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Aug 15, 2011
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Is Jesse Edwards college basketball’s most underrated center? (TNIAAM; Szuba)

In what was billed as the year of the big man in college basketball, there was hardly mention of the best player on the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team coming into the 2022-23 season. With the NBA center position becoming more skilled and college athletes now able to capitalize on name, image and likeness, it’s no surprise many centers returned to college basketball to form an experienced core of big men throughout the sport.

Some of the most recognized bigs in this space are Oscar Tshiebwe of Kentucky, Drew Timme of Gonzaga, Armando Bacot of North Carolina, Hunter Dickinson of Michigan, Trayce Jackson-Davis of Indiana, Zach Edey of Purdue, Adama Sanogo of UConn, Ryan Kalkbrenner of Creighton and Colin Castleton of Florida and Arizona’s breakout star Oumar Ballo. But should Syracuse center Edwards belong in that group?

Edwards wasn’t nominated for the preseason Kareem Abdul Jabbar Award like the aforementioned bigs, but he’s done more than keep pace with some of the top centers in the country.

Edwards leads the ACC in rebounding with 11.2 per game and he’s fifth in the country in that category. He leads the ACC in blocks with 3.2 per game and he’s third in the country. Edwards shoots 65.2% from the floor, which, you guessed it, leads the ACC. He’s tenth in the country in shooting percentage. He also averages a double-double and hasn’t grabbed below seven rebounds in a game this season.

Of course, Edwards has been given his due locally. But nationally he’s glossed over.


Miami's Isaiah Wong (2) shoots and scores during the first half of a college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Southern California's Drew Peterson (13) March 18, 2022, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)AP

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: There’s a new No. 1 this week (and they earned it) (PS; $; Waters)

For the fourth time this season, there’s a new No. 1 in the ACC Power Rankings.

The Miami Hurricanes rose from No. 4 a week ago to No. 1 in this week’s rankings thanks in large part to their win over previous No. 1 Virginia last week.

The Miami-Virginia game was one of several ACC contests played in the week before Christmas. That meant a nice present for some teams and a lump of coal in the form of a drop in the rankings for others. You can imagine which group Syracuse was in.

There are a lot more ACC games on tap this week. It’s time for a few teams to make some resolutions and stick with them.

Here’s a look at this week’s Power Rankings:

1. Miami

Last week’s ranking: 4th
Last week’s results: Won 66-64 over Virginia
This week’s schedule: Wednesday vs. Vermont; Friday at Notre Dame
Why No. 1? The Hurricanes stamped themselves as the best team in the ACC; for now anyway, with their win over last week’s No. 1 team Virginia. Miami is the fourth team to ascend to the top spot in the weekly rankings already this season.

2. Virginia

Last week’s ranking: 1st
Last week’s results: Lost 66-64 to Miami
This week’s schedule: Wednesday vs. Albany; Saturday at Georgia Tech
Why No. 1? The Cavaliers lost their second straight, but we can’t drop them too far. Those losses were to nationally-ranked teams Houston and Miami.

3. Duke


This trio holds the key to Syracuse's hopes for the season - The Juice Online (the juice; Stechschulte)

The Syracuse basketball team is in a fairly enviable position, with three players combining for just over 45 points per game with a pretty even split between them. Point guard Judah Mintz leads the way with 15.6 points per game with his backcourt mate Joe Girard III right behind him at 15.2 points per outing. Jesse Edwards is right on their heels with a 14.4-point scoring average.

All three have been rather consistent thus far, as well. Mintz has never scored fewer than seven points in a game, has posted double figures ten times in 13 games, and has topped 16 points in eight different contests. Girard has been the most feast-or-famine player, scoring nine points total in a three-game cold snap, but has topped 14 points in every other outing and hung at least 18 points a half dozen times. Edwards is perhaps the most consistent of the three, scoring at least eight points in each game this far and also reaching the 18-point mark in six games.

As an added bonus, the trio take care of business in different, complementary ways. Mintz slices and dices the defense with his drives into the paint, leading to his team highs in free throws, both attempted and made. A fearless outside shooter, Girard does a lot of his work on the perimeter, as his 36 three-pointers are almost half the team’s total. Edwards is a smooth, athletic center, scoring both in the post and as a finisher on rolls to the basket, as well as his share of putbacks.

While this threesome creates a diverse offensive attack for the Orange, their respective games all create easy strategies for opponents to defend them and the trio’s complementary offense allows foes to employ all three plans simultaneously.

Opponents treat the two guards in opposite fashion, sagging well off Mintz to allow him all the perimeter shots he wants instead of encouraging his drives (in addition to help defenders collapsing when he does drive), but hounding Girard everywhere he goes in the frontcourt to not allow him space to get his shot off. Those defenders giving space to Mintz often find themselves in the paint, ready to spring double- and even triple-teams on Edwards as soon as the ball heads his way.


Could ‘24 5-Star Elliot Cadeau Become SU’s First “NIL Recruit”? – Orange Fizz – Daily Syracuse Recruiting News & Team Coverage (; Bainbridge)

In the midst of all the talk about what Syracuse football could pull off Thursday and what all SU men’s basketball is doing wrong, it’s easy to forget that the recruiting cycle never sleeps – particularly for Jim Boeheim and company. Though his team is on a holiday break, ‘Cuse hoops had its world shaken yesterday by an unprecedented offer on the recruiting trail.

After lulling its fans to sleep with exactly zero commits in the Class of 2023, SU is evidently sculpting its Class of ‘24 in familiar fashion. The Orange have kicked the tires on some of the nation’s best talent like guard Elijah Moore, forward Donnie Freeman, and center Yves Missi. As of right now, progress toward netting any of those names has been quiet – but the battle for star point guard Elliot Cadeau just heated up substantially, thanks to one influential Central New York native.

Yesterday, it was revealed that Adam Weitsman, a recycling and scrap metal magnate notable for frequently inviting celebrities to sit courtside at SU basketball games, offered a “three-year, seven-figure” NIL deal to Cadeau. According to Weitsman, the offer would involve Cadeau in “non-profit, civic and philanthropic efforts” in and around Syracuse. Though it’s been explicitly stated by Weitsman that he “does not discuss” SU basketball or collegiate programs with Cadeau and his family, it’s clear that the intent is to try and sweeten the pot for Cadeau if he does choose to come to the Salt City. In the meantime, Cadeau has narrowed his list of potential suitors to six schools (including Syracuse) and plans to choose one of them on December 28th.
Dushawn London

NEWS: Five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau will announce his college decision Wednesday December 28th at 7pm Eastern. There is no current leader for Cadeau’s commitment. Story: NEWS: Five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau sets decision date
If Cadeau does choose Syracuse, Weitsman’s deal won’t be the only reason why, but it’s understandable that a guarantee of financial opportunity is a boon for any player seeking to capitalize on their likeness. Cadeau is a 6’1”, 165-pound guard out of Link Academy in Branson, Missouri, currently ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s top guard in the Class of 2024, and listed as its No. 10 overall prospect. For his part, Jim Boeheim noted early on this season that the team’s focus was very much on the Class of 2024 and a vision that could very well include Cadeau.

Syracuse Basketball: Analyst predictions arrive for 5-star, nation’s No. 1 PG (itlh; Adler)

Elliot Cadeau, a 2024 five-star point guard who has Syracuse basketball in his top six, will reportedly announce his college decision this Wednesday evening. And a fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad is receiving a lot of buzz in his recruitment from analysts and other recruiting experts.

The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, whom we reported on Monday has been offered a three-year, seven-figure name, image and likeness deal from businessman and top SU booster Adam Weitsman, has a final six of the ‘Cuse, North Carolina, Louisville, Texas Tech, Texas and 2022 national champion Kansas.

For a period of time, Texas Tech had received some predictions in Cadeau’s recruitment on . But as of Tuesday late afternoon, North Carolina was receiving multiple projections from analysts for Cadeau on various recruiting Web sites.

Per 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London and others, Cadeau plans to announce his commitment decision on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 7 pm EST.

Syracuse basketball doesn’t seem to be a front-runner for five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

Cadeau, ranked the top point guard in his cycle as well as a top-10 national prospect according to numerous recruiting Web sites, is a junior at the juggernaut Link Academy in Branson, Mo.

He was offered by the Orange coaching staff in November of 2021 and has been prioritized by the ‘Cuse in his class for a while now. Cadeau has taken official visits to UNC, Texas Tech and Louisville.

He recently told On3 national analyst Joe Tipton that he might take an official visit to the Hill, but that doesn’t appear a realistic possibility now, given that Cadeau is announcing on Wednesday night.

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast: What’s ailing Syracuse men’s basketball? (And can it be fixed?) (TNIAAM; podcast; Cassillo & Lyons)

Rather than talk about exactly what’s happening during what wound up being another Syracuse Orange men’s basketball loss on Wednesday night, we discussed the team’s larger problems all season and how they can be fixed — if at all.
  • The MBB team is a lot of successful individual parts, with minimal cohesion
  • Wide receiver coaching search and lingering offseason football questions
  • Recent Syracuse postseason success has blinded us to larger issues
  • Unlike previous years, are there any levers left for Jim Boeheim to pull?
  • SU’s 2022 football schedule seems like it sets up a struggle, even if the team improves
  • RIP to Greg Robinson
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Virginia Tech basketball: Good news regarding senior guard Hunter Cattoor ( Manning)

The Virginia Tech Hokies finally moved into the top 25 last week after starting the season 11-1 and 1-0 in ACC play. However, the Hokies tripped up against the 6-6 Boston College Eagles on the road, losing 70-65 in overtime.

After the game, no one wanted to discuss the loss as there were more important things to discuss, such as the condition of senior guard Hunter Cattoor. Cattoor went down in pain in the second half of the loss to B.C. and appeared to be in significant pain with a left arm injury.

Things were quiet over the next few days outside of one report stating that Cattoor may have suffered a fracture that would keep him out until February. Keep in mind, that wasn’t an official report, just early speculation.

As it turns out, Cattoor’s condition is much better than initially feared. Here’s this from Virginia Tech’s official basketball account.

UPDATE: Early evaluations are encouraging.

— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) December 28, 2022

Cattoor is questionable for Wake Forest on Saturday and is game-to-game. The Hokies dodged a major bullet. Cattoor is a significant part of Virginia Tech’s backcourt rotation and the reigning ACC Tournament MVP.

Pitt’s Blake Hinson Earns ACC Co-Player of the Week (; Michalowski)

On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC announced that Pitt wing/forward Blake Hinson earned ACC Co-Player of the Week along with Miami’s Isaiah Wong.

In Pitt’s game against Syracuse last week, Hinson scored a game-high 25 points, hitting nine of his 19 field-goal attempts. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, tying his career high in boards. The Deltona, Florida native has been a tremendous addition to this new-look Panthers team, and has now won his first award of the season.



Syracuse resident Walter Putter stands near the cold climate air-source heat pump he had installed about 18 months ago to replace a natural gas furnace. The unit keeps his century-old home warm even in bitter cold weather, he said.

New York state’s move to all-electric homes: How expensive is it? Will it work? (PS; Knauss)

New York’s aggressive plan to phase out heating systems that use natural gas or other fossil fuels has raised a lot of eyebrows since officials approved it last week.

The plan depends heavily on widespread adoption of air-source heat pumps, a technology that is common in warmer climates like the American South but far less familiar in Upstate NY.

Can pricey electric heat pumps really keep homes warm in our frigid winters?

The answer — according to several people who own them and others who have studied their performance — is yes. A new breed of “cold climate” air-source heat pump is a valid, energy-efficient heating option in Upstate New York.

But the cost is a concern. Installing an electric heat pump is more expensive than other heating systems, even after significant subsidies. The difference in cost is more pronounced when retrofitting an existing house, less so when installing a heat pump during new construction.

But it’s hard to generalize. Many subsidies are income-based. Some low-income residents have even gotten heat pumps for free.

Most of the state subsidies are paid for by utility customers. More money is coming next year from federal taxpayers. Even those who don’t install heat pumps are helping to pay for them.

Do heat pumps save money over the long run?

They are typically about three times more efficient than most traditional heating and cooling systems, although that advantage drops off rapidly at very low temperatures. Several studies indicate they are cheaper to operate over the lifetime of the equipment, especially when compared with high-priced fuels like oil, propane or electric resistance heat.


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