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While the clock ticks on Syracuse football in preparation for National Signing Day, elite high school sophomores are starting to draw major interest during the prep basketball season. The #1 Orange may still be undefeated and filled with an embarrassment of future riches, but hoops recruiting never for Jim Boeheim’s staff.
As Syracuse transitions into the ACC, the class of 2014 is now on the radar. The Fizz brings you the latest look at the best high school ballers that could don Big East jerseys as Syracuse packs its bags for a new home. This week’s beasts:
Theo Pinson/SG/Greensboro, NC
Wesleyan Christian Academy
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 170
Interest from: Syracuse, Duke, UNC, UConn, Kentucky
Pinson enjoyed a long tenure as the #1 most coveted player in the eyes of college coaches, but now sits at #2 after the recent splash of Toronto’s Andrew Wiggins. When asked about why Wiggins jumped ahead of him?
“I guess he just had a better summer than me. I ...
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The Orange's not-so-secret weapon leads the team with 37 steals and also is tied with fellow guard Brandon Triche for the team lead in scoring in Big East play at 13.3 points per game.
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Syracuse was able to stay perfect after a 73-66 win over Marquette on Saturday. After the game, coach Jim Boeheim explained that as long as a team wins he is OK.
Syracuse football senior running back Antwon Bailey and graduate student offensive guard Andrew Tiller were selected to play in the 2012 Casino Del Sol All-Star, which will be held on January 16 in Tucson, Az. Both student-athletes recently completed successful seasons for the Orange en route to All-BIG EAST First Team selections.
The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team (12-5, 1-2 BIG EAST), fresh off a 83-60 victory at Pittsburgh on Saturday, returns home to host RV St. John’s (10-6, 2-1) at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
After Syracuse defeated Marquette on Saturday, coach Jim Boeheim was asked if he had a go to guy. He said he’d rather have multiple reliable options at the end of games, but the question was hinting at Kris Joseph carrying the team in big moments. Boeheim realized it, and replied: “We don’t have Carmelo Anthony.”