Monday, September 15, 2014

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, news and notes for Monday...

  • The Virgin Islands Daily News writes, "After a strong summer for the V.I. men's national team, some of the territory's top basketball players are transitioning to their professional seasons...Johnathan Gray has signed his first professional contract with Albacete Basket. Gray. a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, played and graduated from Ivy League powerhouse Cornell University. The 22-year old with a pure shooting touch hopes to help Albacete in the Spanish EBA League.Gray's younger brother, Justin, will be playing in his first collegiate games this November with Texas Tech."
  •  Here is a look at the Ivy League's 2015 recruiting landscape:
CLASS OF 2015 IVY LEAGUE COMMITMENTS

Corey Daugherty (Barrington HS) Barrington, RI, 6-1, G, Brown
Obi Okolie (Dennis O'Connor HS) Ajax, Ontario, Canada, 6-5, F, Brown
Chris Sullivan (Northfield Mt. Hermon) Wilmette, IL, 6-3, G, Brown
Peter Barba (Western Reserve HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-5, G, Columbia
John Sica (Bethlehem HS) Delmar, NY, 6-7, F, Columbia
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
Quinten Payne (Ball State University Transfer) St. Charles, IL, 6-5, G, Dartmouth
Guilien Smith (Catholic Memorial HS), West Roxbury, MA, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
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
Myles Stephens (St. Andrews) Middletown, DE, 6-4, G, Princeton
Devin Cannady (Marian HS), Mishawaka, IN, 6-3, G, Princeton
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

Below, raw footage from The Basketball Tournament earlier this summer featuring members of Cornell's Sweet Sixteen Team.




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