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Arinze Onuaku's Smile (Or Lackthereof): A Retrospective

Arinze Onuaku as part of his SU Basketball exit interview:

What are the chances that a future employer will be able to pronounce your name? Probably little. Unless they’re a Syracuse fan. Then they’ll know exactly how to pronounce it.

Note to Syracuse fans in a position to hire AO.  Do it.  Save him the hassle of yet another fool mispronouncing his name.  Cause as we all know, if that happens again, Onuaku will not be happy.  And when AO is unhappy, you can tell by the look on his face.

And when he is happy, you can tell usually can't. 

If there's any one constant over the years for Arinze, other than his questionable free-throw shooting, it was his inability to form a smile during photos.  More than his 1,000 points or his field goal percentages, it was his unwavering dedication to looking somber in any situation that we'll cherish most.  Let's take a look back, shall we?

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Of course, we eventually broke the big man down to reveal the glowing chicklets within...




We'll miss you, ya big lug. 

Arinze Onuaku on his Syracuse basketball career