Found March 19, 2012 on Orange Fizz:
Rakeem Christmas has now become an enormous part of the equation for Syracuse, and the freshman stepped up with the spotlight on him Saturday. Rak City has been forced into action after the loss of Fab, and had his best game of his collegiate career, ripping down 11 boards and swatting 3 shots to go along with 8 points. He played a very intelligent game, and didn’t try to do too much on the offensive end. He also avoided foul trouble against big Jordan Henriquez. There’s room for improvement, as Rak and SU allowed K-State to nab 25 offensive board. But in the second half, no one looked more confident than the freshman, who admitted after the game that the long tournament breaks aided in his season-high 34 minutes. “The TV timeouts definitely helped me. It allowed me to catch my breath, grab some water, and get back out there. It’s really a good feeling. Blocking shots, getting rebounds, scoring. When I get going, I get going sometimes.” Rak’s next challenge will be even bigger. The ...
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