Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, news and notes...

  • On the Charleston Classic and Penn State, BT Powerhouse writes, "If the Nits can prevail in the opener, they'll probably face South Carolina (No. 114), which is matched up against a Cornell (No.341) team that seems a lot more than just five years removed from a Sweet 16 appearance."
  • Real GM previews the Ivy League and writes, "Brown and Dartmouth bring nearly everyone back and will be better. And even bottom feeder Cornell should benefit from the return of Shonn Miller, who was injured last year. Only Penn seems headed in the wrong direction. Last year's 5-9 Ivy League mark looked like rock-bottom, but based on the improvements elsewhere in the league, Penn could be headed to even fewer conference wins this season. Penn head coach Jerome Allen is firmly on the hot seat." 
  • Below and update on 2015 Ivy League recruiting:
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
Travis Fuller (La Costa Canyon HS) San Diego, CA, 6-8, 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
Michael Stones (Windermere Prep), Orlando, F, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
Quinten Payne (Ball State University) St. Charles, IL, 6-5, G, Dartmouth
Guilien Smith (Catholic Memorial HS), West Roxbury, MA, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
Weisner Perez (Morton HS) Berwyn, IL, 6-6, F, Harvard
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
Jose Morales (Cardinal Gibbons HS) Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 5-9, G, Princeton
Noah Bramlage (Ottawa-Glandorf HS) Ottawa, OH, 6-7, F, Princeton
Myles Stephens (St. Andrews) Middletown, DE, 6-4, G, Princeton
Devin Cannady (Marian HS), Mishawaka, IN, 6-3, G, Princeton
Blake Reynolds (Jackson HS) Jackson, MO, 6-7, F, Yale
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

    6 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Sweet 16 to "Bottom Feeder" in just 4 years. Congrats Bill

    Second point, has Giddens improved at all? Definitely has the potential, but with Bill's history of developing talent (read: none), I doubt it.

    The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

    He's bigger for certain. But not sure if Deion is the 5-man. Hunch is it will be Onuorah with Miller at the 4.

    Behind them, should be an open competition between the 3 experienced seniors: Tomic, Giddens, Lamore and the super frosh, Abdur Ra'oof. Also in the mix is the most intriguing: Bunce. If he can ever get fully healthy AND in shape, he gives you the biggest body in the Ivy League (along with DNH) at 6'11" 255.

    Anonymous said...

    The challenge is that Onuorah is not a 5 - he's a natural 4. He doesn't have the moves to play with his back to the basket and he doesn't pass well enough to be an effective 5.

    BigRed1965 said...

    What geniuses schedule a game for 6 pm on New Year's Eve? Are the players not entitled to be home with their loved ones on that date? Are fans like me , who relish seeing Cornell playing Syracuse, probably having to DVR the game because their spouses might insist on other arrangements for the evening? It's all about TV and advertising. A 2 pm start would have made a lot more sense.

    BigRed1965 said...

    My hunch on the first five continues to be Miller, Abdur Ra'Oof, Onuorah, Hatter and Cherry. The freshman might need some time to be worked in but that is how I think things will evolve.

    Anonymous said...

    You need Pat Smith in their creating space for the offense. Hatter would be the only one that can shoot from the outside in that group but he is more of a dribble drive threat.

    With Miller back the defense will be much better but without Cressler you need Pat to fill in. Jordan will be very good but his offense will need to develop before he's a threat.

    I agree with the NYE game time decision!!!