Syracuse adds 3-star Class of 2019 guard Brycen Goodine

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first_imgThree-star shooting guard Brycen Goodine committed to Syracuse on Wednesday night, he announced on Twitter.“I went to the school and just fell in love with it,” Goodine told the Daily Orange. “It was awesome. I could just tell that it’s a family up there and I wanted to be a part of it.”The Class of 2019 recruit chose the Orange after a short, heavy recruiting period this summer, Goodine said. He picked SU over Boston College, reportedly his only other offer. 247Sports.com reported that Goodine received interest from Connecticut, Florida and California, among others. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard from St. Andrews (Rhode Island) School is ranked the 30th shooting guard in the 2019 class and second-best player out of Massachusetts, per 247Sports. Goodine is the SU’s first commitment in Jim Boeheim’s 2019 class.Syracuse first saw Goodine at Nike EYBL Peach Jam, where he averaged 4.6 points per game on 25 percent shooting from the field. The Orange’s assistant coach Gerry McNamara attended every game the high school junior played in, Goodine said, but that he didn’t introduce himself until soon after in Florida.Former SU assistant Mike Hopkins had a good relationship with St. Andrews coach Mike Hart, but Hopkins departed Syracuse in March for Washington.“He’s done great (in recruiting),” Hart said of McNamara.Goodine was playing in the AAU Nationals and the AAU Super Showcase in Florida in July when he met McNamara.“He’s been everywhere,” Hart said, “but he just decided this was the place.”Hart described his player as a “sweet-shooting point guard.” He also said Goodine can score and pass. He played more off the ball at St. Andrews last year, but Hart plans to move him more onto the ball this season.“He’s very good defensively, too,” Hart said. “And he’s no maintenance. Not low maintenance, no maintenance.”Hart met Goodine when Goodine’s mother stopped Hart at a basketball game between Rhode Island and Brown. Then, after talking for a short time, Goodine enrolled at St. Andrews.If no current Syracuse player leaves for the draft, Goodine will join Tyus Battle and Elijah Hughes as the team’s shooting guards. Comments Published on September 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_imgThis year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.The supersport.com website reports that nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are football fans. On Tuesday, the world’s biggest online social network is adding new features to help fans follow the World Cup – the world’s most widely viewed sporting event – which takes place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13.Facebook users will be able to keep track of their favourite teams and players throughout the tournament in a special World Cup section, called “Trending World Cup.”Available on the Web as well as mobile devices, the hub will include the latest scores, game highlights, as well as a feed with tournament-related posts from friends, players and teams.In addition, an interactive map will show where the fans of top players are located around the world.  The company is also launching a page called FacebookRef, where fans can see commentary about the matches from “The Ref,” Facebook’s official tournament commentator.Social media activity during big sporting events such as the Olympics has soared in recent years and should continue as user numbers grow. In 2010, when the last World Cup took place in South Africa, Facebook had just 500 million users. Now there are just that many football fans (people who have “liked” a team or a player) on the site, the company says.Facebook has recently focused on making its mobile app usable on simple phones that use slower data speeds since many of its newest users are in developing countries.  As a result, Rebecca Van Dyck, head of consumer marketing at Facebook, said the World Cup hub will also be available on so-called “feature phones.” Here the section will be “little less graphical” than what’s shown on smartphones and on the Web, she said, but will include the same information.In a nod to Twitter, Facebook earlier this year began displaying trending topics to show users the most popular topics at any given moment. The feature is currently available in the US, UK., India, Canada and Australia.”This is our first foray into this, especially for a big sporting event like this,” Van Dyck said. “We’re going to see how this goes. If people enjoy the experience it’s something we’d like to push on.” Facebook, which counts 81 percent of its users outside the US and Canada, is unveiling its World Cup features at a time when the company is working to become a place for more real-time, public conversations about big events- a la Twitter. Such events attract big advertising dollars, though the company is not saying how much money it expects to make from World Cup-related ads.Not to be outdone, Twitter touted in a blog post last week that the “the only real-time #WorldCup global viewing party will be on Twitter, where you can track all 64 matches, experience every goal and love every second, both on and off the pitch.”Fans can follow individual teams or players and use the hashtag #WorldCup to tweet about the matches, and follow official accounts such as @FIFAWorldCup, @ussoccer for the United States team and @CBF-Futebol for Brazil’s soccer governing body, for example.The World Cup is the planet’s most widely viewed sporting event. According to Fifa, which organises the tournament, an estimated 909.6 million viewers watched at least one minute of the final 2010 game when Spain beat the Netherlands.  In comparison, nearly 900 million people watched at least part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. On Twitter, more than 24.9 million tweets were sent out during this year’s Super Bowl in the US, up from 13.7 million just two years earlier.Because it takes place over several weeks, marketers are gearing up for “a marathon, not a sprint,” said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst for research firm eMarketer.”Developing countries will be a key target for global brands,” she said. “They will work hard to capture the attention of soccer fans in Latin America, Asia, Africa.  The challenges (include the fact) that all the games are taking place in one place and the customers and marketers are in multiple time zones. This will require around the clock marketing.”For fans traveling to Brazil for the game and hoping to tweet and post about it on Facebook, the country’s mobile communications services might pose their own challenge. Dropped voice calls are common even without the hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descending on the country. Accessing the Internet can be incredibly slow, and there’s even some worry about network blackouts.”World Cup visitors won’t be able to communicate the way they want to,” Christopher Gaffney, a visiting professor at Rio de Janeiro’s Federal Fluminense University whose research focuses on Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup and Olympics. “Instagram, Twitter, social media will not function at world class levels but at Brazilian levels, so people visiting Brazil will experience the frustrations we face every day.”last_img read more