Syracuse Orange men's basketball legends Louis Orr and Roosevelt Bouie will finally have their jerseys retired, according to a press release from the Syracuse athletic department. The honor will come (rightfully so) together during halftime of a February 21st showdown with the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers.
The duo played at Syracuse from 1976-80 and together created "The Louie and Bouie Show," which helped the Orangemen earn the BIG EAST Conference's first championship during the 1979-80 season. At the end of their four years together, they'd help SU earn four straight berths to the NCAA Tournament and compile a record of 26-4.
Bouie was a four-year starting center for head coach Jim Boeheim. He ended his collegiate career with a 1,560 points, 987 rebounds and 327 blocked shots. He would go on and be drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft, however, he played most of his professional career in Europe.
Meanwhile, Orr was a fantastic forward that compiled 1,487 points and 881 rebounds as a three-year starter. As a senior year he earned first-team All-BIG EAST Conference. Orr was picked by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 1980 draft. He spent eight seasons with the Pacers and the New York Knicks.
For the past 14 years, Orr served as the head coach at Siena, Seton Hall or Bowling Green–his most recent gig that ended at the end of the 2013-14 season.