My whole thing was working on little tweaks in my game, getting my elbow up on long balls or working on my mechanics. But one of my major things was becoming a leader like Ryan (Nassib) used to be, being that guy that everybody looks to, being more vocal, having everybody trust you. Whatever you say, they’ll put their heart out on the field to do. So I’ve worked on being more vocal and being that leader where young guys can come to me. It didn’t hit me until after the season, and I was like, wow, I’m the older guy in the room and they’re going to be asking me questions. And I just want to be able to give back to them what I received when I was younger.
Richardson and Lydon have both already given verbal commitments to play for Syracuse University. They will be teammates on Team Inspiration in the underclassmen game. The teams in both the senior game and the underclass game take names such as Courage and Inspiration as the Mary Kline Classic benefits cancer research.
The off-season will be filled with lots of questions and multiple lineup possibilities for the Syracuse Orange.
By wearing the Guardian Caps, Syracuse hopes to reduce the risk of head injuries. Tests have shown the lightweight, soft-shell helmet cover reduces impact by up to 33 percent. The company notes researchers do not agree how the results of impact tests relate to concussions, nor should any conclusions be drawn about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury.
The team consisting of Sabrina Cammock, Bria Goodson, Rebecca Robinson and Shaina Harrison has had a historic start to its outdoor season. The group set a school record of 45:37 seconds on March 29 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational at Georgia Tech. The same four girls fell .10 seconds shy of a new record this past weekend with a time of 45:46 at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
Jasmine Watson has been a power hitter ever since she arrived on campus four years ago.
Syracuse defender Natalie Glanell has teamed up with Kasey Mock to stymie opposing offenders in front of the Syracuse net.
McCroskey and the RazorSharks squeeked out a one-point win against Indianapolis, 100-99, the closest win of the season for Rochester in the Premier Basketball League Championship Series. The team has won 17 straight now. McCrosky scored nine and added four boards. The second game is set for Friday, April 11 in Indianapolis as the RazorSharks look to win the championship after losing in the PBL finals in each of the past two seasons.
Derrick Jones could be the third player to join Syracuse’s already impressive 2015 recruiting class. The 6’6" small forward has generated a lot of interest around college basketball. Jones has drawn significant interest from schools like Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky, in addition to Syracuse, but many believe that the Orange is the favorite to land the 5-star recruit.
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"I've been talking to Dajuan. He seems to be doing much better. They've got him on this specific diet and he looks really skinny. He'll be limited, but hopefully, I'll be able to work out with him this summer."
Chris McCullough, Syracuse: With his motor continuing to be a concern and his game showing no notable improvements in the better part of the last two years, McCullough fell to an unprecedented low, 29th overall, earlier this winter. But he has responded in the two months since, finishing his career at IMG Academy and starting to show the renewed passion and energy level that help to maximize his almost limitless athletic tools.
Syracuse is a 7-seed in way-too-early bracketology for next season.
"I think I'm going to take officials to UCLA, USC, Syracuse and maybe a few others," Williams said. "I'm interested in all of them."