Late Monday night, the Syracuse Orange football program received some very good news: Three-star athlete Atrilleon “Trill” Williams became the second commit for the class of 2018.
While we’re clearly excited about the talented potential addition to the roster, it’s even more exciting to make a very notable addition to Syracuse athletics’ storied name history.
So where does Trill Williams (#TRILLIAMS) rank among the best names the Orange have ever had on campus (assuming he arrives, of course)? A look at some of his competition:
Adonis Ameen-Moore, football (2011-14)
ADONIS (already a contender). AMEEN (pronounced A MEAN). MOORE (fine).
Carmelo Anthony, basketball (2002-03)
Is Melo’s name actually that cool? Or are we just affected by the excellence we associate it with? Don’t care.
Keith “Thump” Belton, football (2001-03)
“Thump” is the sort of nickname that will get you on any list, especially if you’re a fullback.
Roosevelt Bouie, basketball (1976-80)
Even without the “Louie & Bouie” Show, the name alone is worth a mention on its own.
Rakeem Christmas, basketball (2011-15)
Name is a holiday. Wore No. 25. ‘Nuff said.
Kirby Dar Dar, football (1991-94)
Included? Duh. Duh.
Melvin “Skip” Dalrymple (1972-73)
Brisly Estime, football (2013-16)
Would automatically win if it was “Grizzly Extreme” instead.
Amba Etta-Tawo, football (2016)
Prince-Tyson Gulley, football (2010-14)
Marius Janulis, basketball (1994-98)
Blog favorite, easy inclusion.
Antonio “Scoop” Jardine, basketball (2008-12)
Fabricio de Melo, basketball (2010-12)
The late Fab may have actually executed the “Melo” name better than the original.
Kristof Ongenaet, basketball (2007-09)
Harvey Pennypacker, football (1993-96)
Could be a football player, could be a robber baron. Who’s to say for sure?
Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, basketball/football (1935-38)
There’s a lot more to the importance of Sidat-Singh beyond just his name. That said, the late two-sport star’s name possesses some gravitas and an heir of accomplishment even compared to many of today’s entrants here.
Sir Mawn Wilson, football (1994-95)
It’s a long list, but that’s probably the best Syracuse has to offer in terms of all-time football and basketball players. Trill Williams may not be the ABSOLUTE top of this collection, but you could make the case for top-10.
Do you have some others in mind? Where would Trill rank for you? Share your own picks below.