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Syracuse Legend Pearl Washington to Undergo Brain Surgery on Thursday

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Pearl has been admitted to a Syracuse-area hospital and will undergo brain surgery on Thursday.

Jim DeLorenzo

Former Syracuse Orange basketball player Terrence Roberts posted a pair of tweets on Monday that caused a ripple through Cuse Nation. We wondered what exactly was happening regarding Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington.

Bud Poliquin is now reporting that Pearl has been admitted to a Syracuse-area hospital and will undergo brain surgery on Thursday. Bud notes that Washington suffered a seizure twenty years ago and was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

No other details known at the moment but send your prayers, well-wishes and good thoughts to Pearl as he prepares for surgery. In the meantime, let's watch some highlights of the guy Jim Boeheim says represented the turning point for Syracuse Basketball in the 1980's.