Syracuse basketball recruiting: Target Quade Green earning more attention despite Peach Jam loss

first_img Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers 4-star point guard Quade GreenSyracuse reportedly offers 4-star, Class of 2017 shooting guard Brandon RandolphSyracuse offers 4-star Class of 2017 shooting guard Lonnie WalkerSyracuse basketball cracks 4-star power forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree’s top 8 Published on July 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Despite a blowout loss in the Peach Jam championship on Sunday afternoon, Syracuse target Quade Green used the tournament Nike Elite Youth Basketball League season to showcase why he’s had college basketball analysts reshuffling their rankings for the spring and summer.The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard’s performance earned him recent offers from Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State. SU offered him last summer.The PSA Cardinals (New York) point guard ran an offense that also featured two fellow Orange targets, forward Mohamed Bamba and wing Brandon Randolph. Green had 40 more assists in total league play than the second-highest player. His 21 points and six assists helped the Cardinals overcome an 18-point second-half deficit in the tournament’s semifinal on Saturday night.“He’s tough. Really, really tough,” Carl Arrigale, his coach at Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School, said. “To be that size and survive, you have to shoot. And he can. He’s not afraid of anything.”Scout.com considered the four-star guard the 51st best prospect in March, but after winning the state class AAA championship and averaging 10.5 assists per game during the EYBL season, he’s up to five stars and No. 20. He’s jumped at least 15 spots on ESPN.com and 247Sports.com as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere is a 71 percent chance Green chooses Duke, 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predicts.Green likes Syracuse and has a good relationship with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara, Arrigale said. Arrigale has played a fast, small-ball lineup with man defense since Green’s been at Neumann-Goretti, but he doesn’t think Green would have trouble transitioning to zone or struggle with size because he’s consistently matched up with players 4 and 5 inches taller than him in high school.Green has started for the Philadelphia basketball powerhouse since his sophomore year. He hit two buzzer-beating game-winners that season, Arrigale said, one in front of a jeering student section after losing the lead against future University of Nevada Las Vegas standout Derrick Jones. The other came against a player that a ranking site listed ahead of Green for best point guard in the city.“He plays with a little chip on his shoulder, in a good way,” Arrigale said. “He’s thinking about who’s ahead of him on whatever ranking. … His size doesn’t worry me. He’s not much different than Gerry (McNamara). Those two see eye to eye.“And when’s the last time (Syracuse) cut the nets down?” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If he commits, he will be Syracuse’s second scholarship guard under 6 feet tall since at least the 1992-93 season. Five-foot-10 James Thues played the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons at Syracuse before transferring to Detroit. Thues didn’t shoot much, but he played the role of pickpocket, ranking sixth nationally with 101 steals during the 01-02 season.Putting Green at the top of SU’s 2-3 zone defense would be a departure from the norm for SU head coach Jim Boeheim, who traditionally recruits tall, rangy guards with long wingspans. Syracuse’s last four point guards have been 6-foot-6 Michael Carter-Williams, 6-foot-3 Tyler Ennis and Kaleb Joseph and 6-foot-7 Michael Gbinije.However, using smaller guards is not unprecedented. 2007 and 2008 point man Jonny Flynn stood 6 foot.“Quade’s not afraid of whoever’s in front of him, or the moment,” Arrigale said. “He doesn’t think anybody’s better than him, 5-5 or 6-5.”last_img read more

Champions League round-up: Dortmund beat Real Madrid

first_imgBorussia Dortmund top Champions League Group D after an impressive 2-1 victory over Spanish champions Real Madrid.Robert Lewandowski’s opening goal for the German side was quickly cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo but Marcel Schmelzer gave Dortmund the win.Porto and Malaga extended their 100% win record in this season’s competition to top their respective groups.Continue reading the main story “It feels overwhelming. It was a sensational evening.”Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen KloppPorto beat Dynamo Kiev 3-2 in Group A while Malaga secured a 1-0 home win over AC Milan in Group C. It was an another impressive victory for Malaga, who missed a 45th-minute penalty before beating the seven-time European champions.Joaquin Sanchez was the guilty man, hammering his spot-kick against the crossbar after Kevin Constant had brought down Jesus Gamez.But Sanchez made amends midway through the second half when he fired Manuel Iturra’s lob pass past goalkeeper Marco Amelia from a tight angle.The Italian side remain second in Group C, after Zenit St Petersburg beat Anderlecht 1-0, Alexander Kerzhakov scoring from the spot following Milan Jovanovic’s foul on Alexander Anyukov.Porto led three times against Dynamo Kiev at the Estadio do Dragao, with Jackson Martinez’s strike 12 minutes from time proving decisive. Before that, Silvestre Varela had pounced on Lucho Gonzalez’s cut-back to give the 2004 champions the lead, which was cancelled out by Oleg Gusev’s close-range header.Porto, intent on maintaining their best European start since the 1999-2000 season, regained the initiative when Colombian Martinez collected James Rodriguez’s through-ball and rounded Yevgen Khacheridy before shooting past visiting keeper Alexander Shovkovskiy.Brown Ideye put Dynamo back level with a shot that deflected in off home player Helton but Porto would not be denied as Martinez grabbed his second of the game to claim the points. Paris St Germain are second in Group A, three points behind Porto, after goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic – his 12th of the season for club and country – and Jeremy Menez gave them a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.In Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s side ensured Real Madrid’s shocking record on German soil continued. The Spanish side have suffered 17 defeats in 24 games in the country, with their sole win coming 12 years ago.They looked to have given themselves a chance of claiming something from the game when Ronaldo lifted the ball over keeper Roman Weidenfeller and into the net to equalise barely two minutes after Lewandowski had fired the home side ahead.But Borussia were the more positive side and were rewarded when Schmelzer fired home from the edge of the area on 64 minutes.“It feels overwhelming. It was a sensational evening, and you can only imagine something like this in your wildest dreams,” said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.Madrid boss Jose Mourinho said: “It was a strange match. Neither team was better, but it was an incredibly difficult game. “They were very organised and defended very well. Dortmund deserved the victory, but we had our chances to win the game.”Group B is much tighter now following Arsenal’s home defeat by Schalke and Olympiakos’s last-gasp victory at Montpellier.Kostas Mitroglou’s injury-time strike gave the Greeks their first points in this season’s competition after Vasilis Torosidis had equalised Gaetan Charbonnier’s opener for the home side.Olympiakos are now three points behind second-placed Arsenal, who trail leaders Schalke by a point. Montpellier are bottom with one point.last_img read more