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Syracuse walk-on Brendan Paul enters transfer portal

first_img Published on August 23, 2019 at 1:34 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Paul first started getting looks this summer at the Cleveland Am-Pro. He put up big scoring numbers through shooting the ball and “found a new love” for passing and creating opportunities. Some nights, he said he hovered around 35 points and 10-plus assists. Paul — against better competition — thrived.Haught, who worked with Paul over the summer and is the trainer for NBA stars D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker, noticed the buzz and interest directed at Paul. Haught has noticed a significant jump from Paul’s mental game over the past two years, which allows Paul to “lock-in” more easily.Over the summer, Paul split most of his days between the gym and the weight room. He played one-on-one games against pros and showed his progress in the Cleveland Am-Pro. Haught said Paul has always been unheralded in Cleveland basketball. He attended Hawken High School (Ohio), a small catholic school, and didn’t gain much exposure until he played the 2017-18 season with Brewster Academy (New Hampshire).  Haught said Paul put in the work this summer, and he was expecting to play.“If you’re never going to play (at Syracuse) this much time, you might as well explore your options,” Haught said. A few days before Paul left to go on Syracuse’s trip to Italy, Paul said Haught sat down with Paul’s father, Curt, and the two reached an understanding.“I just love the game,” Paul said. “And sitting on the bench… it can be hard.”Haught said there are a ton of teams reaching out with interest in Paul. Paul officially entered the portal Thursday night.He kept his decision quiet, only speaking with his family and close friends, and keeping it mostly to himself even as he played with his SU teammates in Italy. When he woke up this morning, he had 130 text messages.“He’s been an underdog his whole life and he carries that with him,” Haught said. “That’s his chip on his shoulder.”This story was updated with additional reporting. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse sophomore guard Brendan Paul entered the transfer portal and will explore leaving Syracuse, Paul confirmed to The Daily Orange.Paul, a walk-on at Syracuse, said he received feedback from his play over the summer and from his trainer, Robbie Haught, that pushed him to consider his options. Though entering the transfer portal could ultimately allow him to return to SU if his options aren’t attractive enough, Paul said he’s already been contacted on the phone by Missouri State and Appalachian State as of Friday afternoon.“I always knew I was capable of playing basketball at the Division I level, that’s why I decided to walk on to Syracuse,” Paul said. “Now knowing that I would have never ended up playing as much as I wanted to, I wanted to explore (my options).”last_img read more

LeBron James, Anthony Davis expected to play (briefly) in Lakers’ preseason opener

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers There was some good news on Friday: Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) was seen shooting off of both feet after practice, after shooting one-footed jumpers on Monday. But the 24-year-old isn’t scheduled for another MRI until after the team returns from China on Oct. 12, just 10 days before the season.The team isn’t sure how soon Kuzma will be able to return to playing shape once he’s re-evaluated.“He’s missed a significant amount of time already,” Vogel said. “We’ll see where he’s at when we get back from China. Hopefully, he’s cleared and we can start activating him for practice. We’ll be smart still.”As one of the team’s leading returning scorers, there’s an obvious use for Kuzma’s scoring ability and length on both ends of the court. While James snipped at a reporter Thursday for asking what the team is missing in Kuzma – “we know what we have in Kuzma” he insisted – he also acknowledged the void.“Multi-dimensional, talented,” he said. “Can shoot the ball from the outside. Can run the floor extremely well. He’s a 6-foot-9 forward, guard, whatever you need him (to be). He moves great without the ball.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years The Lakers feel as though they’ve already worked through a lot of things behind closed doors, even if not all of the answers will be revealed on Saturday. The biggest thing McGee said he was looking forward to is variety in his competition.“I’m tired of looking at these guys in the face,” he said. “I’m ready to look at some other people, and dunk on some other people.”COULD KUZMA MISS START OF SEASON?With one week of camp under their belts, the Lakers have been most cautious with Jared Dudley, who has sat out several scrimmage sessions and won’t play at Golden State on Saturday. But the concern is less about the 34-year-old’s sore knees, and more about protecting the shallow small forward depth as Kyle Kuzma’s prognosis remains frustratingly uncertain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs EL SEGUNDO — The LeBron-And-A.D. Era begins in earnest on Saturday evening. Just expect the debut to be brief.Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be ready to play against the Golden State Warriors in the Lakers’ first preseason game on Saturday (5 p.m.) in the newly minted Chase Center in San Francisco. But Coach Frank Vogel is risk-averse when it comes to playing his go-to players too long in exhibitions: It’s unlikely that either of the Lakers’ two most prominent stars will get a lot of floor time.“My preference is that your main guys play as little as possible,” he said Friday, as the team was preparing for its first flight of the season. “Basically have the mindset of only enough – as much as we need to get a rhythm, not more than that.”Vogel didn’t acknowledge a specific hard cap to either James’ or Davis’ minutes, saying the coaching staff would “feel it out” and would be looking for both rhythm and conditioning from the top-line Lakers. But neither will play a full game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBeyond the idea that those two stars will be the bedrock of the Lakers’ starting lineup, many other details of the rotation remain a mystery. It’s not clear who will start at center between JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard. While Danny Green is an expected starter at one guard position, the other is arguably the question of training camp, particularly with James expected to play point guard for much of the time while he’s on the floor.The biggest hint Vogel has given to how the playing time will be divvied up has come in the last few days, as he’s suggested that he’ll look for ways to stagger James and Davis, keeping one of the two on the floor for most of the game. But it’s unclear what the lineups will precisely look like around them in those instances, particularly with a diverse array of guards and wings who have dramatically different strengths.Given that James and Rajon Rondo are the Lakers’ most productive playmakers from last season (both averaged more than eight assists per game last year), Vogel acknowledged it makes sense to play Rondo alongside Davis as a ball-handler and creator when James rests. But the coach also continued to push the idea that Rondo, entering his 14th season, could become more of an off-ball shooting threat that could also play alongside James if needed.“Honestly, I like him out there with LeBron every bit as much, so it’s not a situation where I’m only going to try to pair him up with Anthony Davis,” he said. “I like those two guys together. Again, I think Rajon is going to have an exceptional year shooting the basketball this year, and he allows LeBron to exercise his versatility at coming off the ball.”Assuming both Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell play on Saturday, the Lakers will also get a look at how they match up defensively against two All-Star guards – the first such test in a Western Conference full of them. The Lakers’ plan is to start Davis at power forward alongside Howard or McGee at center. With James also starting, the Lakers could look at placing another defense-oriented wing next to Green (Avery Bradley, it’s worth noting, has drawn numerous rave reviews in camp).last_img read more


first_imgTWO men have been sent for trial, accused of the harassment and stalking of a woman.Brothers Peter and William Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where a book of evidence was served on them.Peter Gallagher, who is 23 and with an address at Drumcairn, Manorcunningham faces a charge of criminal damage on August 4, 2013 at Doorable, Manorcunningham. He faces a separate charge of harassment/stalking of a woman on May 9, 2013.He was remanded on bail of €150.Judge Paul Kelly ordered him not to contact any of the witnesses in the case whatsoever.Legal aid was granted. The judge told Peter Gallagher that he if he wished to rely on an alibi he had 14 days to submit this to the State.William Gallagher, who is 29, was also charged with causing criminal damage on August 4 last year.He was also charged with harassment stalking on July 27 last year.Judge Kelly also told him he must provide an alibi to the State if he planned to provide one at his circuit criminal court trial.He was also released on bail with a warning not to contact prosecution witnesses in the case.Legal aid was granted to both me.The case was adjourned to Letterkenny Circuit Court on July 15.BROTHERS ON STALKING CHARGES SENT FOR TRIAL TO CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalmanorcunninghamstalking chargeslast_img read more