Monday, October 27, 2014

Cornell Gets Commitment from Stone Gettings

Cornell received a commitment from Stone Gettings (Loyola HS) Los Angeles, CA, 6-8, F.

Gettings also had an offer from Coumbia.  A face-up power forward, per MaxPreps, Gettings finished his senior season in a Division I loaded league averaging 15.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, .9 blocks per game.  As a junior, he averaged 4.9 points per game.  He also averaged 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 32% from beyond the 3-point arc and 80% at the FT line.  ESPN describes him as:
Gettings has a strong physique with solid length and good hands. He can step out and knock in the 17-foot jump shot as he fits that pick-and-pop 4-man description to a tee. He is savvy position rebounder as he uses his strength, length, and soft hands to snag rebounds.
ESPN ranked Gettings No. 39 overall in the state of California (and had since dropped him to No. 43) regardless of position and gives him a 66 rating (down from a 68 rating).  See his profiles on ESPN and Verbal Commits.  Gettings is a McDonald's All American Game Nominee.  Below, some video highlights with additional highlights on hudl.


br2 said...

Seems like a solid pick up.

It's easy to cut a video where the player makes every jumper - is he actually a good outside shooter? The release looks slow, but solid. It would be nice to have a 6'8" guy who can knock down a 3 on demand; hard to guard and would pull a big man defender outside.

One thing of minor concern, is that his inside game looked a little weak/soft. Definitely did not look like a back-to-the-basket kind of player.

His defense looked like he had good instincts and was aggressive, which is great.

Overall, looks like a solid pick-up, am just curious what his intended role on the team will be.

And, if he's ranked 39 in the state overall (amazing), where are the rest of his teammates going - top BCS?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

He's definitely a face-up 4, shot 32% from 3-pt range last year. Not a physical player. His team had 4 D-I commits last year, 1 to Yale and 3 to BCS schools.

He's a very good late get and gives Cornell a nice piece to pair with a rugged inside guy like Onuorah.

Matt said...

Looks like Jon Jacques's fingerprints on this one. He just got the promotion. He's from SoCal. The recruit was also considering Columbia.

millertimeatnewman said...

Seems like he is very similar to Josh Figini... Not Courtney's kind of player.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Hell no. Josh Figini was not a good shooter by any metric. Yes, he liked to shoot. So did Brian Kreefer, but neither were good shooters. Figini was also primarily recruited at the D-III level and played for a terrible team.

Here, Loyola Academy is one of the best high school programs in the country and in an elite conference and Stone Gettings is a legitimate Division I caliber player. He's not a superstar per se and not the best player in the Cornell class, but he should be a serviceable player in the Ivy League.

Anonymous said...

1)plays for one of the best teams in the country
2)team is stacked with D1 recruits
3)team is in elite conference
4)plays a small role with minimal stats
5) highly touted by CBB

1+2+3+4+5 = Tim Higgins I mean Stone Gettings

sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

a bunch of our recruits for next year were also recruited primarily at the D3 level and played for terrible teams.

Bill "Recruiter Extraordinaire" Courtney

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

You are comparing Stone Gettings to Tim Higgins?

I think not.

Anonymous said...

wait, I thought you told me not to trust ESPN "rankings"? Why exactly does being the "39th best recruit in CA" matter at all?

Anonymous said...

Stone Gettings basketball game improves daily,and he is a much better player than last year when he had a limited role on a top 10 in the US High School basketball team.

His performance in Las Vegas on Earl Watson Elite game against Oakland Soldiers is just a example of his potential.

Playing half the game shooting 5 FGs was great, but more impressive was his defense, including stuff of Chimezie Metu.

Stone will bring a winning attitude to Cornell, and will be part of a bright future for the Big Red.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Who said anything about rankings? The schools where they committed are listed and you can see he is with a group of Division I commits generally considered to be the best in the state.