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Axe's Quick Chops April 13: Wes Goes Pro, Bring Back Trent Cull, and A Big Rematch |
Not too complicated here. I'll just check in with some quick takes on what is happening in the Syracuse/CNY sports scene and beyond, throw in a poll, some tweets, links, videos that may have caught my attention and what ever else sticks to the wall.

Cornell lacrosse team seeks validation, not vengeance | | The Ithaca Journal
"I would be lying if I said this is just any other game and the league is what matters and Syracuse is just Syracuse, but that's just not true. Syracuse is a big game. It's an opportunity for most teams, especially if you're having a decent season, to get yourself into the playoffs."

Minus Wes = Plus Brandon? : Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting, Podcasts
Let’s face it, John Calipari has had tremendous success in recent years developing one and done guards with Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans and now John Wall. But, Jim Boeheim has had similar numbers of guys jumping ship quickly too.

Mike Waters Talks About Wes Johnson Making his Jump to the NBA Draft Official |
Name me one Syracuse fan, ONE, that hasn't turned the page already and started thinking about life without Wes. If you claim to be that person, let us know how things are on Pluto.

As Wesley Johnson heads out the door for the NBA, he'll take a slice of Ernie Davis with him |
No, he didn’t win the Heisman Trophy during his time at SU. And he didn’t beat Butler in the Sweet 16, never mind Texas in the Cotton Bowl. But Wesley Johnson did cut a swath during his two years among us, and it was somewhat Davis-like.

Syracuse's Johnson to enter upcoming NBA Draft - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball -
When Wes Johnson was asked what he thought Syracuse fans would remember most about him, he chose personal over performance. "My smile," Johnson said Monday, beaming as usual as he announced he was declaring for the NBA draft and hiring an agent.

Wes Johnson leaves his "home'' in Syracuse for the NBA (video) |
Watch the entire Wes Johnson press conference.

Wes Johnson, in his own words.