Judah Mintz makes the Bob Cousy Award watch list

Judah Mintz makes the Bob Cousy Award watch list

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Judah Mintz averaged 16.3 points and 4.6 assists a game for the Orange last season.

Sophomore guard Judah Mintz was named one of the 20-watch list candidates for the 2024 Bob Cousy Award on Monday, according to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The award highlights the top point guard in Division 1 men’s college basketball. A committee of 20 of the top college basketball personnel decides the finalists.

In his freshman year, Mintz was an All-ACC Honorable Mention and made the ACC All-Freshman Team. The guard started in every one of the team’s 32 games, going for 16.3 points and 4.6 assists a game.

The Maryland native will look to build off of his strong freshman year and help lead the Orange back into March Madness for the first time since 2021.

Former Syracuse football star picks off pro-bowl quarterback in debut

Syracuse football alum and current Arizona Cardinal cornerback Garrett Williams snagged his first career NFL interception in his league debut.

Williams picked-off Pro-Bowl quarterback Geno Smith in the third quarter of the Cardinals’ game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Williams, who played for the Orange from 2020-2022, played a significant role in the Orange’s 6-0 start last season. He was the 72 pick in the NFL draft and rehabbed through the first six weeks of the year.

The rookie will look to build off the strong first game of his career on Sunday, when the Cardinals take on the Baltimore Ravens.

Miami Heat sign SU alum to a two-way deal

The defending Eastern Conference Champions Miami Heat signed Syracuse men’s basketball forward Cole Swider to a two-way deal on Saturday, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Swider, going into his second year in the association, played his rookie year on a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers before being waived this summer.

The 6-foot-9 forward was a strong shooter last year in the G League, making 43.6% of his triples in 27 regular season games.

He’ll look to contribute to a Miami Heat team that suffered shooting woes throughout the season last year.