Category Archives: Former Orangemen

Reese’s Gold (Pro Update January 2014)

Happy new year to all you out there in Orangeland. The fruits of the Syracuse basketball program are spread far and wide across the globe, and from time to time we extend our cybertendrils and draw them in from the far corners all to one place. In other words: the whole world is Cuse Country.

Boeheim [...]

Bring it on

OK so I never got to write about the Temple game. I was home for the holidays and what with all the eating, family time, and eating I just never got around to it. What is there to say? They played like poop and lost. Hopefully they don’t play like poop again this year, but [...]

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 [...]

Pro Update - Kiwi Edition (Feb 2012)

Josh Pace is back in the land of sheep and hobbits!
Pace has signed on with the Manawatu Jets for the 2012 New Zealand basketball season. After leading the Hawkes Bay Hawks (seriously) to a runner-up finish in last season’s championship, Josh will join former Duke center Nick Horvath on the Jets this year. They brought [...]

Pro Update December 2011

With the NBA season about to (finally) tip off, it’s time to revive our long-running-but-recently-deficient series of posts covering the professional basketball lives of former Orangemen. You probaby have heard the recent news about Andy Rautins being cut by the Mavs or Paul Harris wrecking the D-League on the stellar TNIAAM, but here we are [...]

A disturbing trend

In Syracuse’s six NCAA appearances since winning the title in 2003, only once have they been beaten by a higher-seeded team. The other five times, they have been legitimately upset:
2004: #5 SU loses to #8 Alabama
2005: #4 SU loses to #13 Vermont
2006: #5 SU loses to #12 Texas A&M
(2007 & 2008: NIT)
2009: #3 SU loses [...]

Who on this Syracuse team would you want on your side in a knife fight?

When it comes to Syracuse basketball, I’m typically a creature of brazen overconfidence. Every preseason I get that “this could be the year” feeling that only blossoms as we mow through mid-major opponents and preseason tournaments in November and December. Then, over the course of every season, they provide the full dramatic range of hope, [...]

Whither Matt Gorman?? (Pro Update 1-7-11)

Sad but true. Matt “Matty-boy” Gorman is no longer playing professional basketball, at least not at the moment. He was not re-signed by the Sheffield Sharks for 2010-11, and there is no record of him playing for, or even signing with, another team. Yet.
But, who from Syracuse is still playing pro hoops, whether in this [...]

They are merely Fair Waiters, not great ones

Six games in and the puns have been laid on thick already when it comes to C J Fair. The ridiculous dunk last night led to a bunch of “Man, that was just unFair” and other obvious blobs of text. I thought to myself “I’m still waiting for the Waiters puns to start flying.” (For [...]

The Johnsoning Begins (and other bits of Orange)

We are less than a month away from Syracuse basketball’s first exhibition game, and the energy in these parts is, if not palpable, then at least noticeable as a sort of background hum. Kutztown will face Orange wrath soon enough. But there are some other things that you need to know. We’ll run them down [...]