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Welcome to National Shrimp Scampi Day!

In America, scampi is a dish consisting of shrimp cooked in butter, finely chopped garlic, lemon juice, and dry white wine. It is often served on top of linguine or another pasta. Scampi is common in Italian-American restaurants, where it is often listed on menus as shrimp scampi. In Italy, scampi is both the name of small lobsters called langoustines and the dish made with them. The crustaceans weren't available in America, so Italian-American cooks substituted shrimp when making the dish, perhaps giving it the name "shrimp scampi" to indicate it was made with shrimp, not langoustines. Shrimp scampi is celebrated and enjoyed today with National Shrimp Scampi Day.

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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star commit Eddie Lampkin likes this 4-star transfer guard (itlh; Adler)

Syracuse basketball coaches have 10 scholarship players at this juncture for the team's 2024-25 season, meaning that three scholarships are still available.

I've noted that the Orange staff could continue to pursue additional 2024-25 players via the transfer portal or even at the high school level. Positions of potential need might include another big man, an additional guard and a 3-point specialist.

The current transfer-portal window closes on May 1, meaning that college players who wish to transfer to a new school must be in the portal by then. But these transfers don't have to pick a new school by May 1, so recruiting activity could continue on for the coming weeks or even months.

Over the weekend, the 'Cuse missed on four-star guard target Dakota Leffew, a Mount St. Mary's senior who visited the Orange but will transfer to Southeastern Conference school Georgia. Following that news, I've seen a lot of comments from fellow Syracuse basketball fans on social media and in chat rooms stating that they'd like to see the 'Cuse land another talented, veteran guard out of the portal.

Currently, the Orange does have five guards on its 2024-25 roster, including recent four-star commit Jaquan Carlo, a junior point guard from Hofstra who said a few days ago that he would transfer to the 'Cuse for his senior season.
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Syracuse Basketball: Analyzing 'Cuse recruiting focus among 2025 4-star guard targets (itlh; Adler)

In recent days, Syracuse basketball coaches offered a scholarship to 2025 four-star guard Acaden Lewis from the talent-rich Washington, D.C., market.

The 6-foot-3 point guard/shooting guard is interested in visiting the Orange as the current AAU season winds down, and it wouldn't surprise me if Lewis emerges as a top priority for 'Cuse coaches in the 2025 cycle.

Lewis is a top-70 national prospect and had a splendid junior season at the Sidwell Friends School in D.C. He's also a standout, in grassroots basketball, for the 17U squad of the Oxon Hill, Md.-based Team Durant in Nike’s EYBL league.

This week, Syracuse basketball offered 2025 4-star guard Acaden Lewis (@AcadenLewis). Our @DAMNTWIN looks into Lewis' stellar junior year at @SidwellMBB, his AAU circuit with @teamdurant_AAU and his recruitment. Lewis has a high interest in visiting SU. Syracuse Basketball: Newly offered D.C. 4-star Acaden Lewis eyes visit, strong season
— InsideTheLoudHouse (@LoudHouseFS) April 27, 2024

In total, the Orange staff has offered around 20 prospects in the 2025 cycle, but these days, the 'Cuse is prioritizing a handful of players in this class, including several guards.

We can likely add Lewis to this list. But how does offering him now factor into the Orange's other top guard recruits in the 2025 cycle? Let's explore this topic further.
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Syracuse Basketball: Assessing SU's potential remaining portal needs this off-season (itlh; Adler)

At this juncture in the off-season, Syracuse basketball has 10 scholarship players ahead of the 2024-25 season, based on departures, incoming transfers and 2024 pledges at the high school level.

The current transfer-portal window in college basketball closes on May 1, meaning that players who wish to ultimately transfer to a new school must be in the portal by then. That doesn't mean these transfer prospects have to commit to a new school by May 1, so recruiting developments via the portal, whether at the 'Cuse or elsewhere, could carry on for additional weeks or even months.

So far this off-season, seven players from the Orange's 2023-24 roster have hit the portal. Sophomore point guard Judah Mintz is headed to this summer's NBA Draft. That's eight departures.

On the flip side, five guys are expected to return, at least for the time being. The 'Cuse brings in two high school seniors, and Syracuse basketball to date has secured three commitments out of the transfer portal.

As such, the Orange coaching staff has three open scholarships available. I don't necessarily think that the 'Cuse will end up with 13 scholarship players for 2024-25, but the team could potentially add another guy or even two ahead of the next stanza.
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Assessing Syracuse's Backcourt Outlook (orangefizz.net; Horning)

With the transfer portal set to close May 1, Syracuse’s roster is taking shape heading into the summer. The frontcourt is well-known with the likes of Naheem McLeod, Eddie Lampkin Jr., Chris Bell, Jyare Davis, and Donnie Freeman.

However, the frontcourt has been the recent dilemma that SU has attempted to fix.

Guard Judah Mintz recently declared for the NBA Draft, departing Syracuse after two seasons. Mintz started alongside JJ Starling last year.

The two had their ups and downs in the backcourt, but finished the year strong. Mintz had his best games when he dished the ball out, notably recording a 13-assist game in a Quadir Copeland buzzer-beating win over Miami back in January.

Without Mintz, SU has been searching for a starting guard to put next to Starling.
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Saturday Sports: Legendary SU Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim makes a stop in Watertown (wwnytv.com; Krone)
Festivities continued Saturday for the grand opening of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods here in Watertown.

Former Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, who retired after 47 years leading the Orange at the end of the 2022-23 season, was on hand to sign autographs and meet some fans.

Boeheim, who won over 1,000 games and led the Orange to the 2003 National Championship, says retirement has been nice but he hasn’t slowed down, staying close to college basketball and the Syracuse program as a special assistant to the Athletic Director.

“It’s good. I’ve been a little too busy. I did about 25 games this year for ESPN so been kind of busy. But it’s been fun. We’ve got our big gala tonight at Turning Stone so there’s always something going on. It’s been good. I don’t miss coaching. It’s a tough time right now in coaching. It’s very challenging to kind of replace your whole team almost every year now. It’s something coaches are able to do, none the less it’s still very tough right now,” said Boeheim.
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Syracuse Basketball: Assessing SU's potential remaining portal needs this off-season (itlh; Adler)
At this juncture in the off-season, Syracuse basketball has 10 scholarship players ahead of the 2024-25 season, based on departures, incoming transfers and 2024 pledges at the high school level.

The current transfer-portal window in college basketball closes on May 1, meaning that players who wish to ultimately transfer to a new school must be in the portal by then. That doesn't mean these transfer prospects have to commit to a new school by May 1, so recruiting developments via the portal, whether at the 'Cuse or elsewhere, could carry on for additional weeks or even months.

So far this off-season, seven players from the Orange's 2023-24 roster have hit the portal. Sophomore point guard Judah Mintz is headed to this summer's NBA Draft. That's eight departures.

On the flip side, five guys are expected to return, at least for the time being. The 'Cuse brings in two high school seniors, and Syracuse basketball to date has secured three commitments out of the transfer portal.

As such, the Orange coaching staff has three open scholarships available. I don't necessarily think that the 'Cuse will end up with 13 scholarship players for 2024-25, but the team could potentially add another guy or even two ahead of the next stanza.
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Dakota Leffew commits to Georgia over Syracuse, others (247sports.com; McAllister)
Syracuse basketball has missed out on another splash in the transfer portal. Mount St. Mary's transfer guard Dakota Leffew has committed to Georgia over the Orange and other finalists. He took an official visit earlier this month to Syracuse as well as Villanova, South Carolina and Georgia. Leffew is a 6-5 guard who has started 61 games over the last two seasons. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 43% from the floor and 36.5% from three point range.

Previously, Leffew trimmed his list to a top six schools. Those six included Georgia, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Syracuse, Villanova and Xavier. Other schools, including Maryland, Indiana, Gonzaga, Ole Miss, Clemson, Iowa, BYU, Minnesota, and several others, were also after him. He only visited four of the schools in his top six, however, as he did not make trips to Pittsburgh or Xavier.

Leffew was an unrated high school recruit out of Jonesboro High in Georgia. He signed with Mount St. Mary's as part of the 2020 recruiting class. He has spent his entire collegiate career at Mount St. Mary's to date.

Syracuse basketball has already been active in the portal this offseason. The Orange has lost guard Quadir Copeland, forward Justin Taylor, center/forward Maliq Brown, center Mounir Hima, center William Patterson and center Peter Carey to the portal. Forward Benny Williams, who was dismissed from the team during the season, also went into the portal. While the portal taketh away, it also giveth. Syracuse landed Colorado center Eddie Lampkin and Delaware forward Jyare Davis from the portal to bolster its front court depth. Syracuse also added guard Jaquan Carlos out of Hofstra. Lampkin filled a huge need for the Orange and is one of the better low post offensive threats on the market. Davis added much needed experience and depth at power forward, while Carlos gives Syracuse a pure point guard.

‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: What Hofstra Transfer Jaquan Carlos Brings to Syracuse Basketball on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
Syracuse Basketball picked up Four-Star Hofstra transfer point-guard Jaquan Carlos. Carlos recently said, "I will help us by being a quarterback for them." Seems like Adrian Autry has himself a true floor general in the backcourt to go along with JJ Starling, Chance Westry, Elijah Moore, and Kyle Cuffe.

On this edition of Segment of the Week on Locked On Syracuse, Jackson Holzer explains what Jaquan Carlos brings to the Orange.

Keeping Up With The 315 4-26-24 (ESPN; radio; The 315)
Brian Starts things off today going over Portal Watch Day 40 where he goes over everything portal related, such as Dakota Leflew chatter, team needs, and more! Next, Brian discusses what Fran Brown has been able to do so far as head coach of Syracuse Football, the commits he’s gotten and more. Finally, Brian gives the Man Who Sort of Knows a ring for this weekends sports picks, and more!
‎Locked On Syracuse - Daily Podcast On Syracuse Orange Football & Basketball: How Syracuse Basketball Can Improve its Roster - Kadary Richmond? Ken Evans Jr.? on Apple Podcasts (apple.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
Syracuse Basketball missed out on transfer combo-guard Dakota Leffew. Adrian Autry's squad can use another scoring guard like Kadary Richmond, Wooga Poplar, and/or Ken Evans Jr. The Cuse need another depth big-man to go along with Eddie Lampkin and Naheem McLeod. And, the Orange also could use another shooter alongside Chris Bell.

Jackson Holzer tells you what Syracuse can still do with its three open scholarships left on this edition of the Locked On Syracuse Podcast.

Fizz Five 4/28:Transfer Portal Update, ACC Football Rankings, and Lacrosse Updates (orangeizz.net; podcast; Aitken & Shalam)

Tyler Aitken and Dan Shalam connect for another episode of Fizz Five to dive into Syracuse basketball, football, and lacrosse:

1. Dakota Leffew Picks Georgia (1:05)
2. Jaquan Carlos Commits (6:30)
3. William Patterson Transfers (11:27)
4. Locked On vs. CFBudge (14:07)
5. Lacrosse Postseason Update (18:57)

(youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
Syracuse Basketball missed out on transfer combo-guard Dakota Leffew. Adrian Autry's squad can use another scoring guard like Kadary Richmond, Wooga Poplar, and/or Ken Evans Jr. The Cuse need another depth big-man to go along with Eddie Lampkin and Naheem McLeod. And, the Orange also could use another shooter alongside Chris Bell.

Other

Buffalo-based restaurant chain closes its Onondaga County locations (PS; Doran)


A Buffalo-based restaurant chain has closed its two locations in Onondaga County, and appears to have abandoned plans to open a third area location.

Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill, a Buffalo-based chain that has a dozen locations in Western New York, has abruptly closed its locations in Destiny USA and in Camillus.


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AJ McLean and Joey Fatone, here last month in New York City, are coming to Syracuse this summer.Getty Images

Boy band icons will unite for opening night NYS Fair concert (PS; Domin)

Members of two of the biggest boys bands of all-time will come together for an opening night concert at the New York State Fair.

Longtime friends Joey Fatone of NSYNC and AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys will play on the Suburban Park Stage at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The show is free with admission to the NYS Fair.
 

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