Tuesday, January 20, 2015

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Below, news and notes...

  • Check out the video of Cornell's new backboard camera.
Call them the Conference of Clearing Skies. Ten teams that have seen much brighter skies this season than the frequent gray days of 2013-14.
Here, then, are the mid-season candidates for the All-Improved list...
Last year: The only things big about the Big Red were their nickname and loss total. They finished 2-26, and one of the wins was against Division III Oberlin.
This year: Cornell is 8-9, and the improvement of six wins leads the nation at this point. It could be even better. Four of its defeats have been by three or fewer points, or in overtime.
Why: Leading scorer Shonn Miller is back from knee surgery. Forward Galal Cancer took a year off from basketball but has come back to start every game. Devin Cherry has made a splendid switch to the point. And the defense has been refurbished. Last year, Cornell was 341st in the nation in field goal percentage allowed. Now, the Big Red are 26th. They’ve gone from 331st to 62nd in points allowed.
  • The Ivy League named Robert Hatter to its weekly Honor Roll and notes:
Robert Hatter, Cornell (So., G - Houston)
17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals vs. Columbia

Week 1, 11/17/14-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 2, 11/24/14-Justin Sears, Yale
Week 3, 12/1/14-Wes Saunders, Harvard
Week 4, 12/8/14-Javier Duren, Yale
Week 5, 12/15/14-Cedric Kuakumensah, Brown*
Week 6, 12/22/14-Maodo Lo, Columbia
Week 7,12/29/14-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 8, 1/5/15-Javier Duren, Yale
Week 9, 1/12/15-Henry Caruso, Princeton
Week 10, 1/19/15-Javier Duren, Yale

Week 1, 11/17/14-Antonio Woods, Penn
Week 2, 11/24/14-Mike Auger, Penn
Week 3, 12/1/14-Amir Bell, Princeton
Week 4, 12/8/14-Darnell Foreman, Penn
Week 5, 12/15/14-Sam Jones, Penn*
Week 6, 12/22/14-Kyle Castlin, Columbia
Week 7, 12/30/14-Aaron Young, Princeton
Week 8, 1/5/15-Kyle Castlin, Columbia
Week 9, 1/12/15-Makai Mason, Yale
Week 10, 1/19/15-Antonio Woods, Penn
* = Cornell idle


Anonymous said...

The NCAA.com article says that "Devin Cherry has made a splendid switch to the point."

Seriously?? Actually seems to me that Courtney has him handling the ball less, except for the patented 1-4 sets at the end of shot clocks/ halves.

Anonymous said...

Cherry plays well when he is in control. Often he makes hasty decisions and careless turnovers.