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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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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 »

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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The Next Generation (Pro Update 3-1)

Posted by Josh on March 1, 2007

With so much current SU action, it’s been hard to find time to check in on the grownups. So get ready to dive in.

(HEY guess what! Europe news below has been updated with two new items since the original post.)
NBA

Grown-ups, indeed. Carmelo Anthony is going to be a daddy! His fiancee La La Vasquez is expecting to give birth in about a week. Melo has celebrated by leading the Nuggets to consecutive wins for the first time since Feb 10-12. Over the last week Baby Daddy scored 36, 34, 33, and 23 points (chronologically). The Nuggets lost those first two games (to the Jazz and Mavs) but won the latter two (against the Grizz and Magic). Carmelo also has been grabbing about 6 rebounds per game. Most importantly, with the exception of last night’s Orlando game, his shooting percentages in the other three games was back above 50% (and as high as 67%). These are his first games above 50% since he returned from suspension in mid-January. And he is still leading the Association in scoring.

My kid was up crying all night, I am EXHAUSTED!!

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Viva Las Pro Update

Posted by Josh on February 20, 2007

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Posted in Carmelo Anthony, Elvir Ovcina, Former Orangemen, Gerry McNamara, Josh Pace, Kueth Duany, Lazarus Sims, Otis Hill, Preston Shumpert, Ryan Blackwell | 9 Comments »

Jim Boeheim and the offense of the go-to-guy

Posted by Tom on February 16, 2007

Everyone always gives a lot of well deserved lip service to Boeheim as the master of the 2-3 zone, but have you ever heard anyone specifically put Jimmy’s offensive coaching style under the microscope?

What got me thinking about this was seeing the UConn women’s team play following our loss to the Johnnies in the garden. After the game, they let everyone stick around to see the Ladystorm (or whatever they’re called) take on the lady Huskies immediately afterwards. Let me tell you, seeing those ladies play, especially after our ugly loss, was humbling. Almost every trip down the court involved at least 4 quick passes in the half court set, and culminated with someone who was open (or facing a defender that wasn’t set yet) taking a traditionally “good” shot. No one except the point guard ever seemed to hold the ball for more than a second or two. And since they can’t consider dunking, their layups are totally automatic. I left with a big crush on these ladies’ fundamentals. Quickly, I started noticing a similar style of play on certain men’s teams. Watching Notre Dame’s 63 point first half dismantling on January 30, the buckets they were hitting weren’t lucky shots. They were open shots. And they were making lots of quick passes to get them. So I started to wonder… what offense are we playing?

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I Heart Snow (Pro Update 2-14)

Posted by Josh on February 14, 2007

What better Valentine’s Day gift than an ice storm cancelling classes so I can stay home and blog, but the weather then getting above freezing so I can easily clean off my car?

NBA

Carmelo was named Western Conference Player of the Week for last week (Feb 4-10). Among his accomplishments, which I failed to mention in my last Update, was a triple-double (31, 10, 10) vs. Phoenix on Feb 5. He was also chosen for the All-Star Team as an injury replacement on Friday. Since that day, the Nuggets have won three in a row. Melo had 34, 6, & 5 vs. Indiana Friday, 29, 8, & 10 vs. Milwaukee Saturday, and 28, 8, & 5 vs. the Warriors on Monday. This marks 5 straight games in which he has had 5 or more assists, starting with that triple-double. Two different articles are suggesting that the All-Star selection has taken some emotional pressure off Anthony, and attributed the Nuggets’ win streak to this new atmosphere. Me, I think it has more to do with Marcus Camby being healthy. But if it helps ‘Melo to relax, it can only be a good thing for the Nuggets. They face Minnesota tonight in their last contest before the All-Star Break.

Last night, Hakim Warrick helped lead the Grizzlies to victory.

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