Maliq Brown the latest player to enter the transfer portal

Brown the third player to enter the transfer portal

Sports SUmmary: McNamara named Siena head coach, men’s lacrosse players earn All-America attention.

Syracuse's Maliq Brown (#1) looks for an open teammate during Saturday's game against Pitt at the JMA Wireless Dome.
Maliq Brown, seen here looking for an open teammate during a game against Pitt on Dec. 20, joined four teammates in the transfer portal.

Syracuse men’s basketball sophomore center Maliq Brown has entered the transfer portal, according to a report from Joe Tipton of

Brown averaged 9.5 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game last season. He also led the ACC in steals with 71 in 32 contests. 

Brown’s decision comes as somewhat of a surprise, after last month he implied in an interview with that he planned on returning to Syracuse for his junior year. 

The sophomore is now the fifth player from Adrian Autry’s 2023-2024 roster to enter the transfer portal. The others are sophomores guard Justin Taylor, guard Quadir Copeland, center Peter Carey, and forward Benny Williams.

Longtime assistant named head coach at Siena

NCAA Champion and longtime Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara has been named the 19th head coach at Siena College. 

McNamara still stands as the record-holder for the most threes made in a season and career three-pointers at Syracuse. His jersey number was retired last year. 

McNamara has been a part of the team’s coaching staff since 2011 and got numerous players to the NBA. 

Eight Orange receive midseason All-America recognition

Eight Syracuse men’s lacrosse players earned Midseason All-America attention from Inside Lacrosse. IL announced its Midseason Teams and honorable mentions last Friday. 

Graduate goalie Will Mark was the lone First Team member. Sophomore attack Joey Spallina and fifth-year midfield Jake Stevens earned Second Team recognition. Both fifth-year faceoff specialist Mason Kohn and sophomore defense Billy Dwan received third-team honors.

Sophomore midfielder Michael Leo, junior short-stick defensive midfielder Carter Rice and senior long-stick midfielder Saam Olexo were honorable mentions.  

The team is currently No.4 in Inside Lacrosse Polls rankings; they play Cornell Tuesday at 7 pm in Ithaca.