vs. Dartmouth

Week 1 November 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth/Will Barrett, Princeton
Week 2 November 19-Fran Dougherty, Penn
Week 3 November 26-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 4 December 3-Wes Saunders, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Wes Saunders,Harv/Ian Hummer,P'ton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Ian Hummer, Princeton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Tucker Halpern, Brown
Week 9 January 7-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 10 January 14-Wes Saunders, Harvard/TJ Bray, Princeton
Week 11 January 21-Mark Cisco, Columbia/Sean McGonagill, Brown
Week 12 January 28-Christian Webster, Harvard/Austin Morgan, Yale
Week 13 February 4-Wes Saunders, Harvard/Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 14 February 11-Javier Duren, Yale

Week 1 November 12-Nolan Cressler, Cornell
Week 2 November 19-Rafael Maia, Brown
Week 3 November 26-Grant Mullins, Columbia
Week 4 December 3-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Grant Mullins, Columbia (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Hans Brase, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Jamal Lewis, Penn
Week 9 January 7-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 10-January 14-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 11-January 21-Darien Nelson Henry, Penn
Week 12-January 28-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard/Justin Sears, Yale
Week 13-February 4-Rafael Maia, Brown
Week 14-February 11-Nolan Cressler, Cornell

Below, highlights from Saturday night...

  • Below, links to our recap sections from each of Cornell's games during the 2012-2013 season. 
    1. 11/10/12 vs. Western Michigan W 63-55
    2. 11/14/12 vs. St. Bonaventure L 68-72
    3. 11/16/12 vs. St. Peter's  L 64-68
    4. 11/18/12 at Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational) L 40-73 
    5. 11/20/12 at Arizona State (Las Vegas Invitational L 53-64
    6. 11/23/12 vs. Presbyterian (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 89-55
    7. 11/24/12 vs. Longwood (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 84-78
    8. 11/28/12 vs. Stony Brook L 53-76
    9. 12/1/12 vs. Colgate W 70-63
    10. 12/17/12 at Vanderbilt L 55-66
    11. 12/19/12 at Duke L 47-88
    12. 12/22/12 at Boston U. L 57-70
    13. 12/28/12 at St. Francis (PA) W 79-67
    14. 12/30/12 at Binghamton W 79-77
    15. 1/2/13 vs. Bucknell L 56-72
    16. 1/6/13 at American W 68-60
    17. 1/12/13 vs. SUNY Old Westbury W 103-84
    18. 1/19/13 vs. Columbia L 58-67
    19. 1/26/13 at Columbia W 66-63
    20. 2/1/13 at Princeton  L 59-76
    21. 2/2/13 at Penn W 71-69
    22. 2/8/13 vs Harvard L 65-67
    23. 2/10/13 vs Dartmouth W 79-56
  • Cornell RPI WatchThe RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of February 11 is No. 213 out of 344 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the site ranks Cornell No. 233 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 217.  Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

Friday, November 9
MIT 54 Harvard 69 Box Score - Recap
UMBC 75 Penn 80  Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 10
Western Michigan 55 Cornell 63 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 57 Buffalo 53 Box Score - Recap
Yale 82 Sacred Heart 85 (OT) [SNY] [Conn 6] Box Score - Recap  
Columbia 68 Furman 47 Box Score - Recap
Maine 54 Dartmouth 67  Box Score - Recap

Sunday, November 11
Brown 58 Binghamton 49 Box Score - Recap

Monday, November 12
Yale 35 Saint Joseph’s 61 (Coaches v. Cancer) 
Box Score - Recap
Penn 69 Delaware 84 (Preseason NIT)
 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 13
Harvard 64 Massachusetts 67 (ESPN Tip Off Marathon) [ESPN]
 Box Score - Recap
Penn 53 Fairfield 62 
(Preseason NIT) [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Northeastern 67 Princeton 66 Box Score - Recap
New Hampshire 72 Dartmouth 58 
Box Score - Recap
Haverford 40 Columbia 74
 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 14
St. Bonaventure at Cornell [NBCSN]
 Box Score - Recap

Thursday, November 15
Brown 71 Central Connecticut State 86 
Box Score - Recap

Friday, November 16
Saint Peter’s 68 Cornell 64
 Box Score - Recap
Rutgers 58 Princeton 5
Box Score - Recap
Manhattan 45 Harvard 79 Box Score
Yale 56 Evansville 66 
(Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 17
 61 Penn 59 Box Score - Recap
Yale 63 Buffalo 59 (Evansville, Ind.) (Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score
Brown 70 Maine 68 Box Score - Recap
Marist 67 Columbia 62 Box Score - Recap

Sunday. November 18
Yale 47 Western Illinois 59 (Oakland City, Ind.) 
Box Score - Recap
Cornell 40 Wisconsin 73 (Las Vegas Invitational) [ESPN3]  
Box Score - Recap

Monday, November 19
Penn 68 Fordham 70 (Preseason NIT, Bethlehem PA) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 20
Columbia 75 Villanova 57 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Harvard 56 Saint Joseph’s 75 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Penn 66 Lehigh 73 (Preseason NIT) Box Score - Recap
Cornell 53 Arizona State 64 (Las Vegas Invitational) [PAC-12 Sports Network] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 21
Bryant 68 Brown 61 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 53 Syracuse 73 [TIME WARNER] Box Score - Recap
Yale 52 Vermont 65  Box Score - Recap

Friday, November 23
Cornell 89 Presbyterian 55 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 75 Wayland Baptist 63 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 24
Saint Francis (N.Y.) 76 Brown72 (OT) Box Score - Recap
IPFW 70 Dartmouth 66 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 72 Lafayette53 Box Score - Recap
Army 83 Yale 86 (2OT)  Box Score - Recap
Cornell 84 Longwood 78 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 59 San Francisco 79 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 27
Dartmouth 49 Bucknell 62 Box Score - Recap
Vermont 85 Harvard 78 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 28
Columbia 61 LIU Brooklyn 70 Box Score - Recap
Stony Brook 53 Cornell 76 Box Score - Recap
Binghamton 54 Penn 65 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 42 Wagner 48 (OT) Box Score - Recap

Thursday, November 29
Sacred Heart 56 Brown 69 Box Score - Recap
Hartford 60 Yale 51 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 1
Brown 50 New Hampshire 63 [WBIN/FCS] Box Score - Recap
Fordham 64 Harvard 73 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 61 Longwood 53 Box Score - Recap
Penn 47 Penn State 58 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Colgate 63 Cornell 70 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 65 Columbia 57 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 50 Kent State 62 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 4
Dartmouth 49 Elon 71 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 79 Boston College 63 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 5
Yale 64 Bryant 62 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 7
Harvard 49 Connecticut 57 [SNY] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 8
Yale 56 New Hampshire 64  Box Score - Recap
Drexel 64 Princeton 57 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 56 Holy Cross 67 Box Score - Recap
Brown 57 Notre Dame 84 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Villanova 68 Penn 55 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 9
Columbia 54 American 42 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 11
Boston University 64 Harvard 65 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 12
Dartmouth 50 Vermont 52 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 15
Princeton 60 Fordham 63 (Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival) [YES] Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 42 Arizona State 61 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 17
Cornell 55 Vanderbilt 66 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 18
Albertus Magnus 63 Yale 112 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 19
Cornell 47 Duke 88 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

Thursday, December 20
Rider 45 Princeton 62 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 21
Penn 60 Delaware 83  Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 22
Cornell 57 Boston University70 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 66 Bryant 79  Box Score - Recap
Holy Cross 65 Harvard 72  Box Score - Recap
Elon 70 Columbia 79 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 67 Princeton 79 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 23
Brown 42 Northwestern 63 [] Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 28
Providence 68 Brown 69 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Cornell 79 Saint Francis (Pa.) 67  Box Score - Recap
Yale 75 Nevada 85 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 29
Manhattan 58 Columbia 69 Box Score - Recap
Penn 63 Wagner 68  Box Score - Recap
Harvard 67 California 62 [PAC-12] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 30
Cornell 79 Binghamton 77 [TIME WARNER SPORTS] Box Score - Recap
Yale 62 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 78 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 58 Akron 62 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 31
Dartmouth 58 Boston College 79 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Brown 50 Albany 57 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 69 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 70 [ESPN2] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, January 1
Yale 70 Iowa State 80 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 2
Colgate 59 Columbia 66 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 72 Cornell 56 Box Score - Recap
Penn 57 Butler 70 Box Score - Recap

Friday, January 4
Brown 47 Rhode Island 59 [OSN] Box Score - Recap
Yale 61 Holy Cross 54 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 5
Princeton 74 Elon 64 Box Score - Recap
Penn 57 La Salle 74 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 64 Army 52 Box Score - Recap
Rice 62 Harvard 92 Box Score - Recap
Colgate 78 Dartmouth 62 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, January 6
Cornell 68 American 60 Box Score - Recap
Florida 79 Yale 58 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, January 8
Niagara 74 Brown 75 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 69 Holy Cross 78 Box Score - Recap
Army 58 Dartmouth 75 Box Score - Recap
Lafayette 85 Penn 83 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 12
Daniel Webster 34 Brown 71 Box Score - Recap
College at Old Westbury 84 Cornell 103  Box Score - Recap
Oberlin 39 Yale 104 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 75 Dartmouth 65 Box Score - Recap
*Penn 53 Princeton 65 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Thursday, January 17
Colby-Sawyer 42 Dartmouth 80 Box Score
Penn 54 NJIT 53 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 19
Harvard 50 Memphis 60 [FSN] Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 58 Cornell 67 NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Saint Joseph’s 79 Penn 59 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap
*Yale 51 Brown 65 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 23
Penn 69 Temple 76 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 26
*Dartmouth 77  Harvard 82 OT [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
*Brown 64 Yale 76 OT Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 66 Columbia 63 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, January 27
The College of New Jersey 33 Princeton 71 Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 1
*Brown 62 Dartmouth 50 Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 58 Penn 62  Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 59 Princeton 76 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 64 Harvard 67 Box Score - Recap

 Saturday, February 2
*Columbia 66 Princeton 72 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
*Brown 82 Harvard 89 2OT Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 71 Penn 69 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 62 Dartmouth 71 Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 8
*Brown 46 Princeton 63 Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 60 Columbia 57 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 67 Cornell 65  Box Score - Recap
*Yale 68 Penn 59  Box Score - Recap

Saturday, February 9
*Yale 69 Princeton 65 Box Score - Recap
*Brown 48 Penn 71 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, February 10
*Harvard 63 Columbia 78 Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 56 Cornell 79 Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 15
*Columbia at Brown, 7 pm [myRITV]
*Cornell at Yale, 7 pm
*Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Penn at Harvard, 7 pm

Saturday, February 16
*Cornell at Brown, 6 pm
*Columbia at Yale, 7 pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Princeton at Harvard, 7 pm [NBCSN]
  • The commitments are still rolling in.  Below is an updated list of players committed to Ivy League schools in the class of 2013 (unless otherwise noted):
Lealand King (Brentwood School) Los Angeles, CA, 6-6, F, Brown
J.R. Hobbie (Manasquan HS) Manasquan, NJ, 6-4, G, Brown
Tavon Blackmon (Gonzaga) Washington, DC, 5-11, G, Brown
Matt Madigan (Mt. Tabor HS) Winston-Salem, NC, 6-4, G, Brown
Chris McComber (John McCrae School) Ottawa, ON, 6-7, F, Columbia
Kendall Jackson (Suffield Academy) Suffield, MA, 5-9, G, Columbia
Jeff Coby (Choate Rosemary Hall) Choate, CT, 6-6, F, Columbia
Connor Voss (St. Cloud Cathederal HS) St. Cloud, MN, 6-11, C, Columbia
Robert Hatter (Westside HS) Houston, TX, 6-1, G, Cornell
Ikemefuna Ngwudo (Milton Academy) Milton, MA, 6-5, F, Dartmouth 
Eli Harrison (Sisters HS) Sisters, OR, 6-6, F, Dartmouth 
Mike Flemming (N'field Mt Hermon, MA) Lincolnshire, IL, 6-1, G, Dartmouth 
Matt Fraschila (Highland Park HS) Highland Park, TX, 5-10 G, Harvard 
Hunter Meyers (Douglas HS) Minden, NV, 6-6, F, Harvard 
Zena Edosomwan (Northfield Mt Hermon, MA) Hollywood, CA, 6-9, F, Harvard 
Matt Howard (A.J. Flora HS), Columbia, S.C., 6-4, G, Penn 
Dylan Jones (Village HS) Houston, TX, 6-8, F, Penn 
Dave Winfield (Harvard Westlake HS) Hollywood, CA, 6-8, F, Penn 
Tony Bagtas (Westlake HS) Atlanta, GA, 5-11, G, Penn
Khyan Rayner (Jesuit HS) Portland, OR, 5-9, G, Princeton
Henry Caruso (Serra HS) San Mateo, CA, 6-4, G, Princeton 
Hashim Moore (Hun School, NJ) Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 6-5, F, Princeton 
Spencer Weisz (Seton Hall Prep) Florham Park, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton 
Steven Cook (New Trier HS) Winnetka, IL, 6-5, G, Princeton
Pete Miller (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Northfield, MA, 6-10, C, Princeton 
Amir Bell (East Brunswick HS) E.Brunswick, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton (2014) 
Sam Downy (Lake Forest HS) Lake Forest, IL, 6-9, C, Yale 
Anthony Dallier (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Wexford, PA, 6-6, F, Yale 
JT Flowers (Lincoln HS) Portland, OR, 6-5, F, Yale

  • Below, a look at the Cornell Coaching Plantations, the coaches in the NCAA with ties to Cornell University.
    Jeff Jackson (Cornell Class of '84)-Head Coach of Furman University (Division I).
    Jon Jaques (Cornell Class of '10)-Assistant coach at Columbia University. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Kevin App (Cornell Class of '07)
    -Assistant coach at Army. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Yanni Hufnagel (Cornell Class of '06)-Assistant coach at Harvard. Served as student-manager at Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Steve Donahue-Head coach of Boston College. Served as head coach at Cornell between 2000-2010.

    Zach Spiker-Head coach of Army. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue from 2004-2009.

    Joe Burke-Head coach of Skidmore College (Division III). He was an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue between 2001-2004.

    Izzi Metz-Former Head coach Hobart College (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant coach for five seasons between 2001-2006 under Steve Donahue and is currently an assistant coach and head of basketball operations at Boston College under Donahue.

    Nat Graham-Associate Head Coach (assistant) at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2005-2010.

    Woody Kampmann-Assistant coach at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2007-2010.

    Ryan Woerner-Former student intern coach under Steve Donahue during the 2009-2010 season and assistant coach for Cornell's women's team during 2010-2011. Currently director of basketball operations at St. Peter's.

    Steve Robinson-Assistant coach at North Carolina under Roy Williams. He was an assistant coach for Mike Dement at Cornell for two seasons, including on the 1988 Ivy League Championship team.

    Paul Fortier-Assistant coach at Washington under Lorenzo Romar. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell during 2003-2005 under Steve Donahue.

    Desmond Oliver-Assistant coach at Charlotte. He was an assistant coach at Cornell between 1998-2000 under Scott Thompson.

    Ricky Yahn-Assistant coach at Longwood. He was an assistant coach at Cornell during 2010-2011 under Bill Courtney.

  • 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 February 11, Aubry, who has been injured for most of the season, was averaging 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game prior to the injury for Halcones of the LNBP in Mexico, the premier league. Halcones is 32-8 and in 2nd place out of 16 teams in the league. A 6'11" center, Aubry splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. 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).
-Alex Tyler ('10) (Rockville Victors, Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League)-Tyler is in his rookie season with the Victors.
-Louis Dale ('10) (KAOD Dramas, Greece A1 premier league)-As of February 11, Dale is averaging 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.  KAOD is 5-11 and in 12th place out of 14 teams in the A1.  Dale spent his  first two professional seasons both in Germany's BBK Bundesliga, the country's premier league with Goettingen.
-Jeff Foote ('10) (Zalgiris, Lithuania LKL premier league/EuroLeague/VTB Russian League)-As of February 11, Foote is averaging 8.5  points and 5.5 rebounds per game for Zalgiris in the Lithuanian premier league, the LKL.  Zalgiris is 7-0 and in 3rd place out of 12 teams in the LKL.  Zalgiris finished 8-2 in the 6-team Group C of the EuroLeague.  In EuroLeague action, Foote is averaging 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.  Zalgiris is now in the Final Sixteen's Group E with a 2-4 record.  In a third league of competition, the Eastern European VTB League, Zalgiris is 13-1 and in 1st place out of 10 teams in Group B.  Zalgiris is currently ranked #4 in Europe.  Prior to the start of the 2012-2013 season, Foote played with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League and participated in the team's free agent mini-camp.  During 2011-2012, Foote averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the NBA D-League for the Springfield Armor (the Brooklyn Nets' affiliate) after being named a starter at the D-League's All-Star Game during FebruaryFoote finished the D-League season ranked 4th in double-doubles and also 4th in rebounds. 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 was ranked by the D-League as its #6 overall NBA prospect.  During April 2012 he was profiled in a video on  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's premier league.
  • Below is a directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-Rich Medina ('92)
-Bo Buttenback ('98)
-Cody Toppert ('05)
-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 Gray ()
-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 ()
-Braxston Bunce ()
-Holt Harmon ()
-Robert Mischler ()
-David Onuorah (committed recruit)
-Robert Hatter (committed recruit)
-Jeremy Hartigan, Cornell SID
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Assistant Coach Arlen Galloway ()
-Brian Delaney, ESPN Radio Ithaca ()
-Barry Leonard, Cornell Redcast/Play-By-Play Annnouncer
-Ed Boulat, Ithaca Journal
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga
-Former assistant coach, Ricky Yahn ()
-Former head coach, Steve Donahue ()
-Former intern assistant Ryan Woerner ()
-Former assistant coach, Zach Spiker ()
-Former assistant coach, Nat Graham ()
-Former assistant coach, Woody Kampmann ()
-Former assistant coach, Izzi Metz ()
-Former assistant coach, Paul Fortier ()

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Anonymous said...

It's not easy for a new coach to go to a program with no history at all of winning and then recruit top-rated high school stars. So give Amaker credit for repeatedly making a salespitch which can convince high-major talent to choose Harvard instead. Some of it is Harvard's financial aid largesse and some of it is the Harvard name, but a good salespitch is still required.

On the other hand, having stocked his roster with that kind of raw ability, I agree with your tweet that Amaker does less with more than any coach in the Ivies, maybe to a greater extent than any coach in Ivy history.

This season might actually be his best on-court coaching performance. If Harvard wins the League outright, that would be a step in the right direction for Amaker in terms of shedding the label as a guy who can only recruit, but not actually coach basketball. That was the rap on him at Seton Hall and Michigan.

Anonymous said...

Amaker's team is very young and next season will bring back almost all of its key contributors from this season, two all-Ivy caliber players (assuming they come back), and the most highly touted recruit in modern Ivy history. I think Harvard is well coached, but even a junior high school coach could guide that loaded team into the postseason.

We all know about Amaker's questionable recruiting practices, which Harvard admissions has tacitly endorsed by letting these kids into the university. My guess is that they will be a nationally ranked team if they get back Casey and Curry. Will the administration be willing to put an end to Harvard's new found success by changing admission standards? And what is Cornell doing to counter Harvard?

Anonymous said...

Miller was terrific on Sunday. If Bunce and David O. are as good as advertised, we could be terrific defensively on the inside. Imagine Miller, Bunce and David on the court at the same time. Good luck trying to play down low or driving into the lane.

Anonymous said...

Let's put it this way: Amaker's ability to recruit high-major talent is proven. If he could actually coach basketball as well, he wouldn't be at Harvard.

Anonymous said...

So now we're losing recruiting battles with Brown? Martin is a really nice commit for Brown.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cornell did offer him. But he was not one of the guys I was referring to or one of Cornell's elite prospects.

That said, Martin is very, very good. Had a couple BCS offers.

To keep you kids on focus--- Cornell's needs are the 1,2,3. Big Red will recruit all positions, but the 4/5 are the lower priorities in class of 2013.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a fly on the wall during one of Amaker's recruiting salespitches. One would imagine that the great recruiters generally have big personalities. They might have big, outgoing personalities like Calipari or quiet, intense big personalities like Saban.

Amaker strikes me as a guy recruits would find decent and honest (ironic, given that, among the Ivies, he's the least honest in terms of conference recruiting rules). But he doesn't have what you'd call a big personality. I'd love to hear what he has to say after, "Son, how would like a Harvard degree?"

Anonymous said...

So we lost a kid to Brown. It happens. Martin could be quite the force in the Ivy League, and he's one of a number of incoming freshman in 2013 that could be terrific. I just hope that we add to those terrific freshman as well. It's getting late in the game.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Bunce is the real wild card for next year. Assuming he's healthy, he could be an absolute juggernaut, erasing mistakes in the middle and esuring that opposing teams don't get second chance opportunities.

Peck's a bit of a question mark, inasmuch as his return is questionable. If he decided to come back for another year, it would be a huge boon for the program.

Moving forward, I would expect Cornell to be a more legitimate contender, particularly with the graduation of game-changing players like Hummer and Barbour. Whether or not Harvard truly recovers from their academic scandal remains to be seen.

Game of the week: Princeton at Harvard on Saturday. If we can take care of business on the road this weekend, things could become very interesting indeed.

Anonymous said...

I'm still taken aback that Brown landed Aram Martin. He's a real game changer for Brown and a potential POY. I was hoping we would land martin. The other names I've heard linked to the program aren't as impressive, but CBB says there are 1-2 elite kids out there. We need to land one of those kids (assuming they are elite and not recharacterized as such after the fact like Hatter).

Brown is quickly becoming a threat under Mike Martin.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Aram Martin is a very good prospect. He's coordinated and long. Sort of a more coordinated version of Deion Giddens. He's also a similar player to Harvard's Mike Hall.

But let's keep things in perspective here.

Martin is a late commitment and had two BCS offers in the late process-- South Florida and Nebraska. He was primarily recruited by low and mid majors.

David Onuorah had multiple SEC schools on him-- Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt (and had an offer from the former as far back as last June).

Time will tell who is the better player, but Onuorah is the bigger name recruit.

Cornell has its two major additions next season to the frontcourt. Both Onuorah and Bunce come in with BCS offers. Bunce had several and lots of upper mid major offers (WAC, Big West, Mountain West etc).

Cornell's frontcourt is reloaded.

Key pieces for Cornell are the 1, 2, 3. They want a big time PG and scoring wing.

Other teams will get good frontcourt guys. Cornell and Harvard can't have them all.

But Cornell has a 6'8" 230 lb uber athlete in Onuorah who had an SEC offer before the summer and a 6'11" 250 lb. center in Bunce who had ACC, Big East and Pac 12 offers.

Cornell is doing quite fine in its talent upgrade up front.

Anonymous said...

How in the heck did Miller not get POW??????????

Anonymous said...

I agree we need a big time PG and swingman, preferably one with size who can shoot. Let's hope those spots get filled for next season.

I adamantly disagree that we can afford to lose Peck next year. I'm also curious: if the fifth year is an issue with Peck, won't it be for Scelfo and Bunce? I know Peck is in the Hotel School, but it's not like the Ag School is cheap.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Tuition is only part of the equation. You also have to consider family income and size of the available financial aid.

Even if Cornell only asked the Peck family to pay fifty bucks for next season, that may be fifty bucks more than they are willing or able to pay for a 5th year (when he can/could earn degree in 4).

Tough, tough decision for all families.

Remember, Hartford took the 5th, but Gore passed on it. It is not for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Peck would be a big loss. We've seen what Peck can do in the last three games, although he was a bit inconsistent earlier in the season.

Most of the big time point guards for 2013 are off the market. Jaylen Hinton has been linked to Cornell. He's good but I wouldn't call him big time. Julian Jacobs would have been, but he's no longer in play.