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We’re moving to CuseCountry.com

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2007

DC is Cuse Country

This is a photo of a sign blog contributor Josh made before a game against Georgetown in Washington. It became something of a running joke in our crew: Wherever we were, that was Cuse Country. When it came time to name this little project of ours, it seemed a natural fit. Holy crap, the Internet is Cuse Country!

Now, the time has come to move to nicer real estate. And with football season looming like an orange cloud of noxious gas, we’re moving to a new address that doesn’t have “hoops” in the URL.

So come visit us at CuseCountry.com. Same great stuff, new great home.

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A ghost from the (recent) past

Posted by Tom on June 24, 2007

Recently, work obligations brought me to the annual gala fundraising dinner for Rising Stars, a basketball-based youth program in New York. I came into the event excited to chew the fat with featured speaker Jason McElwain, the autistic high school team manager who became the feel-good story of 2006 when he got into a game and started draining sick threes every time down the court. The highlight still gives me chills even after seeing it at least ten times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcF7DsaGTg8

I remembered hearing in the blitz of media coverage that surrounded this that Jason (a Rochester native) was a big Syracuse fan, and that he went by J-Mac in honor of his hero Gerry McNamara. In talking to him, he turned out to be a pretty quiet kid who felt strongly about two things: that Syracuse totally got screwed by the selection committee this year, and that the new practice facility that Carmelo donated 3 million for would be completely awesome.

In any case, our chit chat was interrupted by a vaguely familiar-looking older gentleman who approached us with inexplicable glee. “I hear what you’re talking about!” and then to Jason, “do you want to tell him, or should I? Go on, you tell him!”

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jim Boeheim, Losses, NCAA Tournament | 1 Comment »

Win Or Go Home (Pro Update 4-24)

Posted by Josh on April 24, 2007

The NBA Playoffs have begun, extending the seasons of two former Orangemen. The other two get an extra 6 weeks of vacation. There are still several guys active overseas too.

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Damone Brown, Elvir Ovcina, Etan Thomas, Former Orangemen, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Josh Pace, NBA, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert | 1 Comment »

Crunch Time (Pro Update 4-18)

Posted by Josh on April 18, 2007

I wish I could dunk!No, this is not a post about Syracuse’s minor league hockey team. It’s going down to the wire in the NBA for Jason Hart and the Clippers. Last night they toppled the Suns who admittedly did not have much to play for, but still played their usual starting lineup and player rotation. Hart had 16 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds, with only one turnover. He also made two game-clinching free throws with under 8 seconds remaining to put LA up by four. But LA still trails Golden State by one game going into tonight’s final game of the season. This is because GS has won their last three games, while LA has only gone 2-1. The loss was a bad one, Monday vs. the bottom-dwelling Sacramento Hart-Benchers, a game in which Jason had 6 points and 6 assists. Last Saturday they beat Portland, with Hart tallying 4 points, 5 rebs, and 5 dimes. The tough luck for LA was that last night while they beat the Suns’ regulars, the Warriors trounced the Mavericks in a game where Dallas did not play Nowitzki, Stackhouse, or Howard, and Jason Terry played only 17 minutes. Dallas has already clinched everything so you can’t blame them for resting their guys, but it does dent LA’s hopes. The Clippers can still get in, but they have to win tonight vs. the Hornets (no sure thing) and hope Golden State falls to the Trailblazers.

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Playoff Push (Pro Update 4-12)

Posted by Josh on April 12, 2007

With the NBA regular season just about done, several Orangemen are doing their best to get their teams securely into the playoffs.

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Damone Brown, Elvir Ovcina, Etan Thomas, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Josh Pace, Mookie Watkins, NBA, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert | 1 Comment »

Hello Goodbye (Pro Update 4-4)

Posted by Josh on April 4, 2007

It’s been over two weeks since my last update. Between NIT mania, my birthday, the SOB Awards and my trip to NYC last weekend, I haven’t had a solid block of time to put together an update with all the information that you, our loyal readers, so desperately crave. But now I do! We’ll start with the newest addition to our updates:

Jeremy McNeil is back in the D-League!

Correction: McNeil was back in the D-League. He signed with the Fort Worth Flyers back on March 6. I didn’t discover this information until March 25 — and he was promptly released on March 29. You can see both transactions in the list here (scroll down and look for “Player Movement” which lists the transactions not involving NBA teams). He didn’t do much: his best game was 5 points and 4 rebounds during a blowout loss on March 21. Here are his complete stats for the nine games he was in. At least this was a better stint than his week with Long Beach in March ’06. (Spooky: last year he was cut on March 30. Beware the end of March, Jeremy!) I do not have any information to indicate that he has since signed with another team but will keep a close eye on it, now that I know he is still actively trying to play ball for a living.

So, on to the players who are still playing (and there is a lot to tell!):

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Damone Brown, Elvir Ovcina, Etan Thomas, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Josh Pace, Kueth Duany, Lazarus Sims, NBA, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert, Ryan Blackwell, syracuse | 4 Comments »

No Catchy Title This Time (Pro Update 3-19)

Posted by Josh on March 19, 2007

In the interest of preserving space on the CC front page, I’ve stuck the entire content of this update after the jump…

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Damone Brown, Elvir Ovcina, Etan Thomas, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Josh Pace, Kueth Duany, Lazarus Sims, NBA, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert, Ryan Blackwell | 3 Comments »

Meet the Jaguars

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2007

I was waiting for my flight at the airport in Syracuse when I got the word that SU had been snubbed by the selection committee. The NIT is in some ways like purgatory, a place you stop on the way up or down, but not somewhere you want to get stuck. And being passed over for the NCAA Tournament is kind of like death in that it represents the untimely and tragic end of a team’s season. So it’s not surprising that my first reaction was seeing the last six months passing before my eyes, replaying in my mind as the familiar faces of long-departed friends beckoned me toward the light. There’s Carmelo, reminding me not to snitch. And there’s Etan Thomas laying it all out in verse. And there’s DeShaun Williams dogging it in the 2002 NIT.

SU’s last trip to the college basketball world’s consolation prize began five years ago yesterday with a solid 10-point win over St. Bonaventure and ended two weeks later with a defeat at the hands of South Carolina. (Check out Orangehoops.org — no relation — for more on the 2002 season.) Here are the salient points: A lanky sharp-shooting senior forward led SU’s offensive attack, a raw but promising freshman elevated his game, and an infuriating guard with attitude problems played some seriously sloppy ball.

Wait, what year is it again? Hopefully Demetris Nichols and Paul Harris can follow in Preston Shumpert and Hakim Warrick’s footsteps. And hopefully Eric Devendorf can avoid becoming the next DeShaun Williams. With a little luck, we’re avoid the third-place game this time around.

But enough about the past. We have a game tonight! Read more about South Alabama below the fold:

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Posted in Demetris Nichols, DeShaun Williams, Eric Devendorf, Hakim Warrick, NIT, Paul Harris, Preston Shumpert, South Alabama | Leave a Comment »

Kiwi Power (Pro Update 3-10)

Posted by Josh on March 10, 2007

Wanted to get this slipped in before the Madness takes hold.

The New Zealand basketball season started Friday, and it didn’t take long for Josh Pace to make his presence known. Pace led his team to victory with 25 points and 5 assists. (box score) Then again, considering he was on the all-league first team last year, this shouldn’t be too surprising. You can look forward to more Pace-based domination in the months to come — the season runs into June.

NBA

Etan Thomas missed the last two Washington Wizards games, Tuesday and Wednesday. The official statement from the team says that he was excused to attend to “family matters”. However, reading between the lines in this report (specifically the quote from Coach Jordan about E needing a “clear head”), and having followed Etan’s frustrations since he came back from his injury, I have a sneaking (and totally unsubstantiated) suspicion that the “family matters” are just a case of Etan needing a mental break from the team. He is expected to be back for tonight’s game vs. the Knicks.

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Return to Glory (Pro Update 3-6)

Posted by Josh on March 6, 2007

As first reported here in a comment by Jer, Jason Hart was released by the Kings last week. Actually it looks like he bought out his own contract so that he would be free to sign with the LA Clippers (which he did). The Clips needed a point guard after Shaun Livingston’s horrific knee injury a week ago, along with nagging injuries that have limited Sam Cassell. (LA Times) Hart is looking forward to playing with Elton Brand. This has to be even sweeter for Jason since he grew up in Los Angeles, and he is coming to a team that needs him. He played his first game for LA last night. He was on the court for 25 minutes, basically splitting time with Daniel Ewing. (For comparison, he’d played a total of 28 minutes combined since Dec 12.) He scored 9 points and had 4 rebounds; only one assist but no turnovers. LA lost the game vs. Jason’s first real NBA club, San Antonio. (He actually started out in Milwaukee but played in just one game — the final game of the season.) Here is a nice Hart-themed game story from the San Bernadino Press-Enterprise, with some quotes from Jason and his new coach.

Other NBA results:

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Damone Brown, Elvir Ovcina, Etan Thomas, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Josh Pace, Kueth Duany, Lazarus Sims, NBA, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert | 2 Comments »