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Boeheim Has Talked To Thibodeau About Carmelo, Believes In Their Potential Partnership

Jim Boeheim has talked to Tom Thibodeau about Carmelo Anthony and believes in their ability to create a successful partnership with the Chicago Bulls.

“I’ve talked to Tom about Melo, his name has come up,’’ Boeheim said on Tuesday. “I think Tom is very excited about the possibility of getting Carmelo. He likes him. He likes how he plays. He feels he’s coachable. I think Tom Thibodeau is one of the better coaches in the NBA. Carmelo would be happy playing for him. It would be a good fit – the coach-player relationship.’’

Boeheim made it clear that he hopes Anthony decides to play where he can win.

“I’d like to see him be where he can win, honestly,’’ Boeheim said. “He’s not going to get his due and credit the way the game is set up. You’re viewed almost as a failure if you don’t win championships. So I’d like to see him get where he can win. I’d like for it to be in New York but I’d like to see where he can win. I believe he wants to be where he can win.

“I think Melo loves New York. He has had a good run there but he played – I watched 60 games – I thought he played great last year. But the bottom line when they lose, he’s going to get blamed.’’

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Moustapha Diagne Commits To Syracuse

Moustapha Diagne has committed to Syracuse as a member of the 2015 class.

The 6-foot-9, 245 pound power forward chose the Orange over schools including Cincinnati, Connecticut, Kansas, and Memphis among others. He joins Franklin Howard, Tyler Lydon, and Malachi Richardson as 2015 Syracuse commits.

Every major recruiting website gives Diagne a four-star rating. He is ranked 24th in the nation by Scout.com, 28th by Rivals.com, and 29th by ESPN.com.

Via Alex Kline/TheRecruitScoop

Tyler Ennis Declares For NBA Draft

Tyler Ennis will leave Syracuse to declare for the NBA draft.

"I'd like to thank Coach [Jim] Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," Ennis said in a statement. "I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA."

Ennis averaged 12.9 points and 5.4 assists in his lone season at Syracuse.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Warren, Parker Headline ACC Awards

T.J. Warren has been named ACC Player of the Year by both the coaches and media.

Joining Warren on the All-ACC First Team (media) are Jabari Parker, C.J. Fair, K.J. McDaniels and Marcus Paige. 

On the All-ACC Second Team (media) are Malcolm Brogdon, Tyler Ennis, Rodney Hood, James McAdoo and Lamar Patterson.

Parker also was named ACC Freshman/Rookie of the Year by the media and coaches, while McDaniels received Defensive Player of the Year honors from both voting contingents.

Ennis, Kennedy Meeks, London Perrantes, Devin Wilson joined Parker on both All-Freshman Teams.

Via RealGM Staff Report

GM: I'd Take Tyler Ennis Over Kyrie Irving Right Now

Tyler Ennis has had an excellent freshman season for undefeated Syracuse, showing great instincts as a scorer and point guard.

"If you were to ask me right now whether I'd take Ennis over Kyrie Irving, I think it's Ennis," one GM said. "He does all the things that help a basketball team win basketball games. You can pick him apart on individual flaws, but I would take this kid right now and trust him to run my team. I think there's very few freshmen you could ever say that about."

Ennis is averaging 12.1 points, 5.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

DaJuan Coleman Done For Season With Knee Surgery

DaJuan Coleman will miss the rest of the season due to a left leg injury that will require surgery.

"This is a tremendous disappointment, especially considering the amount of hard work DaJuan has been putting in with our basketball team," Boeheim said in a release issued by the school. "We will certainly miss his contributions."

Coleman started the first 12 games of the season, but has played just nine minutes since Dec. 20 due to nagging knee problems.

Boeheim could elect to give increased minutes to defensive-minded big men Rakeem Christmas and Baye-Moussa Keita

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Arizona, Syracuse Remain At No. 1, No. 2 In Latest AP Top-25

Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in the latest AP Top-25 poll after beating Arizona State 91-68 last week.

Syracuse remains undefeated and at No. 2 following wins against Boston College and Pitt.

Michigan State and Villanova each moved up to No. 3 and No. 4 respectively, while Wisconsin dropped to No. 9 after losing at Indiana and at home against Michigan.

Michigan, Kansas State and Oklahoma entered the top-25, replacing Creighton, Colorado and UCLA.

The Big 12 has six top-25 teams, followed by five for the Big Ten.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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