Freshman guard Brycen Goodine enters transfer portal

first_img Published on March 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Goodine’s game-winning putback layup against Wake Forest was one of Syracuse’s highlights of the season, which ended abruptly. Individually, Goodine was trending upward as the season progressed because of strong on-ball defense, Goodine’s road to minutes next year looked similarly bleak. With Goodine, the Orange would’ve had six guards under scholarship next season.Kadary Richmond, a four-star recruit, further adds to the logjam at point guard which includes the injured Jalen Carey, Howard Washington and current starter Joseph Girard III. Comments Syracuse freshman guard Brycen Goodine has entered the transfer portal, according to Verbal Commits. Goodine played just 8.7 minutes per game and scored 1.9 points per outing in his first season with the Orange.“It is time for me to seek out a new beginning,” Goodine wrote in a Twitter post.Goodine started the season a game-to-game contributor. He played in SU’s first nine contests of the year, but due to ball security issues, inefficient scoring and an inability to hit any of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc, he fell out of the rotation. He appeared in just three of Syracuse’s next 10 games, playing just 10 minutes total over that stretch.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GHALCA G6 Preview: Ashantigold vs Berekum Chelsea

first_imgLeague champions Ashantigold face 2010 winners Berekum Chelsea in the opening game of the maiden GHALCA First Trust G6 tournament in Sekondi.Both teams enter this competition full of confidence after making significant improvements to their squads during the off season.This game will have a spicy edge to it after the protracted transfer of Chelsea striker Kofi Owusu who had openly declared his interest to play for the Miners. It was rumored he had sealed the deal only for Chelsea to refute the claims a few days later.Despite their ability to land Owusu, Ashantigold have bolstered their ranks with the services of left back Hudu Yakubu, attacker Dauda Mohammed, the Nuhu brothers; Alhassan Nuhu and Fuseini Nuhu both from New Edubiase and Isaac Amoah.Head coach Bashir Hayford will use the tournament to sharpen the rough edges of his side ahead of what looks a difficult continental journey.With the league yet to be started, the tournament will offer this new look Ashantigold without Fatau Dauda, Lawrence Lartey, Didier Kore and Yakubu Mohammed  the much needed match practice to keep them in prime condition for the tie against Algeria’s MO Bejaia.Their opponents Berekum Chelsea have also been active on the transfer front acquiring two prominent signings in former captain Abdul Basit and former U-17 star Saddick Adams.Solomon Odwo’s men despite signing these players have lost influential defender Richard Osei Agyemang and pacey winger Bennett Ofori to Asante Kotoko.Both teams will strive to win this game as they both have to face Asante Kotoko in their next fixture to stand any chance of topping the group to see either of them progressing to Sunday’s final. Ashantigold and Chelsea served a goal feast in their last league fixture drawing 2-2 in Berekum and should they follow this script, fans could be in for an entertaining start to the G6 tournament.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Billy Joe Saunders signs multi-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing

first_imgSaid Hearn: “This is a huge signing for us and the perfect place for Billy to be. Everyone in boxing knows how good Billy is and now he is going to get the chance to prove it against the elite.”Saunders has a 28-0 record and has been linked with a huge domestic showdown with Callum Smith at super middleweight next.Smith, who is also on Matchroom’s books, is the WBA “super” champion and has spoken of wanting to face WBO strap holder Saunders in a unification bout. Billy Joe Saunders has signed with Matchroom Boxing, after splitting with longtime promoter Frank Warren earlier this month.Two-weight world champion Saunders ended an 11-year partnership with Warren after being repeatedly frustrated in his bid to secure fights with world-renowned stars such as Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The 29-year-old has now instead teamed up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and again outlined a desire to make those blockbuster bouts happen.MORE: Watch more than 100 fight nights a year on DAZNSaunders has agreed to a multi-fight deal, with his next opponent to be confirmed next week.He said in a statement: “This move is going to benefit me massively. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing can put me right out on the branch for those big fights.Welcome to the team, @bjsaunders_Some BIG fights to be made pic.twitter.com/HO6VGfpfzW— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 13, 2019″I’m on Golovkin and Canelo’s turf. I’ve made this move to make them fights because I’m sick of hearing their bullsh— excuses.”Those fights make financial sense and they make sense because we’re on the same network.”last_img read more