Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ivy League 2013-2014 Roster Report and Recruiting Commitments

Above, Cornell's senior class of 2010, photographed as freshmen during 2006.  This class would go on to win three consecutive Ivy League Championships, including a perfect season during 2008.  During the three-year title run between 2008 to 2010, Cornell finished a dominating 38-4 in Ivy League games and appeared in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.  No other Ivy League team finished within a game behind of Cornell in the standings during the commanding three-year run.  During their senior season, the Class of 2010 led Cornell to a Final No. 17 national ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen.  Jon Jaques (far left), returned to the Cornell coaching staff as an assistant coach during August 2013. 
  • Below is The Cornell Basketball Blog's annual Ivy League Roster Report:
Projected Roster Sizes for the 2013-2014 Season

-Harvard (20 projected players, includes 5 seniors)
-Princeton (17 projected players including 4 seniors)
-Penn (18 projected players, includes 5 seniors)
-Yale (17 projected players including 3 seniors)
-Cornell (17 projected players, includes 4 seniors)
-Columbia (15 projected players including 1 senior)
-Dartmouth (15 projected players including 1 senior)
-Brown (15 projected players including 2 seniors)

Below is a list of players who were on Ivy League rosters, but left their respective programs since the 2008-2009 season due to reasons other than graduation and/or exhaustion of NCAA eligibility. Teams with long lists of player departures could be considered as a warning indicator of Ivy League players' dissatisfaction with their respective programs or alternatively evidence of coaching staffs that force out and cut players from the program.

Ivy League Roster Departures

HARVARD (21 departures)
Mike Hall (left during '14-'15)
Camden McRae (left during '12-'13)
Jeff Georgatos (left during '12-'13)
Ugo Okum (left during '12-13)
Max Hooper (left during '11-'12)
Jamie Moore (left during '11-'12)
Ernest Rouse (left during '11-'12)
Max Kenyi (left during '11-'12)
Pete Edelson (left during '10-'11)
Spencer de Mars (left during '10-'11)
Hugh Martin (left during '09-'10)
Peter Boehm (left during '09-'10)
Peter Swiatek (left during '09-'10)
Eric Groszyk (left during '08-'09)
T.J. Carey (left during '08-'09)
Kyle Fitzgerald (left during '08-'09)
Adam Demuyakor (left during '08-'09)
Ndu Okereke (left during '08-'09)
Darryl Finkton (left during '08-'09)
Cem Dinc (left during '08-'09)
Alex Blankenau (left during '08-'09)

DARTMOUTH  (19 departures)
Kirill Savolainen  (left during '13-'14)
Will McConnell (left during '12-13)
Jvonte Brooks (left during '12-'13)
Mack McKerney (left during '12-'13)
Nick Jackson (left during '11-'12)
Jenieri Cyrus (left during '11-'12)
Gediminas Bertasius (left during '11-'12)
James Herring ((left during '11-'12)
Kevin Mulquin (left during '11-'12)
Mbiyimoh Ghogomu (left during '11-'12)
David Eads (left during '10-'11)
Josh Riddle (left during '10-'11)
Herve Kouna (left during '10-'11)
Josef Brown (left during '10-'11)
Garrett Brown (left during '09-'10)
Marlon Sanders (left during '09-'10)
Brandon Ware (left during '09-'10)
Elgin Fitzgerald (left during '09-'10)
Jarrett Mathis (left during '09-'10)

PENN (17 departures)
Henry Brooks (left during '14-'15)
Julian Harrell (left during '14-'15)
Tony Bagtas(left during '14-'15)
Keelan Cairs (left during '13-'14)
Simeon Esprit (left during '13-'14) 
Marin Kukoc (left during '12-'13)
Larry Loughery (left during '12-'13)
Casey James (left during '11-'12)
Tommy Eggleston (left during '10-'11)
Sean Mullan (left during '10-'11)
Malcom Washington (left during '10-'11)
Carson Sullivan (left during '09-'10)
Brian Fitzpatrick (left during '09-'10)
Tommy McMahon (left during '08-'09)
Harrison Gaines (left during '08-'09)
Remy Cofield (left during '08-'09)
Garvin Hunt (left during '08-'09)

BROWN (12 departures)
Andrew McCarthy (left during '13-'14)
Tucker Halpern (left during '13-'14)
Christian Gore (left during '12-'13)
Patrick Donnelly (left during '12-'13)
Tellef Lundevall (left during '12-'13)
Hakeem Harris (left during '10-'11)
Colin Aldridge (left during '09-'10)
Sean Kane (left during '09-'10)
Stefan Kaluz (left during '09-'10)
Jean Herbert Harris (left during '09-'10)
Noel Hollingsworth (left during '08-'09)
Morgan Kelly (left during '08-'09)

COLUMBIA (11 departures)
Van Green (left during '13-'14)
Brad Gilson (left during '13-'14)
Sameir Ozier (left during '12-'13)
Skyler Scrivano (left during '12-'13)
Noruwa Agho (left during '12-'13)
Chris Fitzgerald (left during '12-'13)
Darrius Stevens (left during '11-'12)
Dyami Starks (left during '11-'12)
Dan Feldmann (left during '11-'12)
Sandeep Dhaliwal (left during '10-'11)
Tom Piscina (left during '10-'11)
Issa Masse (left during '10-'11)

PRINCETON (6 departures)
Edo Lawrence (left during '13-'14)
Brian Fabrizius (left during '13-'14)
Tom Noonan (left during '12-'13)
Zane Ma (left during '09-'10)
Max Huc (left during '09-'10)
Gus Gabel (left during '09-'10)

CORNELL (6 departures)
Nolan Cressler (left during '14-'15)
Jamal Cherry (walk-on) (left during '12-'13)
Holt Harmon (left during '12-'13)
Manny Sahota (left during '11-'12)
Alex Hill (left during '09-'10)
Marc Van Burck (left during '09-'10)

YALE (4 departures)
Will Bartlett (left during '12-'13)
Isaiah Salafia (left during '12-'13)
Michael Sands (left during '10-'11)
Garrett Fiddler (left during '09-'10)
  • Below is an updated list of players committed to Ivy League schools in the classes of 2013 and 2014:

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


Kyle Haber (Dubuque HS) Dubuque, IA, 6-7, F, Brown
Jason Massey (American Heritage HS) Plantation, FL, 6-4, G, Brown 
Tyler Williams (Lakota West HS) W.Chester, OH, 6-1, G, Brown
Pat Triplett (Bayless HS) St. Louis, MO, 6-3, G, Brown
Miki Ljuboja (Exeter Academy), Exeter, NH, 6-8, F, Brown
Nat Hickman (Peddie School) Wilmington, DE, 6-4, G, Columbia
CJ Davis (Molloy HS) New York, NY, 6-3, G, Columbia
Kyle Castlin (Hillsgrove HS) Powder Springs, GA, 6-4, G, Columbia
Noah Daoust (Hothckiss School) Montreal, Canada, 6-8, F, Columbia
Riley Glassmann (Fremd HS) Palatine, IL, 6-5, G, Cornell
William "Will" Bathurst (Olean HS) Olean, NY, 6-3, G, Cornell
Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof (Gonzaga HS) Washington, D.C., 6-7, F, Cornell
Pat Smith (Archbishop Wood HS) Warminster, PA, 6-5, F, Cornell

Kyle Brown, (Newport HS) Bellevue, Washington, 6-3, G, Cornell
Miles Wright (Tabor Academy) Tabor, MA, 6-3, G, Dartmouth
Taylor Johnson (Northwest HS) Johnson, TX, 6-4, G, Dartmouth
Alex Wolf (Greenwich HS) Greenwich, CT, 6-9, C, Dartmouth
Zach Yoshor (Beren Academy) Houston, TX, 6-7, F, Harvard
Chris Egi (Montverde Academy), Markham, Ontario, 6-8, F, Harvard
Andre Chatfield (Norcross HS) Norcross, GA, 6-5, G, Harvard
Dan Dwyer (Fenwick HS) Oak Park, IL, 6-8, F, Penn
Darnell Foreman (Pitman HS) Pitman, NJ, 6-0, G, Penn
Sam Jones (Gilbert Christian) Gilbert, AZ, 6-6, F, Penn
Antonio Woods (Summit Ctry. Day) Cincinnati, OH, 6-0, G, Penn
Mike Auger (New Hampton Prep) New Hampton, NH 6-6, F, Penn
Alec Brennan (Milton Academy) Milton, MA, 6-10, F, Princeton
Mike LeBlanc (New Hampton Prep) New Hampton, NH, 6-7, F, Princeton
Jackson Forbes (Pope John HS) Plano, TX, 6-6, F, Princeton
Aaron Young (Episcopal HS), Lynchburg, VA 6-1, G, Princeton
Amir Bell (East Brunswick HS) E.Brunswick, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton
Sem Kroon (Northfield Mt. Hermon) Northfield, MA, 6-10, C, Yale
Eric Anderson (Haverford School) Haverford, PA, 6-6, F, Yale
Landon Russell (Nolan Catholic HS) Ft Worth, TX, 6-2, G, Yale
Maki Mason (Hotchkiss School), Lakeville, CT, 5-11, G, Yale
Khalil Bedart-Ghani (Loyola HS) Los Angeles, CA, 6-3, G, Yale


Corey Daugherty (Barrington HS) Barrington, RI, 6-1, G, Brown
Obi Okolie (Dennis O'Connor HS) Ajax, Ontario, Canada, 6-5, F, Brown
Travis Fuller (La Costa Canyon HS) San Diego, CA, 6-8, F, Brown
Chris Sullivan (Northfield Mt. Hermon) Wilmette, IL, 6-3, G, Brown
Rodney Hunter (Mariner HS) Cape Coral, FL, 6-5, G Columbia
Shane Eberle (Good Counsel HS) Woodbine, MD, 6-10, C, Columbia
Quinton Adlesh (Mission Prep) San Louis Obispo, CA, 6-0, G, Columbia
Peter Barba (Western Reserve HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-5, G, Columbia
John Sica (Bethlehem HS) Delmar, NY, 6-7, F, Columbia
CJ Davis (Molloy HS) New York, NY, 6-3, G, Columbia
Xavier Eaglin (Dayton HS) Raymond, TX, 6-7, F, Cornell
Stone Gettings (Loyola HS) Los Angeles, CA, 6-8, F, Cornell
Matt Morgan (Cox Mill HS) Concord, NC, 6-2 G, Cornell
Troy Whiteside (Webb School) Knoxville, TN, 6-4, G, Cornell
Joel Davis (Wayne Country Day School) Goldsboro, NC, 6-3, G, Cornell
Donovan Wright (Blair Academy) Blairstown, NJ, 6-6, F, Cornell
Joseph Ritter (Woodrow Wilson HS) Dallas, TX, 6-8, F, Cornell
Jack Gordon (St. Mark's School) Dallas, TX, 6-4, G, Cornell

Michael Stones (Windermere Prep), Orlando, F, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
Quinten Payne (Ball State University) St. Charles, IL, 6-5, G, Dartmouth
Guilien Smith (Catholic Memorial HS), West Roxbury, MA, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
Evan Boudreaux (Lake Forest HS) Lake Forest, IL, 6-7, F, Dartmouth
Balsa Dragovic (Cantwell-Sacred Heart HS) Montebello, CA, 6-7, F, Harvard

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School

Weisner Perez (Morton HS) Berwyn, IL, 6-6, F, Harvard
Corey Johnson (Vermont Academy) Ottawa, CAN, 6-6, G, Harvard
Tommy McCarthy (La Costa Canyon HS) Carlsbad, CA, 6-0, G, Harvard
Max Rothschild (New Hampton Prep) New Hampton, NH, 6-7, F, Penn
Tyler Hamilton (Cheshire Academy) Norcross, GA, 6-3, G, Penn
Jake Silpe (Cherry Hill East HS) Cherry Hill, NJ, 6-0, G, Penn
Collin McManus (Northfield Mt. Hermon HS) Northfield, MA, 6-10, C, Penn
Sam Donahue (Northfield Mt. Hermon HS) Northfield, MA, 6-0, G, Penn
Jule Brown (Lower Merion HS) Merion, PA, 6-6, F, Penn
Morris Esformes (Hebrew Academy) Miami, FL, 5-10, G, Penn
Jose Morales (Cardinal Gibbons HS) Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 5-9, G, Princeton
Noah Bramlage (Ottawa-Glandorf HS) Ottawa, OH, 6-7, F, Princeton
Myles Stephens (St. Andrews) Middletown, DE, 6-4, G, Princeton
Devin Cannady (Marian HS), Mishawaka, IN, 6-3, G, Princeton
Wyatt Walker (Providence HS) Jacksonville, FL, 6-9, F, Princeton
Blake Reynolds (Jackson HS) Jackson, MO, 6-7, F, Yale
Trey Phills (Charlotte Christian HS) Charlotte, NC, 6-2, G, Yale
Matt Greene (Hotchkiss School) New York, NY, 6-6, F, Yale
Alex Copeland (Harvard-Westlake HS) Hollywood, CA, 6-3, G, Yale
Eli Lininger (South Eugene HS) South Eugene, OR, 6-6, F, Yale

(UPDATED 2.14.15)


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why you insist on calling Holt (and others in his situation) a 'red shirt'.

As you well know, Ivy regulations are different than the rest of the NCAA, so Holt is not eligible to even apply for a red shirt year until 2016.

As we have seen with Peck, Gore and others, there are a lot of factors (financial, academic, etc.) that go into that decision.

Holt is, at best, a 'potential red shirt'.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

What you say is all true, but at the end of the day, these same issues apply throughout college basketball.

There is never a guarantee a player will opt to take a 5th year.

But Holt and Braxston are absolutely 5th year eligible (which makes them red-shirt status) and some kids do come to Cornell and attend college for 5+ years.


Jason Hartford
Jeff Foote
Max Groebe
Anthony Gatlin

Just to name a few.

Dwight Tarwater, Jake Matthews and Dom Scelfo are also red-shirt eligible and at least Dwight is considering the option of coming back.

His ultimate decision might come down to a number of factors. And it might or might not make sense for both him and Cornell.

Anonymous said...

I disagree.

The difference is that elsewhere in the NCAA, red shirt approval is automatic if a player has missed the specified amount of time.

It's highly unusual for a scholarship hoop player not to take the 5th year.

There are significantly bigger hurdles in the Ivy, including outright prohibitions at some schools, and a necessity to plan a course that at least plausibly makes the 5th year make sense academically. And then there are the financial considerations.

Which is why it is not uncommon for an Ivy player to not pursue a 5th year. The fact that the Ivy rules are downright silly doesn't change the fact that players are bound by them.

What Holt and others are "eligible to apply' for red shirt status. How that all shakes out in 3 years can not be predicted now.

When Peck was injured, did anyone at the time think that would lead to a 3-year Cornell hoop career? I certainly didn't. But stuff happens.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

(1) There are no Ivy schools that prohibit 5th year eligibility. A few Ivies only prohibit staying on campus 5-years. Thus, an injured player at Harvard or Princeton has the option of spending a year at home, healing and then coming back. And many do it. And this makes more sense so the student isn't spending money on 5 years of education.

(2) The Ivy 5th Year Rule is so relaxed that it is virtually automatic. Errick Peck was eligible for a 5th year but opted to finish his degree on time due to the costs. Since Ivies do not permit grad students, he put himself in a position of having to go elsewhere. He turned down playing for Steve Donahue and went home to Purdue.

(3) There are many examples of players not using their 5th seasons outside the Ivy. Hell, outside the Ivy, some players don't even use their sophomore year with the hope of landing in the NBA.

(4) Nothing is a guarantee in college basketball. There is not even a guarantee that the 4-year players will stick around in the program. (See Galal Cancer). But the point remains, Bunce and Harmon can get 5th years if they want it. It is their choice.

Anonymous said...

Foote looked a lot different as a freshman!

(I'm kidding)

Anonymous said...

A hell of a class. Favorite memories of each player:

Dale - his entire beast mode 2008 POY season

Wittman - buzzer beating game winner against Davidson @ MSG

Reeves - sick dunk against Columbia (2009 i think)

Reynolds - Stony brook game freshman year where he hit everything

Tyler - 3 baskets in 25 seconds to steal a victory from Harvard. saw that live. amazing. Reggie Miller who?

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear we got a commit -- we all know we need a shooter.

There haven't been impact commits in the league yet. Luckily, Harvard just missed on Vic Law. Let's hope Cornell has a high impact/BCS-type kid on the way.

Anonymous said...

Jaques is definitely the best overall. 3 years riding the pine not playing a minute of competitive ball, then when he's called up his senior year he delivers

Anonymous said...

After reading your tweet, I checked The Sporting News preview to see if they really picked Princeton to win the Ivy League. As it turns out, TSN meant that the Tigers would finish on top of the Ivy teams whose NCAA APR scores were high enough to make the eligible for postseason play.

Anonymous said...

Wait! You mean Camden McRae left the Harvard basketball team? After a perfect career stat line of 0 games played; 0 games started; 0 points scored; 0 uniforms issued; 0 practices attended; 0 showers taken; 0 basketballs touched; and, most importantly, 1 very high AI score?

Congratulations to the most egregious AI booster in the history of the Ivy League. He will go into the Ivy record book in his own special way.