Thursday, January 19, 2012

Five Questions: Syracuse

The next edition of my "Five Questions" series features the "Biggest Fan of the Big East" fellow contest from Syracuse & fellow blogger Nicole Hering. Here are her answers to my five questions!

What team are you most looking forward to playing in Big East play?

What's great about Syracuse basketball program is every Big East game is something we look forward to, but after last year I think its safe to say that for the current #1 team, UConn has a huge target on their back :)

What is the biggest improvement Syracuse has made this year from last year?

While the Syracuse program and team has clearly shown some serious improvements collectively, I think it all ladders back to one player who gave it his all in the off season: Fab Melo. Seeing Melo this season in comparison last year is a complete transformation and you can see it on the court. His improved athleticism has directly affected the greater teams' performance and we are so excited to see where his next two years are Syracuse bring us!

(Photo, Senior Kris Joseph, One Of 25 Wooden Award Finalists)

Who is your favorite player on the team?

Current, Scoop Jardine; Former, Carmelo Anthony!!!!

What quiet player will become a standout player before the year is over?

Our freshman are having more court time than your average first year player this year. No one ever expects a game changer from them but I think Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams have their fair share of cheers ahead of them

What is the best part about playing in the Big East?

I think any Big East alum would say the same: even though the conference is a teenager in the grand scheme of NCAA basketball, the rivalries are without a doubt unparalleled by any other conference in the nation. I'll always have a sweet spot for Syracuse naturally, but the competition is my fuel throughout every winter with each and every conference game.

[bonus] What is your prediction for the score of the Notre Dame - Syracuse game?

Cuse: 83 Notre Dame: 76

A big thank you to Nicole for stopping by the blog and answering my five questions! Please stop by her blog and show her some Big East love!

But don't forget to stop by my "Biggest Fan of the Big East" profile and (please) cast a vote my way!

And watch for me at the game as I (hopefully) cheer, cheer the Irish on to victory!



1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to sneak this post in. I was curious what Nicole would say. This game is going to be a true test of character and talent for the Irish. We'll need the crowd to really get into the game! Good luck, and have a GREAT time on campus Lisa. GO IRISH!!!!