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Going with your guys

Posted by Tim on May 22, 2007

Following up on The Syracusan’s post, I decided to take a crack at OrangeRay’s Top 10 Orangemen poll. On the whole I agree with the results, but I’m having trouble seeing why Hakim Warrick at #10 is crushing the rest of the field. Not that any of the other guys should necessarily be ahead of him, but it seems pretty weird to me that Warrick makes the cut and Danny Schayes doesn’t appear in the top 25. After all, the dude is the son of a Syracuse hoops legend, was an All-American and the leading scorer on an SU team that won the Big East Tournament as a senior. Not to mention he played in the NBA for close to 20 years. (You can read all about it here and here.) Granted, he was more of a glue guy (see the first few sentences of this Seth Davis article if you’re unfamiliar with the term) his first three years. But he deserves more love than he’s getting here.

Anyway, it’ll be very interesting to see how the voting turns out. Thanks to Ray for putting it together.

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3 Responses to “Going with your guys”

  1. Josh said

    my guess is, it has a lot to do with the age of the respondents…we know that web users in general are on the younger side, and if you look at the poll results, only one player in the top 10 hasn’t played in the past 20 years.

    heck, i’ve been in town less than five years, and i’ve seen three of the top 12 (melo, g-mac and hak) play here, another two (bouie and seikaly) honored, and recent newspaper stories on two more (moten and coleman).

    head down the list five more places and you have a current player, current head coach, current assistant coach, another ex-player who’s appeared in the paper recently and the oft-mentioned father of a current player.

    that’s just a long-winded way to say the poll seems to reflect answers from a lot of people who may have recently started following SU, or who are of a generation that’s grown up hearing some of the names over and over. there doesn’t appear to be a lot of collective historic memory in the respondents.

  2. Josh said

    Don’t blame me, I voted for Jon Cincebox!

    Note: that comment above is from a different Josh. (I have the Otto picture by my comments.) Glad to have you around, namesake! Hope you keep reading.

  3. Tim said

    To the first Josh, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to learn that Melo appears on a lot more ballots than Dave Bing.

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