Syracuse basketball recruiting: Forward Oshae Brissett becomes 1st member of SU’s 2017 class

first_imgClass of 2017 forward Oshae Brissett has verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced Saturday night. He chose SU over offers from Oregon, Memphis and Southern California, among others.Brissett is the Orange’s first commit in the 2017 class. He’s ranked with four stars by ESPN, with three stars by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and with three stars according to Scout.com.247Sports’ composite ranking lists Brissett as the 138th best player in the 2017 class. Brissett is listed at 6 feet 9 inches and 190 pounds according to multiple recruiting sites. He’s a native of Ontario, Canada.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext season, Syracuse has five available scholarships if all eligible players return. SU’s forwards eligible to play in 2017-18 are Paschal Chukwu, Tyler Lydon, Matthew Moyer and Taurean Thompson. The Orange will have 11 scholarships — rather than the typical 13 — as a result of the NCAA’s sanctions against SU. Published on November 13, 2016 at 11:54 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentslast_img read more

Rajon Rondo’s broken hand leaves Lakers stunned, determined to keep winning

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “It kind of caught me off guard,” Ingram said. “He stayed in the game. I know he was shaking his hand a little bit, but he stayed in there and he toughed it out. I think that showed the extreme care he has for this group.”Since Lonzo Ball took over the starting spot while Rondo served a three-game suspension for his role in the altercation with Chris Paul in the Lakers’ home opener, Rondo has worked well with the second unit. He appeared to be developing healthy chemistry with Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and newcomer Tyson Chandler as the Lakers improved to 8-6.Rondo finished Wednesday’s game without scoring, though he had three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We’re gonna miss him in the time he’s out, but the next person’s gotta step up,” said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, one of the Lakers’ guards who could be counted on to be that next person.“Me and Rondo are good friends,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We talk a lot, do film sessions outside of practice, and he just always tells me to do what I do: Shoot the ball and be relaxed. Rondo is a big key to that second unit, now we’ve just gotta continue to play hard and like we’re capable of playing.”Caldwell-Pope said he right away knew that Rondo had been injured.“When he did get the rebound, he put his hands down, and I saw his facial expression, so I knew something was wrong,” Caldwell-Pope said.Brandon Ingram said he didn’t immediately notice, however. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img For the season – his 13th in the NBA and first with the Lakers – he was averaging 9.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, the Lakers pointed out Wednesday, were his contributions as a leader.“Rondo does a lot for our team, you know?” Chandler said. “Vocally, defensively, keeping our second unit intact. Unfortunately, you have this in the league, so the next man’s gotta step up – and it can’t be one guy. Whenever a player goes down, one guy’s not gonna replace him. It has to be a team effort.”Said Josh Hart: “We have a lot of play-makers and you can’t replicate what he brings, his basketball IQ and his unselfishness, but other guys gotta step up.”“It’s gonna be tough having him out, but (I) just wish him a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have him back,” said Ball, the second-year guard who played well during Rondo’s absence earlier this season but has been inconsistent since he returned.“It’s tough. He’s one of our captains, one of our leaders,” James said. “I heard we got great surgeons here in L.A., so get right to it, start his rehab as fast as possible. Get going.“I know Rondo hates the fact of what he’s going through right now, but we all have to pick him up in his absence.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs LOS ANGELES — Just as things appeared to be getting on track for the Lakers, this 2018-19 rollercoaster ride veered hard and threw them for a violent loop: veteran point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right hand when his hand hit the floor during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Lakers coach Luke Walton said.He’s expected to miss up to four weeks, according to the team.“Next man up, next man up,” said LeBron James, voicing a sentiment that echoed through every corner of the locker room Wednesday.On the night James surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the No. 5 all-time scorer in NBA history and the Lakers won their fourth consecutive game, much of the postgame conversation and concern was with Rondo’s injury – and how the Lakers would deal with his absence. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

Divock Origi injury: update on Liverpool striker’s ankle damage

first_img Liverpool striker Divock Origi was stretchered off with an ankle injury during Liverpool’s victory over Everton Liverpool thrashed Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night, but it wasn’t all smiles for the Reds.Divock Origi, who scored the opening goal at Anfield, was stretchered off following a terrible challenge from Ramiro Funes Mori – of which the Toffees defender was shown a red card.The Liverpool striker’s ankle turned under the impact from Mori, forcing a stretcher onto the field in the 54th minute.After the victory, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted the incident had left a dark cloud over the game.The early diagnosis is that Origi has twisted his ankle ligament(s), not suffering a break, though the club are awaiting results from further tests. 1last_img read more