Serving as host for 90 minutes during ESPN radio's "celebrity week," Shafer said 17 players are currently part of 2015 class. In addition to the 15 known commitments, one is cornerback Lamar Dawson, a 2014 signee who is deferring his enrollment until January. The other player is a silent verbal, according to a source.
Shafer kicked off ESPN radio's "celebrity week" earlier today and informed listeners the school is "shooting for December 1" with regards to finishing the $13 million indoor facility.
Said Shafer: "To some degree it's a shame, but it's also the reality of where we are. So we have to say, 'This is it,' figure out a system for Syracuse and then own it."
Syracuse fans must ask themselves what the realistic expectations are for this group if these recruiting trends continue. What will we be happy with? Six wins? Eight wins? Ten wins? Between the construction of the new practice facility, the back-to-back bowl wins and the move to the ACC, Syracuse definitely has the makeup of a team on the rise.
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"I really wasn’t expecting to commit right away, but once I got there, I saw the campus, met all of the coaching staff, I just knew it was the right fit. The facilities look amazing. My parents loved it. I couldn’t wait to check them out."
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"We want to raise money and this is a great event. It's just nice to have everybody come and support it. I'm a great example of SEEDs," Keita said. "It was really important for me. I was able to understand people better, to learn the language, work on my skills and get more exposure."
Ennis, a 6-foot-2 guard, is projected to go anywhere from No. 11 to Denver to No. 22 to Memphis. When he decided to enter the NBA draft, Ennis was considered a lock to go in the lottery (top 14 picks). Now he appears to be slipping, according to the mocks.
According to several news outlets, the 76ers have been talking to the Los Angeles Lakers regarding a trade that would include Carter-Williams and the Lakers' No. 7 pick in the first round of Thursday's draft. Philadelphia owns the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the draft and could be looking at Dante Exum.
Lydon played 18 minutes and 57 seconds, fourth-most among the United States players. He scored 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting and showcased his ability from behind the 3-point line, hitting 3 of 5.
"The average person just sees opportunity to say that, 'Melo should go here, Melo should go there, I think he should do this, I think he should do that," Anthony said during a recent interview with VICE Sports. "They don't take into consideration the family aspect of it, your livelihood, where you're going to be living at and do you want your kids to grow up in that place and that city. Do I want to spend the rest of my career in that situation in that city?"
Cameron had been granted a 30-year tax exemption for the project and would have paid the city about 17 percent of what the property would owe if it were fully taxed.
Before his one season at Syracuse, Ennis left Canada to play high school basketball in New Jersey where he could face better competition and receive more exposure to scouts. Here is more of his story, in his own words.
"That's big brother pride, right there,'' Jerian Grant said. "Jerami will get into the league before me, but when it comes to one-on-one, he still can't touch me. I think he knows that, too. He might say otherwise.''