Carter-Williams becomes the eighth SU player since 2008 and ninth since 2003 to declare early for the NBA Draft. Only Kentucky (15 players) and Kansas (10 players) have more early entrants for the NBA Draft since 2008.
"He talked with us and he talked with the coaches," Carter-Zegarowski said. "And I think there was definitely a feeling that this was the year for him to come out. I still think it's a risk. I think it's a shame that they have seven days to decide (their basketball futures)."
The biggest question with Carter-Williams at this point, though, is his perimeter shooting. Right now, he’s just not a capable shooter. He only made 29 percent of his 120 three-point attempts this season, and a Synergy breakdown into subcategories shows that Carter-Williams was average or worse in every perimeter shooting aspect: long twos, catch-and-shoot, shots off the dribble, guarded, unguarded, etc.
Andy Rautins, who played at Syracuse University from 2005 to 2010, will lead the Tulsa 66ers into the NBA D-League's playoffs tonight. Tulsa opens the playoffs with a best-of-three series against the Canton Charge tonight in Tulsa.
"She's been awesome," Murray said. "She's just learning really quickly and just feeding off the rest of the offense. It's been great to have just another option on the offense to really be a threat."
Syracuse University basketball player Brandon Triche will throw out the first pitch at the Syracuse Chiefs' home opener at NBT Bank Stadium at 2 p.m. Friday against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Syracuse lost to Michigan in the Final Four, but C.J. Fair was the only reason the Orange were in the game. The silky smooth left-handed Fair has a tremendous touch around the hoop, and a la Chris Bosh, is highly deft shooting the ball out to the three, where he converted 49 percent of his tries this season. Should he declare, Fair is a likely top 10 pick.
Syracuse’s first season in the ACC will add some extra attention to each game. And with the standout players the Orange has coming in, combined with the players already on the team, SU is in good position to compete for a championship in its first year in the league.
Throughout his four years in Orange, strong safety Shamarko Thomas has been known for his dedication on the field, off the field and in the weight room. Thomas was recognized for his devotion to strength training and conditioning by being honored with an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award. The accolade is presented by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
The Syracuse women's lacrosse program will host a reception on Friday, April 12 to celebrate the team's recent success and unveil the new locker room renovations. "Sticking Together: A Night of Women's Lacrosse" will be held in Club 4.4 in the Carrier Dome following the Orange's game against Louisville.
Jeff Fischel hosts a Google+ Hangout with new Syracuse Head Football Coach Scott Shafer. The two are joined by former Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and NFL great Dorsey Levens, who is a Syracuse native. They will talk Coach Shafer's first year as the head coach, spring practice, the Orange's first year in the ACC and former QB Ryan Nassib's draft prospects amongst other things.