Tuesday, July 2, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, news and notes...
  • Panther Lair recaps the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer Pro Am and Nolan Cressler's second game in league play.  (see a recap of his first game in the Pittsburgh Tribune where Cressler scored 21 points).  Panther Lair writes:
South Hills Audi 90, PGT 83
On most nights, Talib Zanna's 37-point, 11-rebound performance would be the best line of the night.
Unfortunately for Zanna, this wasn't most nights.
Cornell's Nolan Cressler scored 38 points on an impressive 8 of 13 shooting beyond the arc to boost South Hills Audi over PGT in the night cap. Cressler's point total is the highest scoring game this summer. He also pulled down 10 boards
Still, Zanna dominated the much smaller South Hills Audi front court. The redshirt senior shot 16 of 20 from inside the arc while controlling both the paint and the glass. Despite Cressler's deadly long distance range, Zanna kept PGT close, scoring his team's first five points of the second half and building a 50-48 lead.
Shortly after that, Cressler broke the game wide open. Over the next seven minutes, The Cornell guard scored 15 points to lead South Hills Audi on a 21-4 run. PGT would draw the game within four points with just under three minutes left, but South Hills Audi used clutch free-throw shooting and shot-making to seal the win.
Along with Cressler's impressive night, South Hills Audi's Lance Jeter flirted with a triple-double, netting 15 points, dishing 10 assists and grabbing eight rebounds.
Robert Morris senior Elijah Thompson and Youngstown State's Mike Podolsky scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for PGT as the team - minus Zanna - shot just 35.7 percent from the field.
Standings
1. SPK 3-0
2. The Lair 2-0
3. PGT 2-1
4. South Hills Audi 1-1
5. Oliverio's Peppers 1-2
6. GNC 0-2
7. UPMC 0-3

Tarwater undecided on future after Rocky Top League

KNOXVILLE — Knoxville native Dwight Tarwater may be unsure of his future in basketball, but he continues putting in the extra hours of practice for the love of the game, including a six-game stint in the Rocky Top League. It all began at Webb School of Knoxville and has led to this, his senior year at Cornell University.
At Webb, Tarwater became a two-time all-state and three-time all-region selection and was named Mr. Basketball for Division II-A. In 2010, Knox recognized him as Male Athlete of the Year for the Greater Knoxville Hall of Fame.
Athleticism runs deep in his family. He played every sport possible until middle school. That’s when he decided to focus on basketball. Tarwater said his height had quite a bit to do with his decision. He’s much taller than most of his family.
He continued working hard throughout high school, knowing there was a good chance at playing at the collegiate level. Being accepted to an Ivy League institution is one of his most prized accomplishments he has made.
“It felt great,” Tarwater said. “Seeing you’ve been accepted to Cornell University is always a good feeling, but I‘m up there to play basketball, too.”
While at Cornell, he studies business, with a focus in marketing. Tarwater struggles to juggle the two at times. His freshman year at Cornell, he redshirted because of a bad case of Mono. Now, he is faced with a difficult decision between graduating on time and taking on his fifth year of basketball.
“I haven’t decided yet,” Tarwater said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do yet, but that could definitely be an option.”
Until that time comes, Tarwater focuses on spending time with his family and playing for the Rocky Top League. Recently returning from a 10 day vacation, he had a rough time getting back into the swing of things.
“It’s been okay. I’m a little out of shape,” Tarwater said. “My shot’s not falling like I want it to, but I’m playing as hard as I can, and hopefully the shots will start falling at some point.”
Tarwater had 16 points in last week’s game against Rice Buick GMC. Even though he felt he didn’t play very well, his team Next Level Training took the victory, 116-111.
He enjoys the time spent playing with his teammates, and his coaches back at school are ecstatic about him keeping up with the game during their off-season.
“The coaches wanted me to play as much as I could,” Tarwater said. “It’s been great. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys that I’ve been with.”
Next Level tips off against KNS at 9 p.m. tonight at Christian Academy of Knoxville. Beforehand, ChoiceSpine rivals Campus Lights at 6 p.m. Rice Buick GMC faces off against DeRoyal Industries at 7:30.
It's an uncommon situation Sterling Carter and Errick Peck walked into at Purdue. 
It's an uncommon situation Sterling Carter and Errick Peck walked into at Purdue. - See more at: http://purdue.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1521330#sthash.AfqvmBRH.dpuf
Both are fifth-year 20-somethings who arrived on campus more or less as freshmen, barely knowing their teammates and having no idea where their classes were.
Even now, weeks after the two transfers arrived in West Lafayette, where they'll play their final seasons of eligibility on a one-year basis, there must be moments where they feel more like rookies than seniors.
Sterling Carter and Errick Peck have one season to make an impact at Purdue.
"It's a little bit of both. There are times where my leadership role kind of stands out, but also a lot of times where I'm just getting acclimated to things as well," said Peck, a forward who spent his first four years of college at Cornell. "I've kind of been through the grind, but being a fifth-year senior, going through the things (freshmen) go through, I think it helps me pick things up faster. It's been difficult, but at the same time, it's been easier. The two things kind of contradict one another."
Carter, a guard who sat out most of last season at Seattle University after being released from the team under odd circumstances, said the faster he can acclimate, the better chances he'll have to impact Purdue's season this year.
"It's a little different (situation). You only have one year and you're here with guys who've already been there and done that," he said. "I have one year to learn the system and still compete for playing time. I feel like I will compete and have a good chance to play a lot of minutes here. But it's my last year and I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as I can.
"Right now I feel like I know my teammates really well, from the freshmen up to the seniors in Terone (Johnson) and Travis (Carroll). Everyone's been so accepting of both Errick and me and all the freshmen. The coaches and the players all being here to help us learn and get comfortable has really been beneficial."
Purdue will need its two senior newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible, as they'll be relied on for, at worst, depth and, at best, valuable players who can log significant minutes and help fill important needs.
Peck will compete for a starting position in a frontcourt where the forward positions would seem up for grabs.
The former Indiana All-Star from Cathedral hopes he can help Purdue this season in a variety of capacities.
"I don't really have a set position or anything like that," Peck said. "I just want to come in, play good defense and get out in transition. That's one of my biggest things: Getting off the glass and going. I just want to help us win games, whether that's five minutes or 30 minutes, whatever Coach wants me to do."
Peck said his game has evolved since high school, when he was primarily a post player.
"I'm probably more of a 3," he said "People might be surprised by my shooting and ball-handling if they remember me as a post player in high school, a 6-5 post player. I think you'll be surprised."
Carter, his career-long defining characteristic being his shooting, hopes to help ease Purdue's dire need for perimeter threats in his one and only season as a Boilermaker.
Among other things.
"I think I can bring a lot of heart and passion to this team, and defense and three-point shooting," Carter said. "I'm a little out of shape right now, but by the time the season comes around I'll be in plenty good enough shape to play great defense and knock down shots."
Each senior is driven by something different.
Peck wasn't seriously recruited by Purdue, or any other high-major program, out of high school. Now, he's out to show he belongs.
"I think I can be very competitive and a great player at this level," he said. "I want to prove it to myself and others."
Carter's coming off a season he spent mostly idle at Seattle, in his home city, after parting ways with the team during the season, by his coach's decision.
"It definitely motivates me and has motivated me since the moment I was released from the team," Carter said. "I've been working every day and I'm not going to stop. My goal is to help get us to the NCAA Tournament. That's why I came here."
Carter, a guard who sat out most of last season at Seattle University after being released from the team under odd circumstances, said the faster he can acclimate, the better chances he'll have to impact Purdue's season this year.

"It's a little different (situation). You only have one year and you're here with guys who've already been there and done that," he said. "I have one year to learn the system and still compete for playing time. I feel like I will compete and have a good chance to play a lot of minutes here. But it's my last year and I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

"Right now I feel like I know my teammates really well, from the freshmen up to the seniors in Terone (Johnson) and Travis (Carroll). Everyone's been so accepting of both Errick and me and all the freshmen. The coaches and the players all being here to help us learn and get comfortable has really been beneficial."

Purdue will need its two senior newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible, as they'll be relied on for, at worst, depth and, at best, valuable players who can log significant minutes and help fill important needs.

Peck will compete for a starting position in a frontcourt where the forward positions would seem up for grabs.

The former Indiana All-Star from Cathedral hopes he can help Purdue this season in a variety of capacities.

"I don't really have a set position or anything like that," Peck said. "I just want to come in, play good defense and get out in transition. That's one of my biggest things: Getting off the glass and going. I just want to help us win games, whether that's five minutes or 30 minutes, whatever Coach wants me to do."

Peck said his game has evolved since high school, when he was primarily a post player.

"I'm probably more of a 3," he said "People might be surprised by my shooting and ball-handling if they remember me as a post player in high school, a 6-5 post player. I think you'll be surprised."

Carter, his career-long defining characteristic being his shooting, hopes to help ease Purdue's dire need for perimeter threats in his one and only season as a Boilermaker.

Among other things.

"I think I can bring a lot of heart and passion to this team, and defense and three-point shooting," Carter said. "I'm a little out of shape right now, but by the time the season comes around I'll be in plenty good enough shape to play great defense and knock down shots."

Each senior is driven by something different.

Peck wasn't seriously recruited by Purdue, or any other high-major program, out of high school. Now, he's out to show he belongs.

"I think I can be very competitive and a great player at this level," he said. "I want to prove it to myself and others."

Carter's coming off a season he spent mostly idle at Seattle, in his home city, after parting ways with the team during the season, by his coach's decision.

"It definitely motivates me and has motivated me since the moment I was released from the team," Carter said. "I've been working every day and I'm not going to stop. My goal is to help get us to the NCAA Tournament. That's why I came here." - See more at: http://purdue.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1521330#sthash.AfqvmBRH.dpuf
Carter, a guard who sat out most of last season at Seattle University after being released from the team under odd circumstances, said the faster he can acclimate, the better chances he'll have to impact Purdue's season this year.

"It's a little different (situation). You only have one year and you're here with guys who've already been there and done that," he said. "I have one year to learn the system and still compete for playing time. I feel like I will compete and have a good chance to play a lot of minutes here. But it's my last year and I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

"Right now I feel like I know my teammates really well, from the freshmen up to the seniors in Terone (Johnson) and Travis (Carroll). Everyone's been so accepting of both Errick and me and all the freshmen. The coaches and the players all being here to help us learn and get comfortable has really been beneficial."

Purdue will need its two senior newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible, as they'll be relied on for, at worst, depth and, at best, valuable players who can log significant minutes and help fill important needs.

Peck will compete for a starting position in a frontcourt where the forward positions would seem up for grabs.

The former Indiana All-Star from Cathedral hopes he can help Purdue this season in a variety of capacities.

"I don't really have a set position or anything like that," Peck said. "I just want to come in, play good defense and get out in transition. That's one of my biggest things: Getting off the glass and going. I just want to help us win games, whether that's five minutes or 30 minutes, whatever Coach wants me to do."

Peck said his game has evolved since high school, when he was primarily a post player.

"I'm probably more of a 3," he said "People might be surprised by my shooting and ball-handling if they remember me as a post player in high school, a 6-5 post player. I think you'll be surprised."

Carter, his career-long defining characteristic being his shooting, hopes to help ease Purdue's dire need for perimeter threats in his one and only season as a Boilermaker.

Among other things.

"I think I can bring a lot of heart and passion to this team, and defense and three-point shooting," Carter said. "I'm a little out of shape right now, but by the time the season comes around I'll be in plenty good enough shape to play great defense and knock down shots."

Each senior is driven by something different.

Peck wasn't seriously recruited by Purdue, or any other high-major program, out of high school. Now, he's out to show he belongs.

"I think I can be very competitive and a great player at this level," he said. "I want to prove it to myself and others."

Carter's coming off a season he spent mostly idle at Seattle, in his home city, after parting ways with the team during the season, by his coach's decision.

"It definitely motivates me and has motivated me since the moment I was released from the team," Carter said. "I've been working every day and I'm not going to stop. My goal is to help get us to the NCAA Tournament. That's why I came here." - See more at: http://purdue.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1521330#sthash.AfqvmBRH.dpuf
Carter, a guard who sat out most of last season at Seattle University after being released from the team under odd circumstances, said the faster he can acclimate, the better chances he'll have to impact Purdue's season this year.

"It's a little different (situation). You only have one year and you're here with guys who've already been there and done that," he said. "I have one year to learn the system and still compete for playing time. I feel like I will compete and have a good chance to play a lot of minutes here. But it's my last year and I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

"Right now I feel like I know my teammates really well, from the freshmen up to the seniors in Terone (Johnson) and Travis (Carroll). Everyone's been so accepting of both Errick and me and all the freshmen. The coaches and the players all being here to help us learn and get comfortable has really been beneficial."

Purdue will need its two senior newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible, as they'll be relied on for, at worst, depth and, at best, valuable players who can log significant minutes and help fill important needs.

Peck will compete for a starting position in a frontcourt where the forward positions would seem up for grabs.

The former Indiana All-Star from Cathedral hopes he can help Purdue this season in a variety of capacities.

"I don't really have a set position or anything like that," Peck said. "I just want to come in, play good defense and get out in transition. That's one of my biggest things: Getting off the glass and going. I just want to help us win games, whether that's five minutes or 30 minutes, whatever Coach wants me to do."

Peck said his game has evolved since high school, when he was primarily a post player.

"I'm probably more of a 3," he said "People might be surprised by my shooting and ball-handling if they remember me as a post player in high school, a 6-5 post player. I think you'll be surprised."

Carter, his career-long defining characteristic being his shooting, hopes to help ease Purdue's dire need for perimeter threats in his one and only season as a Boilermaker.

Among other things.

"I think I can bring a lot of heart and passion to this team, and defense and three-point shooting," Carter said. "I'm a little out of shape right now, but by the time the season comes around I'll be in plenty good enough shape to play great defense and knock down shots."

Each senior is driven by something different.

Peck wasn't seriously recruited by Purdue, or any other high-major program, out of high school. Now, he's out to show he belongs.

"I think I can be very competitive and a great player at this level," he said. "I want to prove it to myself and others."

Carter's coming off a season he spent mostly idle at Seattle, in his home city, after parting ways with the team during the season, by his coach's decision.

"It definitely motivates me and has motivated me since the moment I was released from the team," Carter said. "I've been working every day and I'm not going to stop. My goal is to help get us to the NCAA Tournament. That's why I came here." - See more at: http://purdue.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1521330#sthash.AfqvmBRH.dpuf
Carter, a guard who sat out most of last season at Seattle University after being released from the team under odd circumstances, said the faster he can acclimate, the better chances he'll have to impact Purdue's season this year.

"It's a little different (situation). You only have one year and you're here with guys who've already been there and done that," he said. "I have one year to learn the system and still compete for playing time. I feel like I will compete and have a good chance to play a lot of minutes here. But it's my last year and I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

"Right now I feel like I know my teammates really well, from the freshmen up to the seniors in Terone (Johnson) and Travis (Carroll). Everyone's been so accepting of both Errick and me and all the freshmen. The coaches and the players all being here to help us learn and get comfortable has really been beneficial."

Purdue will need its two senior newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible, as they'll be relied on for, at worst, depth and, at best, valuable players who can log significant minutes and help fill important needs.

Peck will compete for a starting position in a frontcourt where the forward positions would seem up for grabs.

The former Indiana All-Star from Cathedral hopes he can help Purdue this season in a variety of capacities.

"I don't really have a set position or anything like that," Peck said. "I just want to come in, play good defense and get out in transition. That's one of my biggest things: Getting off the glass and going. I just want to help us win games, whether that's five minutes or 30 minutes, whatever Coach wants me to do."

Peck said his game has evolved since high school, when he was primarily a post player.

"I'm probably more of a 3," he said "People might be surprised by my shooting and ball-handling if they remember me as a post player in high school, a 6-5 post player. I think you'll be surprised."

Carter, his career-long defining characteristic being his shooting, hopes to help ease Purdue's dire need for perimeter threats in his one and only season as a Boilermaker.

Among other things.

"I think I can bring a lot of heart and passion to this team, and defense and three-point shooting," Carter said. "I'm a little out of shape right now, but by the time the season comes around I'll be in plenty good enough shape to play great defense and knock down shots."

Each senior is driven by something different.

Peck wasn't seriously recruited by Purdue, or any other high-major program, out of high school. Now, he's out to show he belongs.

"I think I can be very competitive and a great player at this level," he said. "I want to prove it to myself and others."

Carter's coming off a season he spent mostly idle at Seattle, in his home city, after parting ways with the team during the season, by his coach's decision.

"It definitely motivates me and has motivated me since the moment I was released from the team," Carter said. "I've been working every day and I'm not going to stop. My goal is to help get us to the NCAA Tournament. That's why I came here." - See more at: http://purdue.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1521330#sthash.AfqvmBRH.dpuf
  • Below is a partial tentative listing of opponents on Cornell's 28-game 2013-2014 schedule which will include 6 home nonconference games.  The games listed are in no particular order. Teams which participated in the 2013 postseason are noted:
  1. at Syracuse (2013 NCAA Tournament Final Four)
  2. at Western Michigan (2013 College Basketball Invitational)
  3. at St. Bonaventure
  4. at Stony Brook (2013 Postseason National Invitational Tournament)
  5. at St. Peter's
  6. at Colgate
  7. vs. Loyola (MD) (2013 CollegeInsider.com Invitational Tournament)
  8. vs. Radford
  9. vs. St. Francis (PA)
  10. vs. Binghamton
  11. Open Date Home Game Needed
  12. at BCS Opponent (Verbal agreement, Contract not signed yet)
  13. at BCS Opponent (not yet determined)
  14. vs. Division III Opponent (not yet determined)
  15. PLUS 14 Ivy League Games
  • Below is an updated list of players committed to Ivy League schools in the class of 2013 (unless otherwise noted):
Steven Spieth.(Jesuit HS) Dallas, TX, 6-6, F, Brown
Aram Martin (Miller School) Charlottesville, VA, 6-9, F, Brown
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
Luke Petrasek (Northport HS) Northport, NY, 6-10, C, Columbia
Ikemefuna Ngwudo (Milton Academy) Milton, MA, 6-5, F, Dartmouth 
Eli Harrison (Sisters HS) Sisters, OR, 6-6, F, Dartmouth
Cole Harrison  (Montrose Christian) Memphis, TN, 6-11, C, Dartmouth
Mike Flemming (N'field Mt Hermon, MA) Lincolnshire, IL, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
Wes Dickinson (Peddie School) Hightstown, NJ, 6-6, F, 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
Preston Troutt (Trinity Christian) Dallas, TX 6-0, 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 
Sam Downy (Lake Forest HS) Lake Forest, IL, 6-9, C, Yale
A.J. Edwards (South Kent School) Kent, CT, 6-5, F, Yale
Anthony Dallier (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Wexford, PA, 6-6, F, Yale 
JT Flowers (Lincoln HS) Portland, OR, 6-5, F, Yale

Tyler Williams (Lakota West HS) W.Chester, OH, 6-1, G, Brown (2014) 
Amir Bell (East Brunswick HS) E.Brunswick, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton (2014) 
Maki Mason (Hotchkiss School), Lakeville, CT, 5-11, G, Yale (2014)



  • Below, a look at the "Cornell Coaching Plantations"  -- the men's college basketball coaches with ties to Cornell University.
    Ryan Wittman (Cornell Class of '10)-Graduate student  assistant coach at Boston College.  Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.
    Jon Jaques (Cornell Class of '10)-Graduate student 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 Vanderbilt. 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 Cal Poly. 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-Head coach, Concordia College of Michigan. 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/Indios de Mayaguez, BSN Puerto Rico premier league)-As of July 2, Aubry is averaging 7.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rico BSN, the island's premier league.  Mayaquez finished the season 19-17 and in 6th place out of 10 teams in the league.  Mayaguez trails 2-1 in the opening round playoff series against Guayama.  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. Aubry joins Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) (Springfield Armor), Ryan Wittman (Cornell '10) (Ft. Wayne Mad Ants) and Cody Toppert (Cornell '05) (Albuquerque Thunderbirds) as Cornell veterans of the NBA D-League.  (Cornell's four NBA D-League veterans is the most in Ivy League.)  During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry also played professionally in  the ABA (Miami Tropics) and abroad  in Puerto Rico (Arecibo Capitanes, 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 finished his rookie season with the Victors.
-Louis Dale ('10) (KAOD Dramas, Greece A1 premier league)-As of July 2, Dale concluded his season and averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.  KAOD finished 11-15 and in 9th 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 July 2, Zalgiris' season is concluded.  Foote averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for Zalgiris in the Lithuanian premier league, the LKL.  During the LKL regular season, Zalgiris finished 10-2 and in 4th place out of 12 teams but won the league championship in a 4-0 finals sweep of Lietuvos Rytas.  Foote was named to the LKL's All Star team for the 2012-2013 season.  Zalgiris also finished 8-2 in the 6-team Group C in the opening round of the EuroLeague and was elimited after finishing 6-8 in Group E in the EuroLeague's Top 16 roundIn EuroLeague action, Foote averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.  In a third league of competition, the Eastern European VTB League, Zalgiris finished 16-2 and in 1st place out of 10 teams in Group B.  Zalgiris was eliminated in the semifinals of the VTB playoffs.  Zalgiris is currently ranked #5 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 NBA.com.  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)
-Dan Wendt ('98)
-Brian Williamson ('03)
-Jacques Vigneault ('03)
-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) ()
-Desmond Fleming (committed recruit) ()
-Darryl Smith (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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