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Insult to Injury: Marcus Adams No Longer Visiting Syracuse This Weekend

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At this point, can you blame him? Syracuse enters this weekend’s showdown with Wake Forest having lost four straight games by 17+ points for the first time in over 60 years, with its defense at an all-time low, and with one of the most dejected times for the fanbase in recent memory. Why would you want to come to the 315 if you’re Marcus Adams?

Nonetheless, this is still a stinging blow for SU fans (though probably not nearly as stinging as the Yellow Jackets last night). Adams was originally scheduled to pay a visit to the 315 this weekend for the Orange’s regular-season finale against Wake Forest. It was shaping up to be a great weekend with the 20th anniversary of the 2003 team along with Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick getting their jerseys retired in front of what should be a packed Dome. It was an opportunity to give Adams one heck of an impression, but now that dark cloud looms over.

It was always going to be tough because there is a multitude of top-tier programs in the race for Adams, including Kansas, Indiana, Texas, and the UCLA program he is visiting this weekend. It’s a perfect weekend to do so as well. The 4th-ranked Bruins host 8th-ranked Arizona in arguably their biggest game of the regular season. If you have a way to convince Adams that Syracuse-Wake Forest this weekend is a more meaningful game, we would love to hear your argument.

Sure, it’s not over until pen hits paper, but in what world could Adams somehow find his way back here? He wouldn’t be able to see a game on campus until November, and chances are it won’t exactly be against a high-caliber opponent. And considering Adams lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, he theoretically could’ve visited UCLA whenever he wanted. But nope, it had to be this weekend.

Except for Elijah Moore and William Patterson in recent weeks, the same old train on the recruiting front has been chugging along for Syracuse. We get so excited at the possibility of players committing after some hype builds up, only for SU to strike out swinging in brutal fashion. After yesterday’s events, with Adams canceling his visit and the Orange playing in what can hardly be described as a basketball game, optimism is at an all-time low. We may have been wrong a week and a half ago. It’s already bad on the court, but what’s going on off the court provides a new meaning of rock bottom.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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