Wednesday, November 6, 2013

News and Notes: Wednesday Afternoon Edition

Below, news and notes for Wednesday afternoon...

  • Cornell has added Big Red All American track & field star, Montez Blair to its men's basketball team.  Prior to competing in track for Cornell, Blair, a 6'3" wing, played high school basketball in New Jersey for Timber Creek, a season of Division I basketball for Navy and a semester of junior college basketball at Iowa Western.  In high school, he had offers from St. Joseph's PA, Harvard, Siena, Binghamton and Princeton.  He was also recruited and offered by Cornell. During 2009-2010, Blair appeared in 11 games for the Navy Midshipmen, transferring midseason when he was dissatisfied with life at the Academy.  As a freshman, he averaged 5.2 minutes, and 2.4 points per game, shooting, 35% from the floor and 32% beyond the arc. As a sophomore, he played half a season during 2010-2011 with Iowa Western. He averaged 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and earned scholarship offers as a transfer for basketball from IPFW, Southern Utah, Eastern Illinois and Dartmouth according to JucoJunction.com, but opted to compete in track at Cornell. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much eligibility does this kid have?

Anonymous said...

does this kid even remember how to play basketball...?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

1 year and we'll find out.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Princeton lands another BCS commit. They've put together a terrific recruiting class.

We need to hit a home run in recruiting for 2015. We got one good kid and some fillers, but we need a big year next year.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

I have on excellent authority that he did not have any BCS offers. At one time those schools were on him, but they long withdrew the offers.

His decision came down to the Ivies... Princeton and Yale.

Good player, but not elite.

Alec Brennan is their only legitimate BCS level player.