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Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Pinot Grigio Day!

Ah Pinot Grigio, a zesty white wine that is as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day. The second most popular white wine in America, Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) is a dry white wine that has a punchy acidity with flavors of lemons, limes, green apples and honeysuckle.

While most believe Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born, like many of the most popular grapes of the world, in France, where it is known as Pinot Gris. Thought to be a mutation of the red grape Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris’ skins are not green like other white grapes, but instead have a greyish blue hue, which is what gives them their name.

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Donnie Freeman Looking to Schedule Syracuse Basketball Official Visit (SI; McAllister)

One of Syracuse basketball's top targets in the 2024 class is Washington (DC) St. John's College forward Donnie Freeman. Freeman has seen his stock and recruitment explode over the last year. He is now considered one of the best players in his recruiting class.

"It's all happening so fast," Freeman said. "I'm really just trying to take it all in and enjoy the process. It's really fun to watch myself improve and all this stuff you work for and dreamed of as a kid start to come true slowly, day by day. It's really a fun process."

Syracuse extended a scholarship offer in August following Freeman's Elite Camp performance. Despite direct contact being prohibited until June 15th due to NCAA rules, that has not stopped the Orange from showing Freeman that he is a big priority.

"They came to my school during an open practice," Freeman said. "It was coach Adrian (Autry). He's come to my school a few times. He came to session one of AAU, EYBL. They've had conversations with my dad and coach and stuff. So they've been in constant contact."

The 6-9 forward has a lot of interest in the Orange. He says he grew up loving Syracuse because they had long, wiry forwards that looked like him.

Syracuse basketball big-man commit is ‘a pro if he works at it,’ coach says (itlh; Adler)

Big man Mounir Hima, a transfer from Duquesne, officially visit the Hill not too long ago and committed to Syracuse basketball shortly thereafter, providing the Orange with additional depth at the center spot ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.

Now, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound Hima didn’t play a ton of minutes for Duquesne out of the Atlantic 10 Conference last season, however, his prep-school coach says that this new Orange commit possesses tons of potential and promise.

“He’s got like a 7-8 wingspan. In the middle of the zone, that’s going to help a lot,” Mark Taylor, the head coach at the St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J., said in a recent interview with SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister.
Hima attended St. Benedict’s and was a member of the 2020 recruiting cycle. Besides Pittsburgh-based Duquesne, he received scholarship offers from squads including Robert Morris, St. Bonaventure, UMass, Rhode Island and VCU, according to the Verbal Commits Web site.

Syracuse basketball recently picked up a pledge from center Mounir Hima, a transfer from Duquesne.

Hima, who has three years of eligibility remaining, played in 21 contests for Duquesne in the 2021-22 term, averaging 9.6 minutes, 1.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per contest, while connecting on 42.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line, according to his bio on the ESPN Web site.

He along with 2022 three-star commit Peter Carey will serve as the primary back-ups at center for the ‘Cuse in the upcoming stanza, with junior Jesse Edwards the returning starter.

Edwards should get the bulk of the minutes for the Orange at this position in 2022-23, however, he did get injured this past February, and he also has a tendency to get into foul trouble.

So my sense is that Hima could see a decent amount of run for Syracuse basketball in 2022-23.

Taylor said to McAllister that the ‘Cuse coaching staff was honest and transparent with their message to Hima as they recruited him.

Syracuse basketball 4-star big-man recruit being offered by big-time teams (itlh; Alder)

Just in the past few weeks, amid recent NCAA live periods on the grassroots basketball circuit, Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star recruiting target Yves Missi has seen his list of scholarship offers basically double.

And there are plenty of more offers likely on the way for the 6-foot-11 center, who is a sophomore at the West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md., and runs with the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league on the AAU circuit.

Orange coaches got involved in Missi’s recruitment relatively early on, offering him a scholarship last December. Around that time, his other offers had included from squads such as UCLA, St. John’s, DePaul, Norfolk State and USC Upstate.

But more recently, some of the biggest brands in the sport of collegiate hoops have entered the recruitment of Missi, who is ranked by several recruiting services as a top-40 national prospect in his class, as well as a top-six center in the 2024 cycle.

Syracuse basketball will see the competition explode for four-star Yves Missi.



Emily Steinberger | Senior Staff Photographer

Take advantage of summer break and get ahead of the curve (DO; Markman)

With final exams and the spring semester concluding, all those sleepless nights worrying about projects, assignments, exams and homework are finally over. Summer is here and with it comes an opportunity to get ahead of the curve and one step closer to your post-graduation goals. You may feel like you deserve a lengthy break and a pat on the back, but the reality is that the longer you spend being complacent, the further you’ll fall behind the rest of your peers.

Foremost, you need to imagine where you see yourself in five to ten years. Without a roadmap, it will be impossible to take action without second-guessing yourself every step of the way. Now, this doesn’t mean pigeonholing yourself into one career trajectory. Your roadmap is simply necessary to get you started in taking action. If you have a change of heart, you could always adjust your career’s course later.

Subsequently, you need to really think about what it is you want to do and why. It’s not enough to just say, “I think this career path sounds interesting.” You need to actually research the industry you want to break into, read about the current events happening in the space and develop enough knowledge to discuss the role intelligently. If you cannot answer why you want to follow a particular career path in detail, nobody in the industry will take you seriously.

The next step to getting closer to your post-graduation goals is connecting and networking with professionals who are working in your desired industry. Make a LinkedIn profile and start trying to find alumni, friends, family and even strangers who are working in the field you’re interested in. Something as simple as an email introducing yourself and attaching a resume helps. It’s never too early to start building your network. Not only will you be building relationships to land internships and full-time roles but you will also have a chance to receive much-needed career guidance that will help you fine-tune your plan of action.

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