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Sanity prevailed in C.J. Fair’s decision on whether to jump to the NBA.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me. I’m excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season and graduating has also been a goal of mine.”
First off, this gives the Orange a major boost going into next season. The team would’ve been left woefully short of experience and go-to scoring options. But Fair’s return gives the squad a nice bridge from the Final Four edition to a locker room stuffed with transfers and incoming freshman.
Secondly, for Fair this is the prudent move. We discussed it at length here on The Fizz yesterday. With no guarantee to get drafted in the first-round (in fact, almost every pundit projected him to get picked in the second), the risk was just too high. You’re working without a guaranteed contract, and having to constantly fight roster cuts and unknown financial future. He would...
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NBA.com’s David Aldridge wrote an article yesterday about the small forwards of the 2013 class, claiming that Syracuse star C.J. Fair had already declared for the NBA Draft. While many believe Fair will in fact go pro, he hasn’t made any decision public, though he is scheduled to have a press conference this week to update the school and fans on...
Syracuse Orange fans were elated Wednesday to hear that forward C.J. Fair would return for his senior season. A day earlier, multiple reports saying he was going pro/staying/still undecided left us all dazed and confused.
Turns out, we had good reason to be confused since C.J. was even more confused than we were.
"On Sunday, I had decided to stay one more year," Fair...
Syracuse's C.J. Fair is returning for his senior season.
The Orange's leading scorer and rebounder last season announced his decision Wednesday, saying another year of college basketball and graduating are in his best interests.
The return of Fair, who averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds last season, gives coach Jim Boeheim a nice boost as Syracuse transitions to the...
We interrupt your regularly-schedule programming to alert you to a change in the Syracuse Orange Basketball C.J. Fair Headband Threat Level System.
Due to recent developments, we have lowered the C.J. Fair Headband Threat Level from YELLOW to ORANGE (C.J. is staying!).
We have lowered the CJFHTL due to the announcement that the Commence Jubiliation Fair (H/T: Matt) is returning...
Two former Syracuse University basketball ball boys are asking a judge to reinstate their slander lawsuit against the school and coach Jim Boeheim.
Attorneys for Bobby Davis and Mike Lang filed a 54-page brief with the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester in March.
State Supreme Court Justice Brian DeJoseph threw out the lawsuit in May, ruling that comments made...
After a week of speculation about whether or not SU forward C.J. Fair would declare for the draft or not, the announcement has been released, making it official. Fair will stay for his senior season on the basketball team.
Syracuse Athletics sent out this tweet today:
All Is Fair In Orange Land bit.ly/ZP3vFZ
— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) April 24, 2013
But it was this tweet...
My gut was that C.J Fair decided to return to Syracuse after meeting with his family over the weekend. Now Mike Waters of the Post-Standard is reporting that’s exactly what happened.
“The source said that as recently as last week Fair was ready to give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. However, after visiting with his family in Baltimore, Md., over the...
Two former Syracuse University basketball ball boys have asked a judge to reinstate their slander lawsuit against the school and head coach Jim Boeheim over comments the Hall of Famer made following the firing of his longtime assistant amid a sex abuse scandal.
Attorneys for Bobby Davis and Mike Lang filed a 54-page brief with the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester...
A.J. Long made his way back to Syracuse last weekend and sat on the 30-yard line inside the Carrier Dome for the Spring Game. Long tells The Fizz the experience was more than he expected it to be, and it’s solidified his decision from a month ago when he committed to the Orange.
“After this past visit, my commitment is stronger than ever. My deal is done and I’m done with...
The 2013 NFL Draft might not be packed full with top flight quarterbacks, but this draft could be important for one young man who not many people know about Ryan Nassib. Nassib is a 23 year old from West Chester, PA who played his college ball a Syracuse University. He [...]
It was nice to catch up with my good friend, Zach Chibane of the Syracuse Orange. Zach is headed to the NFL after a stand-out career on Doug Marrone’s offensive line at Syracuse University. I had the opportunity to chat with Zach again recently about his path to the draft since we had last spoken. Zach is excited to hear he may be drafted as high as the 5th round on Saturday...
PICK: Justin Pugh, OT/G, SyracuseANALYSIS: I hate this pick so much. I question whether or not he can even be a tackle in the NFL; a right tackle at best. I've always seen him as more of a guard. I've never had Pugh graded as a first round prospect, despite all the recent hype about him. I really think there are much better lineman in this draft, and plenty of better defensive...
Although there won’t be another SU football game inside the Carrier Dome for another five months, the Spring Game provided Orange Nation a final glimpse into what to expect this fall. Terrel Hunt shined in his debut, Prince-Tyson Gulley erased his signature dreadlocks, and Scott Shafer enjoyed every moment with the Syracuse fans.
We take the Fizz Fam under the Fizz Microscope...
Syracuse enters this year's NFL Draft with many players capable of playing professional ball. With seven rounds ahead of them, see what we think will unfold inside.
How we came to that prediction is almost as interesting as the pick itself. Late developments with two players on the Packers' wish list potentially will have a major impact on how the first round shapes up. In the end, we went with Syracuse OT Justin Pugh over two other strong possibilities.