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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

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SU News

Top analyst predicts Syracuse basketball to land 4-star guard transfer Dakota Leffew (itlh; Adler)

On Wednesday, top recruiting analyst and reporter Mike McAllister of 247Sports logged a prediction for Syracuse basketball to land four-star transfer target Dakota Leffew.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Leffew, a Mount St. Mary's senior combo guard who can suit up at both point guard and shooting guard, took a visit to the 'Cuse not too long ago. He has the Orange in his top six, along with Villanova, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Georgia and Xavier.

I have a feeling Dakota is up next…

Announcing today? ♻️

Pull up to the ! @Kotaleffew1
— No Destination (@no_destinationn) April 24, 2024

Per various media reports, Leffew has also recently visited Georgia, South Carolina and Villanova. The buzz I'm seeing from chatter on social media is that he could announce a decision soon. Stay tuned.

McAllister is as plugged-in as they come when it pertains to Syracuse Orange sports and recruiting, so his logging a prediction in the direction of the 'Cuse for Leffew, a native of Hampton, Ga., is an encouraging sign.

Hofstra point guard Jaquan Carlos is transferring to Syracuse basketball (PS; $; Ditota)

Point guard Jaquan Carlos has committed to play basketball at Syracuse, a source with knowledge of Carlos’s intentions confirmed to

CBS Sports basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported the news first today on Twitter.

Carlos, a 6-foot guard out of Brooklyn, played three seasons for Hofstra before announcing he would enter the transfer portal on March 25.

A pass-first point guard, he averaged 10.4 points, 6.3 assists, 2.6 steals and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Pride last season. His assist rate of 30.4 last season ranked 60th nationally, according to In 2023-24, Carlos had 208 assists and 87 turnovers.

He shot 41.3% overall and made 34.4% of his 3-point attempts. He was a 89.2% free throw shooter.

And he was named to the CAA’s all-defensive team.

Carlos fills a Syracuse need at point guard with Judah Mintz declaring for the NBA Draft. Carlos will have one season of college basketball left to play.

The Orange had been pursuing guards in the transfer portal after it landed big man Eddie Lampkin, Jr., and forward Jyare Davis. Carlos, along with Mount St. Mary’s guard Dakota Leffew, were among its options.

SU basketball lands a pass-first point guard: ‘I know they needed a distributor’ (PS; $; Ditota)

Jaquan Carlos visited Syracuse on Tuesday.

The 6-foot point guard who played three seasons at Hofstra was looking for a new college basketball home, someplace he could challenge himself at a higher level than the CAA.

The Syracuse visit went well, Carlos said Wednesday by telephone. He slept on what transpired here, then woke up Wednesday morning ready to commit a final college basketball season to the Orange.

“I feel like when you get opportunities from places like Syracuse, it’s something you have to capitalize on. You can’t sit around. And how the portal works now is you don’t want to wait and waste people’s time. If it’s a great fit you gotta jump on it and get to it,” he said. “If you don’t do it, there’s a hundred other point guards in the portal. They all gotta end up somewhere. And I think Syracuse is a perfect fit for me.”

Carlos is a pass-first point guard who ranked 60th nationally in assist percentage, according to He averaged 6.3 assists per game, scored 10.4 points and averaged 4.4 rebounds in 2023-24. He is a 34.4% 3-point shooter and made nearly 90% of his free throws.

He knew Syracuse needed a point guard after Judah Mintz decided to forgo two years of college basketball to move on to a professional career.

Mintz’s departure made Syracuse intriguing, Carlos said.

“That was definitely attractive, knowing that he was going out to pursue the NBA dream and good luck to him,” Carlos said. “But just knowing that the people that’s coming in and the people that are already there, there’s great shooters, great bigs coming in, great bigs that are there. And I know they needed a distributor, someone who can get them the ball.

Mark Johnson "Orange Nation" 4-24-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Voice of the Colorado Buffaloes Mark Johnson joins Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia to tell the guys what Syracuse football is getting with transfer offensive tackle Savion Washington and what transfer center Eddie Lampkin can bring to the men’s basketball team.

30 Minutes In Orange Nation 4-24-24 (ESPN; radio; Orange Nation)

Steve Infanti and Paulie Scibilia start the show discussing Judah Mintz’s first television interview since deciding to enter the NBA Draft and how some Syracuse fans have seemingly turned on the star guard. Later, they try to figure out what a commitment from Hofstra transfer guard Jaquan Carlos means for the team’s chances of landing Dakota Leffew. Later, they react to Gerry McNamara adding Arinze Onuaku to his coaching staff at Siena before revisiting the Judah Mintz discussion.

(youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse Basketball picked up Four-Star Hofstra transfer point-guard Jaquan Carlos. Adrian Autry's squad adds a true floor general to its guard rotation of JJ Starling, Chance Westry, Elijah Moore, and Kyler Cuffe. Could Mount St. Mary's transfer Dakota Leffew be next?

Syracuse Signs Former Delaware Star Jyáre Davis, Giving The Orange More Scoring Power (

Jyáre Davis, who spent the past three seasons at Delaware, has announced his transfer to Syracuse. Davis, a 6-7, 215 forward from Newark, Del., averaged double-digit scoring in his final two campaigns with the Blue Hens.

Davis transferred to Delaware prior to the 2021-22 season and eventually played 31 games, including four as a starter. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest. Davis produced three double-doubles and scored in double figures in each of the last 14 games. He was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and made the CAA All-Rookie Team. Davis was selected as the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player after helping the Blue Hens win the conference tournament. Delaware ended the campaign 22-13 after losing in the NCAA Tournament to Villanova.

He started 31 contests and averaged 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 2022-23. Davis scored in double digits 27 times. He was named Third Team All-CAA. Delaware was 17-16.

Davis was a Second Team All-CAA selection in 2023-24. He averaged a career-best 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. The Blue Hens were 19-14.

He was a redshirt for the 2020-21 year at Providence.

Davis participated in the 2017 USA Basketball Under-16 National Team Training Camp. He helped Team USA capture the 2018 3x3 Hoopfest title. He competed with USA Basketball at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Davis spent five season on the varsity at Sanford High School where he was coached by Stan Waterman. He became the first Delaware player to earn First Team All-State four times. Davis scored more than 1,700 points in his scholastic career.

Davis averaged 20.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a freshman at Sanford High School. The Spartans won the 2018 Delaware State Championship and Davis produced averages of 15.2 points and 6.0 rebounds during his sophomore year. He was the 2019 Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year and helped Sanford to a 20-4 record and a second state crown. Davis averaged 17.1 points and 6.4 rebounds that campaign. In his senior year, Davis was named the 2020 Delaware MaxPreps Player of the Year after contributing 17.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest. The Spartans were 20-3 his senior season.

He is the son of Tiffany Lance.



Marshall Street and South Crouse Avenue with University Ave in the distance Thursday, October 19, 2023. N. Scott Trimble | strimble@syracuse.comN. Scott Trimble |

Syracuse University has spent $143 million scooping up nearby properties. What’s the plan? (PS; $; Cazentre)

Syracuse University last month opened a campus police substation on Marshall Street, part of an ongoing expansion of its influence beyond the school’s traditional borders.

That station, officials at SU say, is critical as the university – already the city’s biggest landowner – has beefed up its holdings in the area adjoining campus in recent years.

In the past four years, SU has spent more than $143 million to acquire 11 new properties near its campus. Those include parcels that house a popular pizza joint and other businesses, a medical education building, a massive new apartment building near Marshall Street, and, most recently, an off-campus boutique hotel.

In late 2022, meanwhile, the university reached a deal with the city of Syracuse to provide maintenance, and some degree of control, over the city’s Thornden Park, adjacent to campus. That resulted in a new “services agreement” in which the university is paying the city $11 million over a five-year period to support city services, such as policing, in the area.

Taken together, these transactions represent an unusually large and visible expansion of the school’s real estate portfolio and physical footprint in Syracuse. Along with other recent moves, they set the groundwork for how the university will house students and influence the area in the coming decades.

University officials have answered certain questions from, but declined to give specific details on future plans for each property, or make anyone available for an interview. They have frequently directed inquiries to the Campus Framework, a master plan offering a vision for the university over the next two decades.

Ultimately, through public documents and interviews with stakeholders and experts, it’s clear the university is aiming to expand its housing offerings and shift where it locates many of the students who attend the university each year.

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