Look, whenever Syracuse Orange basketball players are involved, somebody's cousin is going to be involved too. Just because Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters aren't here to make it easy for us, we'll always find another cousin connection to help us make sense of the world.
And because we liked to keep things interesting, let's also throw in the fact that his stepfather is Michael Lloyd, who played for Syracuse in 1995.
And just because we need to make things as interlopey as possible, DeShields and C.J. Fair are friends who used to play together in Baltimore, which, according to The Jardine-Waiters Principle, makes them cousins.
Basically, if at some point during the same, DeShields rips off his Montana jersey to reveal a Syracuse one, don't be surprised.