As we’ve discussed here before, Syracuse Orange men’s basketball signee Quincy Guerrier has been playing the waiting game with the NCAA to try and enroll for spring 2019. Unfortunately, that process has stalled out and prevented him from arriving early — according to a story from Syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota on Monday.
Since Guerrier is from Quebec, English is his second language. That presented some additional hoops to jump through in order to cover all bases for the NCAA, and according to Ditota’s conversation with his coach, that time has now expired. Still, assuming all credits are covered and all, this shouldn’t prevent him from still arriving later on this year for the 2019-20 season.
Give Guerrier’s offensive prowess, he’ll be a welcome addition whenever he arrives at SU. Syracuse might have figured some things out when it comes to scoring the basketball these past couple games. That said, there will be turnover this offseason, and we’ll take the extra help anywhere we can get it.
That, plus the rest of your Syracuse-related links below:
Syracuse basketball recruit Quincy Guerrier will not enroll this semester (Syracuse.com)
The process was complicated by a few factors, notably the time constraints and Guerrier’s academic records, all of which needed to be translated from his native French to English and then presented to the NCAA for a ruling.
Syracuse students started classes last week, but students would generally be allowed to enroll this semester as late as Tuesday, the last day to add or drop a class.
How does Isaiah Stewart’s decision impact Syracuse basketball? (Syracuse.com)
Mike Waters recalls Jim Boehiem’s comments from two years ago when Syracuse lost out on Quade Green to Kentucky. He also reminds that Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj will return while Syracuse has John Bol Ajak joining the fold for 2019-20.
Tiana Mangakahia named for mid-season All-Australian award (Pick and Roll)
The nation’s assists leader in 2017/18, Mangakahia has continued to perform outstandingly in her junior season, forcing her way into the conversation surrounding eligible players who may make the jump to the WNBA a season early. A watchlist nominee for three of the biggest awards in women’s college basketball – the Wooden Award, Naismith Award, and Wade Trophy – Mangakahia has also earned a spot on the watchlist for the Nancy Lieberman Award for best point guard in the nation as the Syracuse star goes from strength to strength.
Syracuse men’s basketball receives 13 votes in AP Top 25 (AP)
The Orange now sit just seven spots outside of the top 25 after beating Duke and Pittsburgh last week.
Tyus Battle named ACC player of the Week (TheACC.com)
Syracuse junior Tyus Battle has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Top quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts are changing the college recruiting game (The Undefeated)
An In-Depth Look at ACC Team Records since 2010 (Blogger So Dear)
35 years ago, Pearl Washington’s half-court shot gave Syracuse a memorable win (Syracuse.com)
Tyus Battle named Andy Katz/March Madness player of the week (Twitter)
Gabriela Knutson’s bounce back performance fuels Syracuse’s 5-2 win over Columbia (Daily Orange)
Your regular reminder that college overtime rules would improve the NFL playoffs (SB Nation)