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Jalen Carey’s excited about 2018-19, and you should probably be too.

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Like you, Jalen Carey was surprised by the recent news that Darius Bazley wouldn’t be joining the Syracuse Orange. However, he’s pretty high on SU’s odds for this upcoming season. He spoke to Syracuse.com recently to look ahead to next year, Bazley and what’s to come for a promising SU team. Carey hinted out “something big” for the Orange in 2018-19. Let’s hope he’s onto something there...

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Jalen Carey wishes Darius Bazley well: ‘He’s going to miss something big next year’ (Syracuse.com)

“I was real surprised,” Carey said. “I was sleeping when my dad called me. I thought he was playing with me at first. I saw it on Twitter and everything. I was surprised. But I wish the best for him. I don’t wish no shame on him or anything. I hope his plan works. But he’s going to miss something big next year.”

As high school star skips college for NBA’s G League, others remain skeptical (Washington Post)

But for a dozen other recruits, in this year’s class and the next, apprehension prevails. They wish Bazley the best but remain wary of how teams will use him. For them, uncertainty undermines the G League when they can develop with top-shelf coaching while having one chance to experience college, or to play on a team they’ve watched their whole lives or try making a run in the NCAA Tournament.

20 Best Syracuse basketball plays on anniversary of Hakim Warrick’s block (Syracuse.com)

It was on this date that Syracuse beat Kansas 81-78 to claim the NCAA championship at the Superdome in New Orleans. And the most memorable play in that game was Hakim Warrick’s game-saving block of Michael Lee’s 3-point shot. That block spawned conversation about the greatest plays in Syracuse basketball history. The shots, the dunks, the passes and the blocks that stand out above all the rest.

These Syracuse University alumni want the Jim Brown statue on South Campus taken down (Daily Orange)

“Through the tremendous courage displayed by the many women coming forward, Jim Brown’s history of sexual and domestic violence became public,” Skallar and Quam said in a December 2017 letter to the university. “As a community we cannot accept the idolization of a man who has been perpetrated numerous acts of interpersonal violence.”

Gun shop hero: SU student was ‘on the edge,’ ready for mass shooting (Syracuse.com)

It’s only the second time he’s denied a gun sale out of concern for public safety, he said. In the other case, a year ago, a local man wanted a gun repair and seemed suspicious, Laubscher said. But Laubscher said he really thought Zhan might carry out a mass shooting. ”This guy was ready, very close to it,” he said.

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