Tuesday, April 8, 2014

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, news and notes for Tuesday...


Cornell basketball transfer Nolan Cressler of Plum received his third scholarship offer Monday, this one from Elite Eight team Dayton.
A 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, Cressler also has offers from Vanderbilt and Rutgers and has been in contact with Pitt, Michigan, Notre Dame, Davidson, Butler and Creighton.
The All-Ivy League honorable mention selection who started two seasons for Cornell has a visit planned to Vanderbilt on Friday. He has had almost daily interaction with potential suitors since his release from Cornell on March 20.
Dayton is coached by Archie Miller, the son of longtime Blackhawk coach John Miller and brother of Arizona coach Sean Miller.
Riley Glassman Fremd 6-4 Sr. G Cornell recruit, averaged 17.8 points, 5.4
rebounds and 2.7 assists for a team 25-0 in regular season; Mid Suburban League West Player of the Year
Wil Bathurst, who was one of six finalists for Mr. Basketball in New York and ranked #7 by NYCHoopsNet of all players in New York State, was named all Western New York First Team (for the 2nd consecutive year).    The Buffalo News writes:
Wil Bathurst
Olean: 6-4 senior forward
PPG: 19.8 Reb: 7.0 Steals: 4.0
A two-time first-teamer for a multitude of reasons: His smooth all-around game includes a pretty outside shot, defense-staggering drives, an excellent eye for passing, the smart defensive plays (42 steals, 28 blocks) – while his ball-hawking rebounding is worth watching all by itself. Did it all in big moments for a program that faced major competition all year as an independent. A Class B All-Tournament selection as the Huskies closed out a three-year reign as Section VI champions by making the NYSPHSAA final in Glens Falls. For his career, Bathurst had 1,196 points (16.6 ppg), 545 rebounds (7.6), 224 assists and 110 blocks. Southern Tier’s Big 30 Player of the Year is committed to Cornell. Also an excellent golfer.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The frenzy around Cressler certainly illustrates the fact that, despite what has been said repeatedly on this blog, yes, transfers are recruited.

Before they get their release, transfer candidates are off-limits.

But as the Cressler situation clearly demonstrates, after they get their release, it's open season for recruiting.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Another egregious twist of words.

CBB said Cornell did not recruit transfers. CBB did not speak for the other 360+ D-I programs.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Also should mention, Cressler did not get a release.

A release is a release from a scholarship (or from any other type of contract). Since Ivies do not have scholarships, no release is required.

Anonymous said...


So let say a talented, but disaffected student-athlete point guard from say, Michigan or Stamford has interest in the engineering school (and the proper release).

Our coaches don't go see him, or have him in on an visit? No recruiting at all? While the other 300 hundred some odd schools roll out the red carpet? They simply suggest that he call admissions for an application?

Why would that be?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Courtney's staff recruits transfers (i.e., they call and gather information).

But also Courtney's staff has made transfers a low, low priority, which is why we have not taken a single x-fer since 2009.

Donahue's did not recruit x-fers, at all, which is when the comment by CBB was made (4 years ago). Coury, Foote, Groebe et al. came after Cornell, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

We need all the help we can get. An upperclassman point guard could be a big help given our weakness at that position.

I'm confused on your earlier statement that we didn't offer Cameron Smith. A number of media outlets, including the kid himself, his AAU and HS coach, reported that Cornell offered him along with some other Ivies.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Cornell and Harvard were interested back in Sept/Oct. Both pulled out a long time ago. That's why he landed at Dartmouth. Hate to be cruel, but Dartmouth doesn't beat out anyone in the Ivy for recruits.