Boeheim's Army, the team full of Syracuse Orange alums, will play their first game in The Basketball Tournament on July 18. When they do, they will have yet another notable SU legend on the roster: Lawrence Moten. Poetry joined the team not just as a player but also a coach.
"He'll do both," said Boeheim's Army general manager Kevin Belbey. "We're fortunate enough that we have some depth. I know he's in good shape. If we needed him for a minute or two, he'd be available."
Unfortunately overshadowed, the team has also added Louie McCroskey, who payed at Syracuse for three seasons before transferring to Marist. But we'll forgive him for that. Moten also coached McCroskey (and Mookie Jones) as part of the Rochester RazorSharks.
So catching up, the roster now includes Moten, McCroskey, Eric Devendorf, Josh Pace, Baye Moussa Keita, Rick Jackson, Hakim Warrick, Donte Greene, Terrence Roberts and Mookie Jones. The team also added former Purdue player Willie Deane and former Arkansas player Olu Famutimi to fill out the depth chart. If the team wins the whole tourney, each of the Syracuse players participating in the whole thing will win about $95K.
Donna Ditota mentions that the team will hold an autograph session at My Favorite Sports Store in Destiny USA on July 15.
Not to be outdone, the team also unveiled their uniforms for the tournament.
Just like the team itself, it's a hodgepodge of Syracuse's uniforms history. The 90's script logo, the 70's side stripes, the lack of any platinum or grey whatsoever...it's a trip back to simpler times.
Keep an eye on The Tournament's site for more updates.