Former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon signs with Priority Sports Agency

Former Syracuse Orange forward Tyler Lydon has officially signed with Priority Sports Agency out of Chicago, the organization confirmed to TNIAAM on Friday. Lydon will be represented by Andy Shiffman, per a spokesman for the agency. The 6-foot-10 forward officially declared for the 2017 NBA Draft back on March 22. NunesMagician.com: Read More more

Bourama Sidibe could make big impact for Syracuse basketball next season

Bourama Sidibe, a Class of 2017 signee with the Syracuse Orange, could be an impact player that is going completely under the radar heading into next season. Sidibe, who stands at 6-foot-11, had an impressive showing at the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game last week, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against some of the nation’s best players. NunesMagician.com:... more

Howard Washington adds depth to Syracuse’s backcourt

It’s unclear where exactly Washington will fit into Syracuse’s backcourt rotation. Tyus Battle returns as the starting shooting guard. Frank Howard started 14 games at the point last season before giving way to John Gillon. With Gillon gone, Howard could take back the starting job. Syracuse also continues to pursue Eric Ayala, a 6-4 guard at Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy.... more

Former Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony will be playing elsewhere soon

“Carmelo Anthony can’t win” is a tired and false narrative in the NBA. Not only does it ignore Melo’s 2003 national title with the Syracuse Orange(men), but it forgets that he also has three Olympic gold medals, and made the playoffs in each of his first 10 NBA seasons. Melo was the star of a New York Knicks team that... more

How Syracuse basketball’s recruits fit in with the returning players

The start of the NCAA men’s basketball signing season began on Wednesday. The Orange currently has five returning scholarship players and three commits. SU is also known to be linked to two highly-rated recruits. Forward Jordan Tucker visited this past weekend and guard Tremont Waters is considering SU. Syracuse will be allowed to roster up to 11 scholarship players on... more

Former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche signs with Israeli team

Brandon Triche finished his D-League season with the Salt Lake Stars. He arrived home in Syracuse last Tuesday, his dad, Melvin said. On Friday, as he traveled to New York to spend the weekend, Triche fielded a phone call. Would he be interested in finishing the season for Bnei Herzeliyya, a team in the Israeli pro league that also plays... more

Tyler Lydon still considered a 1st-round pick in most NBA mock drafts

Former Syracuse University basketball player Tyler Lydon is no longer considered a first-round pick in ESPN NBA Draft expert Chad Ford’s latest mock draft. Chad Ford’s opinion carries weight, but he doesn’t have the only mock draft game on the internet. Now that the NBA’s 2017 early-entry draft list is pretty much set and the college basketball season is over,... more

Syracuse basketball hires Allen Griffin as assistant coach

After rumors swirled earlier this week about a new coaching hire, Syracuse officially announced Allen Griffin will join head coach Jim Boeheim’s staff as an assistant coach. Griffin filled the vacancy left open by former head-coach designate Mike Hopkins, who left to become Washington’s head coach. Like Hopkins, Griffin will coach the centers. He spent the last six seasons as... more

Syracuse-Kansas to meet in 2017 Hoophall Miami Invitational

Perennial men’s basketball powers Syracuse and Kansas will meet in the third annual Hoophall Miami Invitational on December 2, 2017, according to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The matchup is part of a doubleheader which also includes Miami vs. Princeton at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Cuse.com: Read More MORE ORANGE HOOPS COVERAGE ONLINE: – Syracuse to face Kansas in... more

Syracuse basketball may need to take one step backward to take two steps forward

This may not be what Syracuse Orange basketball fans want to hear, but it could very well be the truth for the future of the program. Syracuse is coming off of a 19-15 season, but more importantly lost its top recruiter and coach-in-waiting, Mike Hopkins, and one of its best players in Tyler Lydon. Things aren’t exactly ideal right now... more

Looking back at the Carrier Dome’s creation, nearly 40 years later

Whenever they could, Syracuse football coaches avoided showing recruits SU’s outdated home field. Built in 1907, Archbold Stadium constantly needed repairs before home games. For years, it crumbled. One day in the mid-1970s, Ronald Cavanagh walked a Syracuse football recruit into the Archbold Stadium locker room anyway. When a rat darted across a pipe, the recruit’s mother gasped. The athlete... more

A wild 9 days for Syracuse basketball: Mike Hopkins, Tyler Lydon leave; Boeheim stays

It started with a huge snowstorm in Syracuse, and ended with Mike Hopkins in Seattle. It took nine days for the course of Orange basketball to change drastically. The tumultuous time included Hopkins leaving, Jim Boeheim staying and Tyler Lydon heading to the NBA. Here’s a look back at the events between Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 22. Syracuse.com:... more

POWER MOVE: Inside Mike Hopkins’ departure from the only school he ever knew

Mike Hopkins’ first official day at his new workplace began shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. He strode through a barren Alaska Airlines Arena, sporting a black suit, white button-down shirt and foreign purple tie. Outside, the gray skies produced an intermittent drizzle. Scared wasn’t the word. But Hopkins is unfamiliar with change. He gazed at the empty bleachers surrounding... more

Tyler Lydon to enter NBA Draft

Syracuse sophomore Tyler Lydon has decided to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. Lydon announced the decision via social media. The 6-9 forward started all 34 games for the Orange this season and ranked second in scoring average (13.2) and first in rebound average (8.6). He also led Syracuse in blocked shots (49) and finished second in minutes-played... more

Paschal Chukwu expected to apply for medical redshirt

Syracuse Orange 7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu is expected to apply for a medical redshirt after tearing his retina in his right eye this past season, according to team spokesman Pete Moore. Chukwu played less than 30 percent of SU’s games in 2016-17 and his injury was season-ending, which qualifies him for a medical redshirt. None of those games can come... more

Syracuse offers scholarship to UPrep’s Jeenathan Williams

Jeenathan Williams already had scholarship offers to play major-college basketball with Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Temple. But the offer he received Tuesday topped them all. This one came from Syracuse University. When Orange assistant coach and former star guard Gerry McNamara told Williams over the phone that SU wanted the junior from UPrep, well, it was a dream come true.... more
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