Below, news and notes for Tuesday...
- After Steve Donahue was fired by Boston College, All ACC forward, Ryan Anderson decided to leave the program.
- The Pittsburgh Tribune notes of Nolan Cressler:
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.
- Cornell's incoming recruiting class next season includes five members: Riley Glassmann (Fremd HS) Palatine, IL, 6-5, G, William "Will" Bathurst (Olean HS) Olean, NY, 6-3, G, Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof (Gonzaga HS) Washington, D.C., 6-7, F, Pat Smith (Archbishop Wood HS) Warminster, PA, 6-5, F, and Kyle Brown, (Newport HS) Bellevue, Washington, 6-3, G. Jordan Abdur' Ra'oof will participate in the Capital Classic All Star Weekend. Pat Smith was named Second Team All State AAA by the Associated Press in Pennsylvania. Smith was also named Third Team All City by City of Basketball Love. CSNChicago.com lists its Boys Basketball All-Area Teams and places Riley Glassmann on the 3rd Team. He was also named Special Mention All State by the Chicago Tribune. Glassmann finished 16th in Illinois for Mr. Basketball voting. Glassmann was also named Second Team All State by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette which writes:
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:
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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- Cornell's 2014-2015 Schedule will include Cornell's participation in ESPN's Charleston Classic. Visit the Cornell team page at the Charleston Classic.