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hoopsfan 
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05-14-18 05:53 PM - Post#256774    

Ryan Silver
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Cornell senior Stone Gettings will graduate early. Will have 1 full year of eligibility as a graduate transfer. 6 9 shooter is a STUD.
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rbg 
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05-14-18 09:19 PM - Post#256778    
    In response to hoopsfan

That's a huge disappointment!

Gettings really grew as a player and leader under Coach Earl.

First year (under Bill Courntey)
28 games (0 starts), 2.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.1 apg, and 9.5 mpg

Second year (fist year under Brian Earl)
29 games (29 starts), 12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.97 apg, and 25.6 mpg

Third year (second year under Brian Earl)
28 games (24 starts), 16.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.86 apg, and 26.8 mpg. 2nd team All-Ivy.

I assumed that Gettings was going to play at Cornell next year and Morgan would be the one saving his last year of eligibility. This news, plus Morgan's tweet from the time he declared for the draft, makes me think that he is not coming back for next season if he withdraws from the NBA draft.

Losing one of their Big Two would be tough. Losing both really would be a huge hit for the team heading into next season.


 
GoBigGreenBasketball 
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05-14-18 09:45 PM - Post#256781    
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Is this a trend...just like Boudreaux. Talent is always looking for the next challenge, winning matters. The bottom half of the Ivy gotta read the tea leaves.
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whitakk 
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05-14-18 11:12 PM - Post#256788    
    In response to GoBigGreenBasketball

I think I'd have Cornell last in the league right now even with Morgan.

 
TheLine 
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05-15-18 10:20 AM - Post#256798    
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  • GoBigGreenBasketball Said:
Is this a trend...just like Boudreaux. Talent is always looking for the next challenge, winning matters. The bottom half of the Ivy gotta read the tea leaves.


Agree. This is a disturbing trend. Would hate if the bottom half of the league becomes a talent feeder with good players staying for 2-3 years to get their degrees and then transfer.


 
mountainred 52
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05-15-18 11:51 AM - Post#256807    
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  • rbg Said:
That's a huge disappointment!

Gettings really grew as a player and leader under Coach Earl.

First year (under Bill Courntey)
28 games (0 starts), 2.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.1 apg, and 9.5 mpg

Second year (fist year under Brian Earl)
29 games (29 starts), 12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.97 apg, and 25.6 mpg

Third year (second year under Brian Earl)
28 games (24 starts), 16.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.86 apg, and 26.8 mpg. 2nd team All-Ivy.

I assumed that Gettings was going to play at Cornell next year and Morgan would be the one saving his last year of eligibility. This news, plus Morgan's tweet from the time he declared for the draft, makes me think that he is not coming back for next season if he withdraws from the NBA draft.

Losing one of their Big Two would be tough. Losing both really would be a huge hit for the team heading into next season.




Gettings was made for Earl's offense, almost as much as he was mismatched for what Bill wanted to do.

Earl's acid test was going to be what he could do without Matt and Stone; it's here one year early. This could be a very long season.


 
rbg 
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05-17-18 08:45 AM - Post#256905    
    In response to mountainred

According to Gettings' former AAU coach, he is getting interest from Arizona, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Auburn, Mississippi, Texas Tech, Hawaii and UCSB.

https://www.azdesertswarm.com/basketball/2018/5/16...

 
FLBB 
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05-19-18 02:53 PM - Post#257041    
    In response to rbg

Can't really blame him. Without Morgan the roster more closely resembles an upper level DIII than a DI team.

 
rbg 
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07-12-18 09:02 AM - Post#258732    
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Gettings is getting some attention from Arizona -

https://zonazealots.com/2018/07/11/arizona-ba sketb...

 
rbg 
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07-17-18 08:53 AM - Post#258976    
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On Monday, Gettings committed to Arizona. In the end, he went with the Wildcats over Stanford or Vanderbilt.

He will graduate this December and head to Arizona in the spring semester to practice with the team. He will then start playing for them in the fall of 2019.

Best of luck!

https://247sports.com/college/basketball/re cruitin...

- “Stone is a versatile four, five with a high skill level," the assistant said. "Cornell ran their entire offense through him from the high post and top of the key with his ability to pass and shoot. He was a matchup nightmare because of his perimeter skill at 6-9 in the Ivy League. He can really stretch the floor out to the three-point line but is athletic enough to go by and finish at the rim. He should be a really good contributor at Arizona either as a starter or first big off the bench”. -

- "I think overall I bring a lot to the table in term of versatility and leadership," Gettings said. "I think I can do a lot with my style of play, being a versatile big. I assisted well and shot the ball well and I’ve proven that I get better every day. I’ve shown that I can play at this level. I’m really excited to prove that on a bigger stage and provide some leadership and mentorship in practice. I'm going to work my tail off and hope to help inspire the rest of the team." -

http://arizonasports.com/story/1601608/arizona -bas...

https://arizona.rivals.com/news/cornell-grad-tra ns...

- "The Ivy League is kind of weird," he said about how he fits on the floor. "They don't have posts in the traditional sense. They have stretch fives. I am a traditional four. I am more than a pick and pop four. I'm good at getting others shots. I can handle the ball, and shoot the three. I have a good mid post and low post game. I can pick and pop, and pick and roll. I bring lots of versatility." -





 
Silver Maple 
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07-17-18 09:36 AM - Post#258981    
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He can pick and pop AND pick and roll? That's amazing!

And remember, as George Carlin used to say, "You can pick your friends...."

 
FLBB 
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07-17-18 09:14 PM - Post#259069    
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Good for Gettings: Ivy league degree, one less semester to pay for, masters degree paid for & he gets to play on a much bigger stage.... bad for Cornell, Princeton offense is most effective with a post player with Gettings' skill set.

 
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07-20-18 01:18 AM - Post#259191    
    In response to FLBB

He can really pass. That will be important for the Cats, who I'm sure will bring lots of scorers to the floor.

 
rbg 
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01-02-19 09:47 AM - Post#270798    
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Gettings is done with finals, completed his degree and has officially moved to Arizona.

https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcat s/basketba...

- First, he opened a Christmas present: Cornell grad transfer forward Stone Gettings was cleared to begin practices for the Wildcats on Tuesday, giving the Wildcats some much-needed skills and size behind the scenes even though he will not play this season. -

- Gettings won’t be able to help with either of those items during games this season, since Miller says there’s no chance he’ll play this season even though he’s eligible immediately as a grad transfer.

But the second-team all-Ivy pick should help sharpen his new teammates in practice with a combination of skills, size and experience. Gettings averaged 16.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Big Red.

“We’re excited about being able to add him to what we do,” Miller said. “He’s a very skilled player. He can shoot the ball. Initially here, I think he’ll establish right away that he doesn’t take a back seat to really anybody on our team when it comes to shooting.

“He also loves the game. It’s fun to coach guys who love the game because they’re always working and they’re always trying to get better, and I think Stone is that type of kid.”

Because Gettings is technically eligible to play right away as a grad transfer, he is also eligible to travel with the Wildcats. That gives Arizona the chance to keep a full set of players on hand for road practices, which is especially helpful on longer trips such as the Wildcats’ upcoming Bay Area road swing, when the UA will play Stanford on Jan. 9 but not until Jan. 12 at Cal.

“I think it’s a big shot in the arm to add a quality player, especially a front-line player, who can help us every day,” Miller said. That “not only helps Stone for the future, but also helps this year’s team.”

A 6-foot-9 forward from Malibu, Calif., Gettings played for the same West Coast Elite travel ball program that featured UA signees Nico Mannion and Josh Green in recent summers.

Gettings played three seasons for Cornell, stayed in Ithaca, N.Y., during the fall to work toward his early graduation and then moved to Arizona.

By sitting out this season, Gettings will have an entire year of eligibility remaining for 2019-20, when the Wildcats will need him up front. -

- Arizona didn’t make Gettings or any other players available for comment Tuesday, but Gettings told the Cornell Sun last May that he decided to graduate early “to save myself a ton of money and have another year to play somewhere else.” Ivy League players can only receive need-based aid, not athletic scholarships.

Gettings chose Arizona in July, then joined the Wildcats over the holiday break and watched several practices first.

Miller said Gettings had to go through several medical tests before he was cleared to practice starting Tuesday.

Miller said Gettings will be limited initially while he learns the Wildcats’ system but will be able to help immediately on the scout team this weekend, mimicking Colorado and Utah frontcourt players. -

 
rbg 
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01-23-19 09:13 AM - Post#273382    
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https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcat s/basketba...

- You could trace Stone Gettings’ arrival at Arizona this semester to his Southern California roots, connections with former Wildcats and his late-blooming talent.

But that’s not where it all started. That happened inside the Cornell University financial aid office, one day before Gettings’ junior season as a standout forward for the Big Red.

Gettings had already taken loans to cover $5,000-$10,000 of his required contribution during his first two seasons at the Ivy League school, which does not offer athletic scholarships. He was asked to contribute three times as much for his junior year.

A confused Gettings was told the problem was that his sister had just graduated from George Washington, so his shrinking financial aid package was now based on his family having just one kid to pay for instead of two.

Gettings said his sister had been on a full rowing scholarship, so nothing ever changed in his ability to pay.

“They weren’t too sympathetic,” he said.

But as his junior year went on, Gettings realized he was far enough along toward his degree in applied economics and management that he could graduate in three-and-a-half years. -

- “They really care about you here,” Gettings said. “At Cornell, I would cook for myself. Here, they make sure you have two or three great meals every day to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition. At Cornell, I would have a rebounder come and get me occasionally (for shooting practice), whereas here if I want to shoot they have three.”

“It’s ridiculous,” he added, smiling. “I feel bad using everybody like that. But they really just give you everything you need.”

Gettings said UA staffers also recently fitted him with insoles to help make sure his feet avoid trouble. Basketball conditioning coach Chris Rounds is already working with Gettings to improve his athleticism and get his body fat down to 5 percent.

“We’re really getting after it,” Gettings said. “I’m just making sure I can be a threat to score when I get the ball on the wing, and also posting up.” -

 
SRP 
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01-23-19 08:50 PM - Post#273426    
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That's really interesting--"big-time basketball at work. I think I read something from Makai Mason saying that there was a similar difference at Baylor (and dismissing the academics there as "busywork").

 
palestra38 
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01-24-19 02:30 PM - Post#273466    
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Except that the area around Tuscon is beautiful and the area around Waco is not (although it is not too far from Austin)

 
mountainred 52
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01-24-19 05:57 PM - Post#273478    
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I don't think I knew how much Stone grew in high school: "Gettings entered Loyola High School as 5-foot-9-inch surfer from Malibu who also had interest in football, basketball and water polo."

If the story is true, thanks financial aid department!

 
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01-25-19 07:08 AM - Post#273500    
    In response to mountainred

Thanks for the links.

Earl must have been irate.

Love the better food, three rebounders for shooting, and custom orthotics.

Shouldn't all these guys have custom orthotics? I bought them for myself for recreational skiing. Not that expensive. I'm sure a podiatrist in town would fit the entire team for some advertising space in the gym. Or does the NCAA frown on that?

 
mountainred 52
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01-25-19 09:45 AM - Post#273503    
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  • 1LotteryPick1969 Said:
Thanks for the links.

Earl must have been irate.

Love the better food, three rebounders for shooting, and custom orthotics.




If that is the help he is getting from financial aid, no wonder Earl is struggling on the recruiting trail. I support the wrestling team, but somehow I doubt Yianni is getting treated that way.


 
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