Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters discusses the end of the Syracuse and college basketball season with host Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to chat about the effect COVID-19 has had on sports.
Here are the highlights from the show:
Wesley Cheng: Syracuse is waiting on a decision from Elijah Hughes who is coming off a First Team All ACC Year. Do you see him returning to Syracuse for his fourth year of eligibility, or is the coaching staff already looking to fill that need on the roster?
Mike Waters: They’re looking to fill that need on the roster. He’s going to explore his options and put his name in. The hard part for Elijah, and any other player contemplating the NBA Draft, is that there probably isn’t going to be an NBA combine. Will he even be able to work out for teams individually? Can you travel anywhere? Are they going to push the draft back a long way? Because of the uncertainty and circumstances around the coronavirus and its impact everywhere, there might be a slight chance that Elijah returns. In returning, everything stays the same and everything’s a given. But he’s not coming back because he wants to increase his draft stock. What more can he do than he did this past season? He had a phenomenal year. But maybe uncertainty leads Elijah to play it same and stay here. But I fully expect him to go in and stay in the draft.
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1. Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in
2. Cancellation of ACC Tournament
3. Three guards transferring
4. Grad transfers
5. Elijah Hughes staying or going?
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. COVID-19’s impact on sports
8. Carrier Dome renovations
9. Closing thoughts and wrap up