Late September means two things on The Hill: SU football is playing its annual D1-AA (FCS) foe as Maine comes to town this weekend.
It also means hoops is less than two months from tipoff, so Midnight Madness is quickly approaching.
The team has lost three well-publicized starters and clearly has holes to fill. So relax and letThe Fizz give you a refresher for the 2009 incoming.
First, there is the anointed heir to Jonny Ice at point guard, Brandon Triche, who I spoke to before the summer.
Simply put, the kid is a beast and confident. He’s also 6’3″, so he’s got that goin’ for him at PG. Which is nice.
There is also DaShonte Riley (pictured), who is a lanky, skinny, freshman center tagged as more of a project.
That vaguely reminds us of a kid named Sean Williams and we all know how that turned out. But Riley is also seen as a more developed offensive player.
Rounding out the order is forward James Southerland, who has the potential to be a spark off the bench this year if Kris Joseph can’t get things going.
The Orange fanbase is salivating at the potential class of ’10 (led by Fab Melo), but we could have big excitement at the Dome one season early.