Saturday, October 20, 2007

Send it in, Arinze!

The backboard shattered.

Cuse basketball is officially back, with a bang. In the middle of last night's "Midnight" Madness scrimmage/dunk contest, our boy AO brought down the basket in Manley. After an entry pass from Harris, Onuaku took it hard to the hoop, and brought the glass down on him.

A night that featured messages from legends (Leo, 'Melo, and Wallace), the presence of legends (Pearl) and recruits that could become legends (Kris Joseph, Assane Sene), the backboard shattering dunk took the cake.

Apparently Harris can still jump, as he cleared two of the teams managers on route to winning the dunk contest.

To the recruits...
Joseph I already did a piece about, and he only seems to be getting better. 6'7", long wingspan, perfect Boeheim swingman.

Sene is a seven footer out of South Kent (CT), who we're actively recruiting. He has some serious potential and could be a force in the middle if he chooses the Cuse. Having him attend the festivities, and seeing the absurdity that is SU Fandom, the support by the former players and being able to talk to Joseph, who has already committed, was a great move by JB.

All in all this seems to be a hell of a way to kick off the new year. It could be like Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez hitting the cover off the baseball in "The Sandlot," an omen of good things to come.

And the video:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Mookie?

It's official folks, were only 1 year away from another Mookie around the hill. Mr. Watkins has left us, and Mr. Jones is on his way. Donnie doesn't go into too much detail in the linked post, but Mookie will be a solid asset to this team.

From Peekskill, NY, the 6'6"(6'7"?) averaged 22.6ppg, 11 boards and 6 blocks his junior season. He'll be a solid swingman, that should be able to both help scoring and at the bottom of the zone. Lets keep the recruits coming.

Also this probably means that James Southerland will reclassify for the '09 class, as was previously anticipated, freeing his scholly up.

As always, JB and his sidekick Hoppy come through...