Carlson: Syracuse basketball ‘will be better’ in 2018-19

Marek Dolezaj shoots in the first half of Syracuse's game against Clemson. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.’s Chris Carlson calls in to chat about Darius Bazley’s decision to go to the G League and his thoughts on Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett potentially leaving on The Juice on the Cuse Podcast hosted by Brad Bierman also calls in to discuss SU lacrosse’s recent surge.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Syracuse is still adding three players to the team next year: Jalen Carey. Boeheim’s son and Elijah Hughes. Do you see next year’s team having a better win/loss record in the regular season?

Chris Carlson: I think so. I think Marek Dolezaj is going to be really good next year because you kind of saw him getting there at the end of this year. You’re going to have a healthy Bourama Sidibe in the middle. At the beginning of the year, he looked like the better center, granted, against lower level competition. You’re going to see those guys improve. Elijah Hughes has gotten rave reviews from players in practices. […] There’s a little more depth and I think the team will be better this year than it was this year.


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1.’s Chris Carlson calls in
2. Has Darius Bazley started a movement?
3. Are Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett leaving?
4. Thoughts on next year’s team?
5. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
6. Syracuse lacrosse atop ACC standings
7. A look ahead to the rest of the season
8. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]