Brase’s next move
Former Princeton forward Hans Brase will be a graduate transfer, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and FanRag Sports. Brase was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 2014-15 before missing the following season with a torn right ACL. He came back this year and played five games before another season-ending injury to his right knee on November 29.
Daugherty walks away
Bill Koch of the Providence Journal confirmed that sophomore Corey Daugherty has decided to leave the Brown basketball program but stay enrolled at the university. Daugherty, who played in 16 games last year and 29 games this season, was one of the first players off the bench for Mike Martin the last two years. The Barrington, R.I. native averaged 19.6 minutes and 4.2 points a game, while posting a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio.
A new Big Red commit
Cornell received a commitment Monday from Chukuka Emili, a 6’ 6” small forward from New City, New York. Emili will be transferring from New Mexico Military Institute, where he 13.3 points and 9.0 rebounds in 29 games. Recruiting analyst Pat Lawless mentions that Emili started out at Seton Hall playing intramural basketball. Looking to get a spot at a Division I program, Chukukah transferred to Rockland Community College, then moved out to New Mexico. Emili, who will enter Cornell as a junior, will join Terrance McBride, Bryan Knapp, Jake Kuhn, Riley Voss and Jimmy Boeheim at East Hill.
Why Boeheim chose Cornell
Speaking of Jimmy Boeheim, the New Hampton School student was interviewed by Donna Ditota of the Syracuse Post Standard about his decision to join the Big Red and his growth as a player. According to Boeheim, “I just talked to my family and my coaches (at New Hampton) and it was kind of like preferred that I wanted to stay home. The Ivies have always been a dream of mine. So it all kind of worked out really well.”
Ms. Basketball is headed for Hanover
Anna Luce, an incoming first-year on the Dartmouth women’s team, was just named “Ms. Basketball” by the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association and Player of the Year by the Seattle Times. The 6’2” center averaged 25.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks to help lead her Mercer Island team to the Washington state’s Class 3 title. The Big Green will need her immediate help to improve on this season’s last place (8-19 overall, 3-11 Ivy) record.
Pera takes Rice’s reins
Former Penn assistant coach, Scott Pera, was officially named the new head coach at Rice Thursday. Before spending the last three years on Mike Rhoades’ staff as the Owls’ associate head coach, Pera worked with Jerome Allen in West Philadelphia from 2012 to 2014. During his time at Penn, Pera played a major role in recruiting, player development and game preparations. Prior to joining Allen’s staff, Pera spent six years on Herb Sendek’s staff at Arizona State.
JTIII out at Georgetown
Former Princeton player and coach, John Thompson III, was fired from Georgetown Thursday. In his 13 years at the school his father put on the basketball map, JTIII went 278-151 with three Big East Championships, one Big East Tournament title and one Final Four appearance. During his time coaching the Tigers, he went 68-42 overall and 45-11 in the Ivies with three conference titles. Many coaches are rumored to be in play for this high-profile job, including Harvard’s Tommy Amaker.