A Recruiting Mistake is Hurting Syracuse Basketball
The Syracuse University basketball grabbed a 70-55 win over the Miami Hurricanes last night. Despite the win, the Orange have a long way to go before they get themselves back into the discussion as an NCAA tournament worthy team. ESPN broadcaster Doug Sherman joined Levack and Goz this week and explained why missing on signing capital region prospect Kevin Huerter may be the reason why the Orange are not winning this season.
I don’t know that Kevin Huerter would have went to Syracuse but a kid out of Shenendehowa who was Mr. Basketball in the state of New York was offered by Syracuse and was considering them but if I understand correctly Syracuse wanted him but not this year. They wanted him to go to prep school as they were moving puzzle pieces around, they viewed Kevin as they wanted him for 2017-18 as a freshman and Kevin wanted to be in college ball this year. Now would that offer have been pliable if Syracuse had more roster pliability if not on the NCAA sanctions, perhaps. So now we just saw Huerter now a starter at Maryland a very good Maryland team score 26 points the other day, while Syracuse was losing to a bad Boston College team, that I couldn't help but think and watch. Boy if you put Huerter someone who handles the ball well, handles the game well, knows the game, and can knock down shots, and make plays, on that Syracuse team how much better everybody on the floor would be.
The former Mr.Basketball in New York Huerter, is averaging 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists as a true freshman for the Maryland Terrapins. The full interview with Doug Sherman is below. If Syracuse would have signed Huerter, would the Orange be an NCAA tournament team? Let us know below.