"It was hard. At the end of the day, you never expect to hear something like that about someone that you’ve known for years. We couldn’t control anything that was going on and it was shocking to us too," expressed the openly honest combo guard about the reports of Fine’s molestation. "Every time I got down on myself when shots weren’t going in, he’d (Coach Fine) always tell me not to get down on myself and was a positive motivator. That’s what he really helped with."
The latest mock drafts have Melo being selected between picks 20-30. CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman thinks Melo will be in Boston thanks to the No. 21 pick, while CBS' Matt Moore says Melo will go to Indiana at No. 26. NBADraft.net's prediction is Melo will head to Memphis with the 25th pick, and Draft Express also has Melo becoming a Celtic but with the No. 22 pick.
Never draft an undersized shooting guard in the lottery unless he has the potential to be like Dwyane Wade or he IS Dwyane Wade. Waiters is neither.
"Recently I've been hearing from Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio St, Louisville. I haven't heard from Syracuse in a little while," Walker said. "I'm still interested in Syracuse though," he said. "It's a great program and a great staff and I'll just have to see when I cut my list down."
Includes Dick Easterly, who played on Syracuse University's 1959 national championship football team.
In short, absolutely nothing.
Twice a hero, two times a villain — that is Fab Melo.
No matter the changes to a playoff system, for SU to enter the national football spotlight, it will have to string together victories. Meaning SU needs to beat its Big East brethren on the field in its final season, but also use its ACC swag to win recruiting battles against geographic foes. Halfway through the recruiting period, here’s where the Fizz ranks SU’s 2013 class among the others in the Big East.
"The coaching staff is the biggest thing," McCullough said of his interest in Syracuse. "They do really well with players that have length like I do."
In the end, Waiters will be remembered for his thunderous fast-break dunks, transition spin moves (shown below) and a cockiness, humbled by confidence, not seen since Carmelo Anthony.
Current and former members of the Syracuse Athletic Communications staff gathered in St. Louis to celebrate assistant director of athletics Sue Cornelius Edson's induction into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame on Monday, June 25.
Look, if you're going to make a hip-hop video wearing Syracuse gear and include shots of you holding a championship belt on Marshall Street, I'm going to include it here.