It had not happened in nearly 60 years when Colgate beat Syracuse last season and now it has happened two years in a row. The Raiders came into the Dome and
Thanks Pearl , your the man.For those like me who wondered why Justin and Maliq didn't play more--JB said on his show last night that Taylor's been sick for a few days and Maliq had a minor hip problem.
JB also said Quadir practices as hard as any player we've had recently. To me, as much as the staff likes him, we just can't have him at the three. That's a shooter's position. Colgate won't be the last team to pack the paint against us if we don't have another shooter out there. Symir, Benny and Quadir can take threes and make some, but teams will gladly play off them and watch them shoot from there.
According to a pre-season interview with The Almanac, the plan was always to have Bell and Taylor split the minutes at the three. Whether they're ready or not and whether they're hitting shots or not, they need to be out there until they're comfortable and not being so tight when they shoot. I've always preferred Justin as the starter, I hope we give him more minutes soon.
Can't argue with any of that. Our brand is stale. I don't think it was fully appreciated how big a hit our basketball brand would take when we moved to the ACC. We had firmly established an identity in the rugged Big East as an exciting team of guys who weren't as muscular as some teams but were more athletic. Our only identity now is as a bubble team whose zone can sometimes cause trouble in the tourney. I have no idea who the right coaching hire would be to bring back that brand. All things being equal, I would prefer a Syracuse guy than a complete outsider, but all things aren't equal.I chatted with a kid i work with (recent grad) who played Ivy League ball and then grad transferred to the A10 for his last year of eligibility, just wanted to get an outsiders perspective on the program especially one who was a recent player. See notes below, just thought it was interesting feedback to share nothing more than that.
-All the older coaches retired even Wright at Nova, why is Boeheim still going especially since he already won a championship.
-Everyone knows Cuse but brand is stale, he couldn’t think of a recent nba star from Cuse.
-Kids want to play for a coach they are excited about, he isn’t aware of any recruits Cuse is involved for this cycle, but he only knows the top recruits. He did know and say Judah Mintz is the real deal, said that was a good pick up for us.
-The good thing he ended with was it only takes 1-2 players to completely turn a roster around so if we can get two impact starters in the portal the whole game changes.
Again, take it with a grain of salt, I was just interested in a non-Cuse fan opinion, especially one who was a D1 player.
I think Hart is a person you’d have to look at. I’m not sure he’s the exact answer, but definitely would be worth a look.Can't argue with any of that. Our brand is stale. I don't think it was fully appreciated how big a hit our basketball brand would take when we moved to the ACC. We had firmly established an identity in the rugged Big East as an exciting team of guys who weren't as muscular as some teams but were more athletic. Our only identity now is as a bubble team whose zone can sometimes cause trouble in the tourney. I have no idea who the right coaching hire would be to bring back that brand. All things being equal, I would prefer a Syracuse guy than a complete outsider, but all things aren't equal.
One person I am very curious about is former SU guard Jason Hart. I very much like the idea of someone with NBA ties. Jason played in the league almost a decade. Now he coaches Scoot Henderson, expected to be the #2 pick in the next draft. I think Jason put three G League Ignite guys in the first round of the last draft. When I was watching the Wembanyama vs Scoot game, an announcer said he saw Jason in AAU gyms all summer. He got Buzelis out of Brewster, who I thought was expected to go to Carolina. He should be able to recruit in the northeast. None of our current staff or Hopkins have played or coached in the NBA, and we have a shockingly few number of current players there. It's tough to sell Syracuse as the place for top talent to go to develop as NBA players. But Jason is paid specifically to develop NBA players. He first coached in high school in LA and won coach of the year. He ended up at USC and his time there coincided with the rise of USC into a better program than ours right now. Like Autry, he eventually became Associate Head Coach. He's an impressive speaker who very much wants to be a college head coach. I hope he's getting looked at.