After Syracuse’s 92-56 win over Manhattan last night, coach Jim Boeheim put an end to the loudest debate of the early season, announcing freshman guard Trevor Cooney will be redshirted. Boeheim was clear that the decision was based purely on numbers, and not the sharp shooter’s ability. And the only way this decision works is if the player’s attitude supports it, so credit goes to Cooney.
“We are going to redshirt Trevor Cooney. I want to emphasize that, sometimes when we redshirt a guy he couldn’t help us, meaning he’s not good enough sometimes to help us, sometimes a guy redshirts when he’s injured, this is different. When you redshirt somebody, usually it’s because he’s not good enough to play yet, that’s not the case. He is good enough, he could play out there and I think he could play well. But when you have four guards ahead of him, he’s not going to play a significant amount of time.”
Short term, this move works for the program. With Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche, Dion Waiters