Wandering the sidelines before the game was four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 3 defensive tackle in the country, Holley flew to Columbus for his official visit alongside Ohio State commitment Cutis Samuel, also a native of Brooklyn.
Syracuse fans got their first taste of the 2013-2014 squad last week during the team’s exhibition tour in Canada. While the overtime victory over Canadian powerhouse Carleton proved Tyler Ennis can expect to play a lot of minutes this season, questions remain about what roles the other freshmen will have.
Goodluck Okonoboh resisted a chance to experience the VIP treatment most basketball players will never experience. He was invited, by his good friend and former teammate Nerlens Noel, to sit in the NBA draft green room last month when Noel was the sixth overall pick. Okonoboh’s reason for not participating was as much a gamble as it was motivation.