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Darius Bazley to Syracuse fanbase: ‘I just hope they respect that and cheer me on’

As the immediate hubbub surrounding Darius Bazley’s decision to decommit from Syracuse and turn pro has faded, the former Orange-bound five-star forward responded to nine days of emotional responses from the SU fanbase — many of them involving disbelief and shock — into a singular message.

“I know the fans are great, despite the comments and stuff I’ve been getting from them,” Bazley told The Daily Orange on Saturday afternoon at the Jordan Brand Classic. “I’m still going to root them on. I had to do what’s best for me, and I just hope that they will respect that and cheer me on.”

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