Joe Girard: B
There’s nobody in college basketball that’s a more dangerous shooter when the time of the game is meaningless than Joe Girard. JG3 somehow found a way to post 20 points but most of his buckets came when the game was well out of reach and simply did not matter.
Judah Mintz: A-
The point guard played very well. Mintz was aggressive all night and created his own offense through dribble drives, steals, and jump shots. The freshman really showed his all-around ability as a basketball player and really was the lone bright spot for this team against the Blue Devils. Mintz has scored 15+ points now in each of his last six games.
Jesse Edwards: F
Syracuse had no inside presence in this game and that’s evidenced by Edwards’ stats. The center shot just three times and only corralled a handful of rebounds. Unless you’re a team that can light it up from downtown you won’t win many, if any games with zero interior game. Edwards had been playing so well over the last the couple games so this was a massive surprise.
Maliq Brown: C
Brown did what he could but struggled to chip in on the offensive end and wasn’t the steady-hand rebounder that we’ve become accustomed to lately. This was a big stage for the young freshman so it’s understandable that he would be inconsistent. Brown doesn’t have much in his offensive arsenal in terms of post moves and finesse and that is going to catch up with him eventually like it did yesterday.
Chris Bell: F
Bell had another “Bell Game.” That entails no making shots, not rebounding, and not contributing at all to a winning effort. The frosh played just 10 minutes today and it’s because Coach Boeheim said “he saw nothing from him.”