Marek Dolezaj commits to Syracuse, becomes 4th commit in Class of 2017

Class of 2017 forward Marek Dolezaj signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Syracuse Tuesday afternoon, SU head coach Jim Boeheim announced. The Slovakian star received interest from Vanderbilt, Florida and others, but only visited SU. Dolezaj is the Orange’s fourth commit in the 2017 class. He’s ranked with four stars by Scout.com and is not ranked on... more

Six years later, Syracuse’s Carrier Dome questions remain unanswered

As Syracuse approaches a sixth year of conversation about the future of the Carrier Dome, there have been few public decisions made about the buildings planned renovations or how it will be paid for. The project hasn’t been finalized. The pursuit of public funding appears in its early stages. A contractor linked to the renovation said this week that its... more

Class of 2017 wing Jordan Tucker picks Duke over Syracuse

Duke had quietly been in contact with Tucker for a while, and told him the only way he would get an offer was if Kevin Knox went elsewhere. Well, Knox committed to Kentucky last weekend and the Blue Devils extended a scholarship offer the next day. Syracuse had been after Tucker since his sophomore year at Archbishop Stepinac. The coaching... more

Former East Carolina guard Elijah Hughes to transfer to Syracuse

Former East Carolina guard Elijah Hughes will transfer to Syracuse and have three years of eligibility starting in the fall of 2018. Hughes, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound wing from Beacon, New York, was on a visit to SU on Wednesday. He played at South Kent (Connecticut) School with SU forward Matthew Moyer before playing one season at East Carolina. He averaged... more

Donte Greene joins Boeheim’s Army in The Basketball Tournament

When we last checked in on Boeheim’s Army, the gang of Syracuse Orange basketball alums had just announced their official entry into 2017’s The Basketball Tournament. Since then, the team’s racked up well over 1,000 fan votes and now sit among the top four in the Northeast region. That said, they’re still ineligible with just five players. They’ll need seven... more

Tyler Lydon said he didn’t see the point in ‘testing the waters’

Many people see plenty of benefits to the new NCAA eligibility rule that allows players who declare for the NBA Draft to return to school if they pull their name from the draft and don’t give up their amateur status and sign with an agent. Tyler Lydon, however, is not one of those people. NunesMagician.com: Read More more

Tyler Lydon moves up to 13th pick in latest CBS mock draft

Tyler Lydon is going to be a professional basketball player next year. He can’t return to the Syracuse Orange or any other program, so all that we know is that he’ll play somewhere. As is the grand tradition of “well we’ve got nothing else to do,” people are trying to predict where he’ll play his professional basketball. In Howard Mengal’s... more

Why Jordan Tucker’s decision is critical to Syracuse basketball

Last November, after a blowout win over South Carolina State, Jim Boeheim took to his post-game podium to address some critiques and concerns about recruiting. Quade Green, a highly-rated point guard out of Philadelphia, had picked Kentucky following an extended recruiting process during which he appeared to be headed to Syracuse several times over the preceding months. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Why is Syracuse basketball interested in East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes?

By the numbers, Elijah Hughes wouldn’t appear to be a player of much interest to Syracuse basketball fans. As a freshman last year at East Carolina, Hughes averaged a modest 7.8 points per game. The 6-foot-6 guard managed to make just 27 percent of his 3-point attempts. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Syracuse basketball records perfect multi-year APR score in 2015-16

The Syracuse athletic department announced on Wednesday that the school’s men’s basketball program and women’s soccer programs both had perfect four-year APR scores of 1,000 during the 2015-16 academic year. For fans this is mostly important because teams must maintain a four-year average above 930 in order to be eligible for the postseason. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Is Syracuse basketball at a crossroads?

On Friday, ESPN’s John Gasaway remarked that the Syracuse Orange basketball program was at a crossroads. A lot of that centered on the upheaval of the last few seasons, the change to the ACC and most recently, Mike Hopkins’s departure to Washington. It also talked about SU’s current recruiting questions — ones we’ve also talked about here extensively. The Orange... more

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
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