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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters Day!

Brothers and Sisters Day celebrates and honors the special bond between siblings. The bond often lasts a lifetime, and brothers and sisters may know each other longer than they know anyone else throughout their lives. These relationships may be some of the closest that they have as well. Today's holiday strengthens the relationship between siblings, which in turn strengthens our families, communities, and the nation.

SU News (SI; McAllister)

Syracuse basketball recruiting targets were in action over the weekend at the second session of the EYBL. The table below is a look at how they performed.

Notes: Kiyan Anthony played for the U-16 squad while Jerry Easter played up a level with the U-17 team. Jalik Dunkley-Distant played in the Canadian version of the EYBL, the EYCL. Stats from the Nike EYBL website.

Kiyan Anthony (SG)2025Team Melo17.
Jalil Bethea (CG)2024Team Final19.
Tyler Betsey (SF)2024NY Rens9.
Jalik Dunkley-Distant (SF)2024UPlay Canada11.
Jerry Easter (CG)2025All Ohio173.
Boogie Fland (PG)2024PSA Cardinals18.
Donnie Freeman (PF)2024Team Takeover9.350.31.01.358.6%20.0%
Curtis Givens (PG)2024Mokan Elite15.
Mikey Lewis (PG)2024Oakland Soldiers14.
Patrick Ngongba (C)2024Team Takeover11.
Thomas Sorber (C)2024Team Final10.
Caleb Williams (SF)2024Team Takeover5.


Richard Duffy, a 5-11 guard from Katonah, N.Y., played at Syracuse from 1962 to 1965. He passed away on April 27, 2023. Photo credit: 1963 SU press photo1963 SU press photo

Richard Duffy, Syracuse teammate of Jim Boeheim and Dave Bing, dies at age 80 (PS; Waters)

Richard Duffy came to Syracuse University as a member of Marc Guley’s last recruiting class, but wound up playing all three of his varsity seasons under coach Fred Lewis.

Duffy played at Syracuse from 1962 to 1965, a time that saw the school go from one of the nation’s most moribund programs to a post-season qualifier. In 1964 and 1965, he was an upperclassman on teams that featured Dave Bing and Jim Boeheim.

Duffy provided a key link in the chain that joined two distinct eras of Syracuse basketball. As a freshman, he hosted Jim Boeheim on a visit to the SU campus.

“When I drove up to Syracuse, he was the first guy I met,’' Boeheim said Monday. “He took me around on my recruiting visit. He showed me around campus a little bit. We became life-long friends.’'


Daily Orange

Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Elijah Moore 'knocked in bucket after bucket' (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore continues to light up the scoreboard in the early goings of the AAU circuit this spring and summer.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, a top-flight shooting guard who verbally committed to the Orange this past January, suits up for the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

This past weekend, the various shoe-sponsored AAU circuits held the second of two sessions in April amid NCAA live periods.

The Wiz Kids and other Adidas 3SSB squads played last weekend at the Legends Event Center in Bryan, Texas. According to national recruiting analysts and scouts, Elijah Moore was yet again putting on a display of his shooting prowess.

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore is more than just a shot-maker, though.

Experts have noted on numerous occasions in recent months that Moore has evolved his game beyond that of mainly a deep-range threat from beyond the arc.

Elijah Moore, they say, is an athletic, versatile prospect who has strong court vision, can finish through contact around the arm, rebounds well and is solid on the defensive end. He is a terrific start to the Orange’s 2024 recruiting class, in my humble opinion.

Syracuse Basketball: Big man with Orange offer makes college decision (itlh; Adler)

Three-star big man Okku Federiko, a 2024 prospect who received a scholarship offer from Syracuse basketball in late January, has verbally committed to Southeastern Conference member South Carolina, according to social media posts, recruiting services and reports.

On January 30, the 6-foot-9 forward from Finland said that he had picked up an offer from the Orange coaching staff.

Per recruiting Web sites, besides South Carolina and the ‘Cuse, he also held offers from Duquesne and Pittsburgh, where his brother, Federiko Federiko, is a sophomore center for the Panthers.

2024 Morris Ugusuk and Okku Federiko have signed with South Carolina
Highlights of their recent victorious performances with @OmniaAcademy in the Finnish U19 Playoffs
— CBB Europe (@CBB_Europe) April 27, 2023

The On3 recruiting service rates Okku Federiko as three stars, the No. 137 overall prospect and the No. 28 power forward in the 2024 class.

Syracuse basketball is pursuing other big men in the junior cycle.

Federiko attends the Omnia Basketball Academy in Espoo, Finland. An article on from earlier this year stated that he had competed in the Finnish 19U league, where he averaged 19.3 points and 11 rebounds per contest.

College basketball transfer rankings 2023: Penn's Jordan Dingle, the Ivy League Player of the Year, in portal (; Cobb)

The trickle of potential impact players into the transfer portal has slowed in advance of the May 11 entry deadline. However, there is still quality talent to be found in college basketball's unofficial free agency period. Look no further than Jordan Dingle as an example.

A 6-foot-3 guard and the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Dingle entered the transfer market late last week and figures to attract significant interest from programs across the country in need of a scoring punch from their backcourt.

The closest comparison to Dingle of the past few seasons is likely former Columbia star and Michigan grad transfer Mike Smith, who joined the Wolverines for the 2020-21 season and immediately became a full-time starter. After leading the Ivy League in scoring during the 2019-20 season, he averaged nine points and 5.3 assists per game for a Wolverines' team that finished 23-5 with a two-point loss against UCLA in the Elite Eight.

How NIL is changing college basketball... #shorts (youtube; video; Mercury)

Kansas Basketball player Dajuan Harris Jr. reveals the truth about NIL free agency in college basketball.



International retailer expands store at Destiny USA (PS; $; Moriarty)

An international clothing retailer has expanded the store it opened at Destiny USA 10 years ago.

Carhartt recently completed enlarging its space at the mall to 7,000 square feet and remodeling the store with updated fixtures and a customer service area. The store is on the mall’s Level 1, across from Panera Bread.

The workwear retailer will celebrate its grand reopening of the store on Saturday, May 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Carhartt opened the store, its second in New York, in May 2013.

Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889, the retail chain has operations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

Movie about Buffalo Bills fans shoots in Western NY: ‘A natural for comedy’ (PS; Herbert)

Bills Mafia is headed to the big screen.

WIVB reports a movie about Buffalo Bills fans wrapped filming in Western New York on Sunday. “Unbillievable,” a fictional comedy, centers on a family with three generations of die-hard, long-suffering Bills fans who come together to watch their favorite NFL team play in the biggest football game in team history.

“Everything that can go wrong at this watch party basically goes wrong,” writer-director-producer-actor Scott Rubin told the Buffalo TV station. “It’s like a natural for comedy because we’re the ultimate lovable losers.”

Rubin, the former editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, is a Buffalo native and longtime Bills fan whose credits include TV shows for National Lampoon Networks; “The Word with Scott Rubin”; AMC’s “The Pitch”; writing for stand-up comedians like Gary Shandling; and the Niagara Falls-based comedy “The Rainbow Bridge Motel.” Most of the “Unbillievable” cast is local to Buffalo; Rubin will play the lead role.

This isn’t the first time Bills Mafia has gotten screen time. 2019′s “Buffaloed” starred Zoey Deutch as a hustler who scalps Bills tickets in Buffalo, though most scenes were shot in Canada. 1998′s “Buffalo ‘66″ starred Buffalo native Vincent Gallo as a Bills fan who kidnaps a woman (Christina Ricci) to pretend to be his wife for dinner with his parents in the Queen City.

Rubin told WIVB that he wanted to make a movie that focused primarily on Bills fans.

“Usually, when they make a football movie it’s about the team,” he said. “This is one about us and about what we go through.”

Rubin and co-director J. Garrett Vorreuter raised $23,455 from Indiegogo crowd-funding for the project, which is targeting Buffalo sports fans as well as “Super Fans” of any sports team, movie, comic book or TV show.

“And anyone who lives with a Super Fan will laugh,” the campaign page promised. “Comedy comes from pain, and the humor in our film is universal.”

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