June 25, 2010

Wittman Signs NBA Summer League Deal With Boston Celtics; Foote to Play in Israel

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Graduated senior Ryan Wittman ’10 has signed an NBA Summer League deal with the reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Celtics, who lost in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals, will play in the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League in Orlando, Fla., beginning on July 5.

Second-round draft pick Luke Harangody, an All-American out of Notre Dame, is expected to be among Wittman’s teammates in Orlando.

Speaking of teammates, Cornell’s Jeff Foote ’10 has signed a three-year professional contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, a team that plays in the top European and Israeli first leagues, the highest division in Europe.

Both players were familiar faces on the NBA workout circuit this summer, but went undrafted in last Thursday night’s NBA draft.

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Original Author: Alex Kuczynski-Brown