RICK JACKSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

CBB: Melo's Block Party Leads Syracuse Past Seton Hall

After losing Rick Jackson to graduation, many thought Syracuse would struggle to replace his 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. While the Orange have missed Jackson on the boards, sophomore Fab Melo has been a more imposing presence than his predecessor on the defensive end. After blocking a Syracuse record 10 shots in a 75-49 victory over Seton Hall where the Pirates managed...
Via Race Review Online
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Four noteworthy performances from Tuesday’s exhibition games

1. SYRACUSE'S YOUNG CENTERS SHOW PROMISE What happened: With the departure of Rick Jackson leaving Syracuse without a proven low-post defender or rebounder, the Orange desperately need either sophomore Fab Melo or freshman Baye Moussa Keita to fill that role. It's far too early to say whether either are capable of rising to the challenge, but their performance Tuesday night...
Via The Dagger
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

2011-2012 Starting in a Lofty Position

Syracuse is starting the 2011-2012 season ranked #5.  The Orange have a reputation of often underachievingwhen highly rated, and overachieving when lowly ranked or unranked.   However, starting the year at #5 is a rarityfor the Orange, something accomplished only three times before.  There are some strong similarities betweenthose three seasons, as we will see.In the fall of...
Via Orange Hoops
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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