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

Warriors CEO after Kevin Durant’s departure: ‘No player will ever wear No. 35 for the Warriors again’

first_img Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injury Knicks address missing out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving: ‘We continue to be upbeat and confident’ D’Angelo Russell free agency rumors: Warriors unexpectedly acquire guard in sign-and-trade with Nets “Three years ago, we were thrilled with the arrival of Kevin Durant,” Lacob said in part. “He provided our fans and franchise with numerous highlights during his stay here … and carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.”Today, as he starts a new chapter in his incredible career, we thank KD for all of his contributions, for being an integral part to one of the most prolific runs in NBA history and wish him well as he continues his Hall of Fame journey. As long as I am co-chairman of this team, no player will ever wear No. 35 for the Warriors again.” Related News Kevin Durant left his mark on the Golden State organization, and co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob assured that his time with the Warriors will be remembered in a special way.In a statement released Monday, the day after Durant reportedly signed a max deal with the Nets, Lacob addressed Durant’s departure. Durant averaged 26 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists for Golden State last season before he ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He is expected to miss all of next season.The 10-time All-Star won two championships and was named Finals MVP twice during his time with the Warriors. Now, he’ll be on another star-studded team with close friend Kyrie Irving, who reportedly agreed to a contract with the Nets on Sunday, as well.Brooklyn also reportedly inked center DeAndre Jordan — another close friend of Durant’s — to a deal, and agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Garrett Temple, according to ESPN.last_img read more

MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM: SINGLE MUM PLEADS FOR END TO HATE-FILLED COMMENTS

first_imgOn the eve of tomorrow’s Marriage Equality referendum, a single mum from Donegal has pleaded for an end to the insults and bitterness of the campaign.Donegal will vote tomorrow (Fri).Mired said that many members of her own family are voting in an opposite way to her but they have not fallen out.She has called for an end to the “hate filled comments” and for people to simply respect one another’s views. This is the full text of her email to Donegal Daily. I’ve been watching with interest, the goings-on surrounding the gay marriage issue. I have to say that I am terribly saddened by the angry, horrible, hate filled comments that I have been seeing on social media.It’s awful that strangers can verbally attack and accuse each other of all sorts of vile things, just because they have differing opinions. Where is the equality, democracy or freedom of speech in that? All I see is hate! Hearts full of hate! Where is the basic human respect? And I’m not talking about any one side in particular. I have seen nasty comments from both sides!I personally am voting NO in the referendum tomorrow. It is up to everyone else how they vote! I am voting no, not because I am anti – gay, but because I don’t want marriage to be redefined. I have relatives and friends who are gay and I have the utmost respect for them. My choice to vote no is not about being pro or anti gay. For me, it is about protecting Family and children. As a single mother I see the gap left in the lives of my children by the absence of their father. I see with all clarity, the hurt and damage that has been done to them. I believe that changing marriage will cause much more damage to future generations of children.I have been trying to imagine what it would be like to be a child who was born through surrogacy. How would I feel? Personally, I would feel rejected by my mother. I wouldn’t be able to understand how my mother could just give me away like that and want to have no contact with me – and all for MONEY!Could you imagine a teenager, starting to question their roots? It would be terrible. I just can’t vote for this. And from my experience as a single mum, I see that there are things that only a father could give to my children. They have no male role model in their lives and I wonder how this will impact on their future relationships.And I had to ask myself if I vote yes, will this change the lives of my gay comrades for the better, and I have come to the conclusion that life will not be any different for them after the referendum than it is now.Legally, they already can say ‘I do’, adopt children and claim the same tax breaks as married couples. I know from following this, that they want constitutional protection, which is fine. But what I can’t figure out is why they can’t do this without changing ‘marriage’ in the constitution? And funnily enough, in the course of my seeking the right course of action, I have discovered that I and my two children are not constitutionally considered to be a family and we have no protection constitutionally. I wonder would as many people stand up to fight for me and other single parent families to be recognised ‘constitutionally’ as a family!Where does it all end?It would be great if we could get through this referendum without any more insults and hate. Respect that we all view things differently. Some members of my family are voting no and some yes and none of us are tearing strips off each other about it.Mairead MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM: SINGLE MUM PLEADS FOR END TO HATE-FILLED COMMENTS was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CAMPIAGNdonegalMARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUMvotinglast_img read more