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Jim Boeheim sat down with ESPN’s Andy Katz late last week to discuss a broad variety of topics. Among the things discussed was the key to Syracuse’s upcoming basketball season. Boeheim answered with Rakeem Christmas. The head coach said:
“I think he’s getting better all the time. Obviously, we have...
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The Syracuse Orange are now 25-0 after its most recent thrilling win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, though Syracuse has had its share of speed bumps along the way, especially at the center position.
To start the year, Syracuse had three centers on its roster: Baye Moussa Keita, Rakeem Christmas...
Rakeem Christmas had a key steal to set up C.J. Fair's winning layup with 6.7 seconds left, helping No. 1 Syracuse edge North Carolina State 56-55 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten.
Christmas had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as Syracuse earned its 10th single-digit win despite shooting 35.2 percent. Jerami Grant had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Fair scored 11...
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February 15, 2014
In front of a large crowd in the Carrier Dome, with just 15-seconds remaining and being down by a point, it almost seemed as though Duke would pull off the victory after Duke’s Rodney Hoods’ dunk attempt. But, alas, the Orange were saved thanks to forward Rakeem Christmas’ game-changing block……..or was it foul?
Officials ruled the play a clean block, which led to Duke...
Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas tweeted out a Vine of himself dancing to the “Stanky Leg” after getting an Apple TV for reaching the Final Four.
This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life.
someone’s happy he got an Apple TV from the final fourvine.co/v/bxL6KD5abbA
— Rakeem Christmas(@R_Xmas25) May 1, 2013
Somehow Bleacher Report managed to report this story before I could, and he’s in my own fraternity (I wouldn’t have been as upset if it was Deadspin). Rakeem Christmas, better known as “Rock” among his brothers, is indeed the tallest and coolest person in our fraternity AEPi (I can already hear Comstock making jokes about our “coolness” and lack of height).
Every year, March Madness turns even the most passive college basketball follower into a die-hard – for three weeks, at least. NCAA Tournament pools are often won by casual fans who pick teams based on mascots, colors, and other ridiculous non-basketball logic. But late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has even a more bizarre reason to root for a team this March.
Fallon will be...
As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring. Our first nominee for the 2012/13 edition is Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas:[youtube]vao-S3csG5w[/youtube]
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...
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BC reader Jason, at LSU-Shreveport, checked in last night. “Saw this during a timeout of the Cincinnati upset over Syracuse… And he is #25.” You see what happens during March Madness? People start watching college basketball. Rakeem Christmas has only started ALL but one game this season for the ‘Cuse. Sidenote: he was born December 1, 1991. In NFL news this morning, the...