Legends of Syracuse Basketball

Legends of Syracuse Basketball

by Mike Waters
     
 

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A list of legends is significant not only for who makes the list, but who gets left off of it. If there are no obvious omissions, then the list of candidates was probably less than legendary in the first place. Not so in the case of the Syracuse University Orangemen. Calling roll on Syracuse’s all-time basketball greats can take up the greater part of a day.

Overview

A list of legends is significant not only for who makes the list, but who gets left off of it. If there are no obvious omissions, then the list of candidates was probably less than legendary in the first place. Not so in the case of the Syracuse University Orangemen. Calling roll on Syracuse’s all-time basketball greats can take up the greater part of a day. The school produced its first All-American, Lewis Castle, in 1912. More recently, Carmelo Anthony, one of the best freshmen to ever play college basketball, led the 2003 Orangemen to the school’s first NCAA championship. In between there were legends such as the incomparable Dave Bing, Roosevelt Bouie, and Louis Orr, who together formed the Louie and Bouie Show, along with names like Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Lawrence Moten, and John Wallace. Legends of Syracuse Basketball, now newly revised, features twenty-four players, one coach, and one special team. Of the players mentioned, seventeen played in the NBA. Within the book’s pages are stories straight from the legends’ teammates, their coaches, and the legends themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613213544
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
751,693
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Waters has covered Syracuse basketball for the Syracuse Post-Standard since 1989, watching and writing about Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Lawrence Moten, and the star of the 2003 national championship team, Carmelo Anthony. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and has received numerous awards from the USBWA as well as the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York State Associated Press, and the New York Newspaper Publishers Association.

Louis Orr is a former Syracuse basketball star and NBA player. He is currently the men’s basketball head coach at Bowling Green State University. He was formerly head coach at Seton Hall University, Siena College, and an assistant coach at Xavier University, Providence College, and Syracuse University.

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