Syracuse hits the road to start ACC play with a trip Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. The Hokies are one of four teams the Orange plays home-and-homes with in league play. The others being Boston College, Duke, and Pittsburgh.
The Big Strick Classic is once again set for Aug. 9 at the Gauchos Gym in New York City. Syracuse commit Moustapha Diagne and target Derrick Jones were among the first 10 invites, with the full roster to be released in late July.
Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle are seriously talking about packaging together in college beginning in 2016 with Kentucky, UConn, Michigan and now Florida the four schools in discussion at this point.
Jerami Grant was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention after averaging 12.1 points and a team-leading 6.8 rebounds per game. He was also named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 16.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 5 asts.
Next year’s Syracuse men’s basketball team has big shoes to fill. The departing quartet of CJ Fair, Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant and Baye Moussa Keita played 58 percent of the team’s minutes and scored 63 percent of its points last season.