Category Archives: Dion Waiters

The wandering Canadian (Pro Update January 2013)

As I sat around last night watching Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks go up against the Kris Joseph-free Celtics, I realized it’s time for another Pro Update. Here’s what’s been going on:
NBA
As mentioned above, Kris Joseph was cut by the Celtics earlier this month. In fact, he was cut just a few hours before his [...]

All your development are belong to SU (Pro Update Dec 2012)

It’s back! Your one-stop to learn all there is to know about former SU basketball players who are currently playing professionally somewhere or other. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the flexibility to put one of these together, so it’s a bit longer than usual. Plenty of content to peruse while you wait [...]

It’s getting drafty in here

And here is our less-than-24-hours-old-but-still-late-to-the-game NBA draft analysis.
Dion Waiters: What more can you say. The #4 pick in the draft. Well done young man. I’ve never heard of someone shooting up the draft boards so dramatically. Remember, when he declared for the pros, a large contingent of Orange nation was calling it a mistake. There [...]

Rolling in the deep

In so many ways, the word of the night is “deep”.
1. Wisconsin’s shooters were amazing from deep.
I solemnly swear I will never make fun of Wisconsin’s deliberate offense again. Bo Ryan had them coached up. They had a well-designed plan of attack against the zone and it frequently resulted in wide-open threes. (Too frequently.) [...]

Thrive and advance

On Friday, describing (after the fact) the expectations I’d had for the UNC-Asheville game, I said this:
SU would probably have trouble early (like they usually do) and I’d be aggravated for no reason, until they turned on the gas at some point and pulled away to win by 15-20 points.
Turns out I was off by [...]

Natti D’oh!

Wow. That is not how I expected SU’s 2012 Big East Tournament run to end. It’s not that they lost to Cincinnati. The Bearcats are one of those teams that is very good when they are “on”, but you just never know if they are going to bring it on any given day. But I [...]

Oh come on. AGAIN??

This is getting ridiculous. Syracuse plays what seems like their 86th consecutive nailbiter and somehow they come out on top. Yet again. What else is new.
Remember about halfway through the season when we were all wondering how SU would respond in a close game, because they had been basically blowing everyone out of the [...]

Señor Leadership

With about 7 minutes left in the first half of last night’s game, SU led Providence by a slim 15-12 margin. PC had the ball after a turnover by Michael Carter-Williams. At this point, Jim Boeheim inserted Scoop Jardine back into the game. After PC hit a pair of free throws, Scoop assisted on SU’s [...]

No Va

If there was ever an offense that “doesn’t go” it’s that of the 2011-12 Villanova Wildcats. I even caught myself feeling bad for Jay Wright, maybe it was the third time that some Cat threw the ball wildly into the backcourt while under virtually no pressure. (However, I quickly quashed my nascent sympathy by summoning [...]

Oh, what fun it is to ride…

How much fun was THAT!!!

I’ll stop just short of saying that was a “statement game” for SU, since it was Seton Hall and not, say, Louisville. But damn, what a thorough whuppin’ that was. Any time you take a conference opponent behind the woodshed like that, you know things are going right for you. I [...]