All in: Galal Cancer and Shonn Miller return to active duty and team up with Devin Cherry. They are now seniors heading into the 2014-2015 season and were each part of Bill Courtney's first recruiting class. News and Notes for Friday below...
- Bleacher Report named Ryan Wittman (Cornell '10) one of the best shooters in college basketball history. Others to make the list of ten include: Steph Curry, Kyle Korver and J.J. Redick. BR writes:
Years Played: 2006-2010
Three-Pointers Made: 377
Three-Point Percentage: 43.1
Before Ryan Wittman arrived at Cornell in the fall of 2006, the Big Red had a losing record in nine consecutive seasons, posting an overall record of 88-154. They had not been to the NCAA tournament since 1988.
That all changed in a hurry thanks to one of the best three-point shooters to grace the college courts.
Wittman shot better than 41.5 percent from three-point range in each of his four seasons at Cornell. He averaged at least 15.0 PPG each year, leading the team to three NCAA tournaments and an overall record of 88-33.
His senior year was Cornell's best ever. The Big Red went 29-5 and knocked off No. 5 seed Temple and No. 4 seed Wisconsin to reach the Sweet 16. In those two games, Wittman made seven of his 11 three-point attempts and averaged 22.0 PPG.
As soon as Wittman graduated, Cornell's basketball program reverted to its losing ways. The Big Red have had four straight losing seasons since Wittman's departure, including last year's horrendous 2-26 record.
- Galal Cancer announced his return to Cornell Basketball via Twitter and Instagram.
- See the Ice Bucket challenge participation with David Metzendorf, Robert Hatter, Galal Cancer and Shonn Miller.
- Shonn Miller poses for a photo with fellow Ivy Leaguers, Coach Jordan Watson (Dartmouth), Javier Duren (Yale), Matt Townsend (Yale), Clay Wilson (Princeton), John Golden (Dartmouth) during their summer European basketball tour. See some "highlights" of the trip in a video produced by teammate Zach Monaghan (Minnesota-Mankato).
- Per CBS Sports, Nolan Cressler is the 17th ranked transfer in the country eligible for 2015-2016.