• Reminder: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

    There’s a link in the top navigation bar for Amazon.com. Purchases made via this link help support Syracusefan.com.

Tyus Battle chosen as 1st team preseason All American by Athlon Sports

cliftonparksufan

Iggy Award Magistrate
Joined
Aug 14, 2011
Messages
9,243
Likes
11,969
#1
along with RJ Barrett/Duke, Carsen Edwards/Purdue, Ethan Happ/Wisconsin and Shamorie Ponds/St Johns. He was also picked as the #3 best player in their top 100 list behind Barrett and Edwards. Congrats to Tyus. I have to think about the last time we had a 1st team preseason AA. Maybe Hakim Warrick. Am I missing someone?

Oshae is picked as the 63rd best player and PC is picked as the 5th best rim protector.

Congrats to all of them. It's a good time to be Orange.
 

Delmar

All Conference
Joined
Nov 12, 2013
Messages
2,613
Likes
5,231
#5
Happ is still at Wisconsin?? He must be on the Pascal extended plan!!!
Happ is still at Wisconsin?? He must be on the Pascal extended plan!!!
Happ has a Carl Krauser scholarship to Wisconsin. It allows him 8 years of eligibility. It's only superseded by the Darius Lane scholarship which is valid for a whole decade.

The Syracuse equivalent to this is the Gerry McNamara scholarship which is good for 6 years and 9 f'ing games.
 
Last edited:

IthacaMatt

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,787
Likes
10,216
#6
along with RJ Barrett/Duke, Carsen Edwards/Purdue, Ethan Happ/Wisconsin and Shamorie Ponds/St Johns. He was also picked as the #3 best player in their top 100 list behind Barrett and Edwards. Congrats to Tyus. I have to think about the last time we had a 1st team preseason AA. Maybe Hakim Warrick. Am I missing someone?

Oshae is picked as the 63rd best player and PC is picked as the 5th best rim protector.

Congrats to all of them. It's a good time to be Orange.

Wes Johnson made 1st team AA in 2010.
 

CusefanATL

2018 Iggy Post Season Record NCAA Winner
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
9,493
Likes
9,508
#8
along with RJ Barrett/Duke, Carsen Edwards/Purdue, Ethan Happ/Wisconsin and Shamorie Ponds/St Johns. He was also picked as the #3 best player in their top 100 list behind Barrett and Edwards. Congrats to Tyus. I have to think about the last time we had a 1st team preseason AA. Maybe Hakim Warrick. Am I missing someone?

Oshae is picked as the 63rd best player and PC is picked as the 5th best rim protector.

Congrats to all of them. It's a good time to be Orange.
Oshae at 63 is the most disrespectful thing I've heard in 10 years.

Just wait...
 

cliftonparksufan

Iggy Award Magistrate
Joined
Aug 14, 2011
Messages
9,243
Likes
11,969
#12
Oshae is a monster. I am baffled by the underestimation of him. They will play the games and people will see. The guy is going to take the nation by storm this year.
I am the Prez of the OB fan club. I expect him to be able to finish more around the rim this year and still get fouled as much.
 

IthacaMatt

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,787
Likes
10,216
#15
Oshae is a monster. I am baffled by the underestimation of him. They will play the games and people will see. The guy is going to take the nation by storm this year.
Only if we have enough guys who can make threes, and he finishes better through contact. I think the chances are that he's going to explode on to the national scene this year, but he has to put in the work. He has to get better. I do believe he can do it.
 

CusefanATL

2018 Iggy Post Season Record NCAA Winner
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
9,493
Likes
9,508
#16
Maybe at the end of the year it will look disrespectful, but based on last years performance I don't think it's out of line at all.
I didn’t look at the list but how many freshmen are ranked higher than 63?
 

two3zone

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 23, 2013
Messages
12,181
Likes
16,078
#18
It's actually a good thing.
Let everyone underestimate him and the Orange.
Remember 2003: from unranked to champs.
The fact is this team may have one of the best guard-forward combos in America.
We were criminally underrated going into the season having the best recruit in the country coming in.
 

CusefanATL

2018 Iggy Post Season Record NCAA Winner
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
9,493
Likes
9,508
#21
12 freshman, 11 sophs, 21 juniors, 18 seniors.

A lot more upperclassmen then I would think. I guess the testing the water policy is helping college basketball.
Point being is what did those 12 frosh do last year to earn a higher ranking than Oshae?
 

CusefanATL

2018 Iggy Post Season Record NCAA Winner
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
9,493
Likes
9,508
#22
12 freshman, 11 sophs, 21 juniors, 18 seniors.

A lot more upperclassmen then I would think. I guess the testing the water policy is helping college basketball.
and you flat out can not tell me that there were 11 rooks last year that were better than oshae (on top of all the 1 and dones)
 

RF2044

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
20,655
Likes
46,751
#25
I can only imagine how much he's expanded his game, from preparing for last summer's NBA draft and spending the summer working with specialist trainers.

It isn't going to take much for him to take his already impressive game to the next level. Just imagine a little bit more efficiency, a little better shooting, a little more refinement off of the bounce. He's going to be a handful.
 


Top Bottom