GoAUpher and I chatted with John from Troy Nunes is...we chatted with John from SBN's incredible Syracuse blog. We mostly just asked John questions about the Orange and then blabbed about how the Gophers are going to dominate. After talking about bourbon of course.
The Fizzmas Wish List: the top recruits on Syracuse’s radar this holiday season.
After Curry, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat checks in at No. 7, followed by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, George, and then Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 15.
Triche, who plays for Trento basketball in Italy, joked that he was working on his post moves.
The Orange needs a victory to finish with a winning record in its first season in the ACC and first campaign under coach Scott Shafer. Syracuse lost two of its last three games and had to beat Boston College 34-31 on Nov. 30 to become bowl eligible.
Ennis has been off-the-charts good against quality competition, scoring with an All-America level of efficiency, an All-America assist/turnover ratio and a steal percentage that tops MC-Dubz's very impressive steal percentage. Syracuse lost a Lottery Pick point guard and somehow upgraded at the position.
Do you ever get mistaken for the other Tyler Ennis? "On Twitter. Never in person. But people always look at me like 'Tyler Ennis is your real name?'"
Add next year’s two highly rated recruits F Chris McCullough and PG Kaleb Joseph who’ve signed letters of intent, along with last week’s verbal commitment from N.J. junior elite SG prospect Malachi Richardson who joins Hudson Valley native PF Tyler Lydon in the 2015 class, and the current recruitment of HS sophomores, it’s clear that the influx of talent is not going to dissipate in the eventual Boeheim-to-Mike Hopkins transition which is likely to occur somewhere during the period that these last two classes of scholarship players are on campus.
There’s a lot to like about the 2014 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, and preseason praise is being heaped on the Orange, but let’s temper the expectations a little bit.