The 14th annual Coaches vs Cancer Basket Ball is coming this Monday, October 7th at and two of the biggest starts at the Albany Capital Center will be in Syracuse orange.

Joseph Girard III is being honored in memory of his grandfather and Orange assistant coach Gerry McNamara will be here with New York state's all-time leading scorer in high school basketball history. McNamara was a constant presence in the recruitment of Girard III to Syracuse and the support continues with CvC on Monday.

The other honorees include Old Dominion head coach Jeff Jones and Iowa forward Patrick McCaffery, both of whom are cancer survivors.

Girard III and McNamara joined Big Board Sports on Friday to talk about Coaches vs Cancer and the Syracuse season ahead which is a month away.