Having committed to doing a Club Trillion segment and realizing that the team's schedule is only going to get harder from here on out (don't tell ESPN I said that) I figured I would do a mid-season(ish) recap of the Club Trillion standings. These are brought to you with all due respect to the man who made them famous and the creator of the fine belt you see below, Mark Titus.
Before I get to the standings, I'll go over the rules as I see them. First and foremost, for those that don't know about Club Trillion, you have to have no stats while playing at least one second in a game. The stats I chose, which are from the ESPN box scores, are FGM/A, FTM/A, Reb., Ast., Stl., Blk., TO, and PF. A player can play more than one minute and still receive a Trillion (ie. a 4 Trillion for 4 minutes played and no stats), though the most noble Trillion is the 1 Trillion (but I have to admit a strange fascination with the 0+ Trillion). While this glorious honor is strictly reserved for the deepest of our team's reserves, the walk-ons, if I happen to notice a scholarship player with a Trillion I will point it out without adding him to the standings. Additionally, I'll be keeping track of those players with no stat-line except a personal foul, with each of them receiving the Dreaded Personal Foul Exclusion. So now, without further ado, I present to you the Syracuse Club Trillion Official Mid-Season Standings for the Single Greatest Award in the History of Sports!
Leading the way is the shoe-loving, oft-tweeting, Griffin Hoffmann with 5 Trillions, all of them of the noble 1 Trillion variety. If not for the Dreaded Personal Foul Exclusion Griff had against Fordham, he would have double the number of Trillions of any one of his teammates. As it stands, Matt Lyde-Cajuste is in a not-too-distant second place with 3 Trillions followed closely by Nick Resavy who has 2 Trillions. MLC still has a chance to catch Griff if the scholarship players can provide him with a few blowouts against some of the lesser competition in the BEast (I'm looking at you, Providence and USF). Others who have Trillions to their name this season include everyone's favorite three-point specialist Matt Tomaszewski, Russ DeRemer, and Albert Nassar. Congratulations to all six of you for making it into the standings.
As for the scholarship players Rak is the only one on the list with his two 2 Trillions. Baye barely kept himself off the list with his Not-So-Dreaded (in the case of a scholarship player) Personal Foul Exclusion against Stanford in the home of Syracuse Basketball, Madison Square Garden (wait what??).