Monday, we found out the jersey numbers that Syracuse Orange basketball's new arrivals will be wearing when they get yelled at by Jim Boeheim this season.
Tyler Lydon will wear No. 20, Malachi Richardson: 23, Frank Howard: 1. #OrangeNation— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) July 6, 2015
Moustapha Diagne will wear No. 12 after Baye Moussa-Keita. #OrangeNation— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) July 6, 2015
That all seems above board.
Lydon joins a group of memorable SU guards who wore No. 20, including Brandon Triche and Sherman Douglas.
Richardson take over No. 23 for Eric Devendorf and Dave Johnson.
Howard steps up to wear No. 1, just like Hakim Warrick, Andy Rautins, Allen Griffin and Michael Carter-Williams.
Diagne will carry high the tradition of No. 12 big men for Baye Keita and Kristof! Ongenaet.
It's a shame Diagne didn't take Rick Jackson's 00 because for a moment there, we almost had a Da Vinci Code-esque reveal of destiny. Lydon, Richardson & Howard's numbers all add up to 44.
Maybe the committee didn't like that...