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Chris McCullough Plans To Declare For NBA Draft

Apr 2, 2015 9:59 AM

Syracuse freshman forward Chris McCullough is planning to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, sources told RealGM.

McCullough, 6-foot-10, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in January. He had averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game prior to the injury.

McCullough deliberated on his decision late in the season to stay or leave Syracuse, but this week strongly formalized entering the draft, sources said.

Several NBA scouts viewed McCullough as a likely first-round choice before his torn ACL, but the 20-year-old still could land late in the first round or early in the second round.

McCullough, 20, grew up in New York and went to high school in Connecticut — heralded as a skilled pro prospect.

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Tags: Chris McCullough, Syracuse Orange, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Jim Boeheim To Retire In Three Seasons

Mar 18, 2015 11:59 AM

Jim Boeheim will retire as head coach of Syracuse in three years.

On March 6, the NCAA suspended Boeheim for nine ACC games, took away 12 scholarships, and ordered that 108 wins be vacated as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university's athletic programs. 

"Coach Boeheim has also told me that he intends to retire as Head Coach in three years," Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud said. "His goal in making this decision and announcement now is to bring certainty to the team and program in the coming years, and enable and plan for a successful, longer-term transition in coaching leadership. Coach Boeheim's commitment to ensuring that the men's basketball program remains strong even after his tenure is just one more example of his deep loyalty to our University."

Matt Fortuna/ESPN

Tags: Syracuse Orange, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Jahlil Okafor Headlines 2015 ACC Awards

Mar 9, 2015 8:39 PM

Jahlil Okafor has been named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year (Media, Coaches).

Joining Okafor on the All-ACC First Team are Malcolm Brogdon, Rakeem Christmas, Jerian Grant and Olivier Hanlan.

Brogdon and Christmas shared Defensive Player of the Year. Christmas was also named Most Improved Player.

BeeJay Anya won the Sixth Man of the Year award from the media, while Mike Tobey won it in the coaches vote.

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Jim Boeheim Suspended Nine Games As Part Of Syracuse Sanctions

Mar 6, 2015 12:09 PM

The NCAA has placed Syracuse on five years of probation, a reduction of three basketball scholarships over the next four years.

Jim Boeheim has also been suspended for nine games.

Syracuse will not receive an additional postseason ban beyond their self-imposed one this season.

Syracuse did not control and monitor its athletic programs, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

The self-reported violations, dating back to 2001, include academic misconduct, extra benefits, the failure to follow its drug testing policy and impermissible booster activity. The other violations found included impermissible academic assistance and services, the head basketball coach’s failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and monitor his staff, and the school’s lack of control over its athletics program.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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Syracuse Self-Imposes Postseason Ban

Feb 5, 2015 12:13 PM

Syracuse has self-imposed a postseason ban in response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into past infractions.

The school initiated the case, which includes academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007. School officials said Wednesday that none of the conduct occurred after 2012, and no current student-athlete is involved.

The ban includes the NCAA tournament, ACC tournament and NIT.

"I am very disappointed that our basketball team will miss the opportunity to play in the postseason this year," coach Jim Boeheim said in a news release. "However, I supported this decision and I believe the University is doing the right thing by acknowledging that past mistakes occurred."

Plagued by injuries, Syracuse has struggled to a 15-7 mark this season and was a long shot to make the NCAA tournament or NIT. 


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Chris McCullough Out For Syracuse's Season With Torn ACL

Jan 12, 2015 4:01 PM

Chris McCullough will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

McCollough, a freshman, injured his knee in a play midway through the first half in Sunday's Syracuse win over Florida State.

McCullough averaged 9.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists this season.

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

Jun 24, 2014 4:35 PM

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.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Syracuse Orange, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Moustapha Diagne Commits To Syracuse

May 31, 2014 8:23 PM

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, 28th by, and 29th by

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Tags: Syracuse Orange, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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