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Departing Syracuse basketball players left their mark in program’s record books

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Syracuse’s three (potentially four) departing men’s basketball players made their mark on the program, earning spots in the record books.

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The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team will have a different look to it in the 2019-20 season. The starting backcourt will be overhauled as Tyus Battle has declared for the NBA Draft while Frank Howard has exhausted his eligibility. Starting center Paschal Chukwu will not return next fall and it remains possible that Oshae Brissett could forego his junior season in favor of a professional career.

While Brissett could still return to the Orange for the 2019-20 season, we took a dive on the mark that he made in the Syracuse record books along with Battle, Howard and Chukwu over their respective careers. Records are listed from highest to lowest ranking by player. As always, credit to Orange Hoops for stats and reference.

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Tyus Battle

No. 9 in made 3-pointers with 179

No. 12 on career free throw percentage list at 80.26 percent

No. 16 on all-time scoring list with 1,647 points

No. 31 on all-time steals list with 135 steals

No. 37 on all-time 3-point percentage shooting list at 33.52 percent

No. 44 in total assists with 214 dimes

No. 89 on all-time rebounding list with 285 boards

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Frank Howard

No. 10 in total assists with 435 dimes

No. 18 in made 3-pointers with 138

No. 21 on all-time steals list with 166 takeaways

No. 48 on all-time 3-point percentage shooting list at 31.94 percent

No. 63 on all-time scoring list with 992 points

No. 90 on all-time rebounding list with 284 boards

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Nov 27, 2017; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange center Paschal Chukwu (13) blocks the shot of Maryland Terrapins guard Anthony Cowan (1) during the first half at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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Paschal Chukwu

No. 12 on all-time blocks list with 163 rejections

No. 54 on all-time rebounding list with 458 boards

No. 83 on all-time steals list with 53 thefts

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Oshae Brissett*

No. 31 in made 3-pointers with 85

No. 37 on all-time rebounding list with 581 boards

No. 64 on all-time scoring list with 976 points

No. 67 (tied with Rakeem Christmas) on all-time steals list with 76

No. 90 in total assists with 95 helpers

Brissett also holds the record for most made free throws by a freshman with 174. He broke Carmelo Anthony’s record of 168 and did so in 17 fewer attempts.

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