The basic premise of this article is that Cooney would become a more consistent and reliable shooter in his next two seasons based on the past track records of Demetris Nichols, Andy Rautins and James Southerland.
Just a few days removed from an emotionally draining win over Duke, Cooney drained nine 3-pointers, including nine-straight Orange points to push the lead to 54-44 lead with 4:19 left after the Irish had pulled to within three points.
There’s no question that Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney had an up-and-down sophomore season. The shooting guard started the season well, hitting 43 of 86 shots from beyond the arc in non-conference play.
Players were selected for the Jordan Brand Classic set for April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday. From the New York/New Jersey area, Syracuse commit Chris McCullough of IMG Academy was selected.
For Syracuse to rediscover its winning ways might just hinge on the most discussed back in the 315 area code. After struggling through the loss to Duke with back pain, Jerami Grant’s play has been limited.