While the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team’s current players haven’t had a great week thus far, one former Orange did make a very successful NBA debut. Getting some in-game burn for the first time with the Atlanta Hawks, Andrew White III scored 15 points in 17 minutes off the bench on Wednesday night. It was a pretty efficient evening for the former SU sharpshooter. After spending the season in the D-League with affiliates for both Boston and Atlanta, the Hawks new focus on tanking the rest of the way for a better draft pick could really help out his playing time down the stretch.
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Andrew White III scores 15 in NBA debut (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Atlanta Hawks rookie Andrew White III scored 15 points in 17 minutes off the bench Wednesday during his NBA debut against the Detroit Pistons. White, who shot 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-7 from the 3-point line, hit his first shot with a layup in the first quarter off an assist by DeAndre’ Bembry.
Syracuse is in the middle of a fight for a spot in the NCAA tournament, and it isn’t getting made any easier by the fact that no one on the team seems capable of remaining healthy... That’s not ideal for a team that needs to win three or four more games just to have a shot of being on the right side of the bubble come Selection Sunday.
Calabro, who was recently contacted by SU through social media, has played a hybrid outside linebacker/safety role for SJV. He’s rounded out his skill set from being known as a hard hitter to a more versatile playmaker.
Nick Monroe, an established recruiter with a boatload of ties to the Sunshine State, is the Syracuse staff member who continues to provide Boyd with a home-like feel. ”I have a really good relationship with (secondary) coach (Nick) Monroe,” Boyd said. “He keeps in contact with me and makes me feel like family. His message has been hopefully I’m playing in that orange and blue, and to compete in every class.”
Just ahead of Syracuse? St. Bonaventure and Nebraska.
Duke women’s basketball looking for key road win at Syracuse (Duke Chronicle)