But we'd take Tucker instead. Injured early on at ECU but started towards the end of the season. Syracuse, N.Y. -- Elijah Hughes, a 6-foot-6 wing who spent his freshman year at East Carolina, has decided to transfer to Syracuse University. 6' 6 G/forward with insane hops. Syracuse star forward talks Duke loss. A 3-star recruit out of high school, according to 247Sports, Hughes had limited interest from major programs and spent his first season at East Carolina, where he averaged 7.8 points per game. Keep journalists asking the hard questions. Hughes had visited Seton Hall earlier this week. Mandatory Credit: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online. Excited to see how he develops, because he seems to have the talent. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. JB has liked him for a long time apparently. Autry had seen Hughes play several years earlier. This video is unavailable. Add New. I don't think we'll get Wilson. Michael McAllister Mar 9, 8:30 PM . The definitive source for all Rivals news. I like Hughes' potential. Syracuse's small forward getting into rhythm offensively, Syracuse forward ready for his first season in Orange amid high expectations. He developed late physically in HS so the big names stayed away. It didn’t take long for Hughes to make a decision, as he committed at the end of his junior year in June of 2015. Shu wanted him bad. Hughes averaged 7.8 points per game for East Carolina as a freshman this past season. Michael McAllister Mar 7, 5:50 PM . re: Tucker - don't hold your breath. Elijah Hughes, a 6-foot-6 wing who spent one year at East Carolina, has decided to transfer to Syracuse University. The wing transferred after his freshman season and eventually earned a much bigger role at Syracuse, starting every game he's played over the past two years while averaging 16.3 points in 34.6 minutes per game. ECU actually looked very promising at the end of last year. Also, while Wilson is an athletic freak, he's BJ Johnson in stature without the jump shot - we all saw how BJ struggled in the back of the zone vs. bigger teams. Really exciting stuff here. Elijah Hughes. A 3-star recruit out of high school, according to 247Sports, Hughes had limited interest from major programs and spent his first season at East Carolina, where he averaged 7.8 points per game. As a transfer, Hughes would have to sit out the 2017-18 season. Hughes also knows current Syracuse players Taurean Thompson and Tyus Battle. Once he got acclimated to the college game, he put up some big performances vs. quality teams (15 pts. Mandatory Credit: Initra Marilyn, The Juice Online. Solid Solid pick up. Great to hear! Cuse should be able to develop him to a high caliber player. While Hughes still has one year of eligibility remaining, he's already four years out of high school and is coming off a solid season. Rated the 195th best player in the country by 247 Sports, he was originally offered by East Carolina (ECU) in December of 2014. Hughes led the ACC in scoring at 19.0 points per game on his way to become a first-team All-Conference player. Elijah Hughes. vs. Cincy, 15 vs. SMU, 17 vs. Temple etc.). 6-5, 205 lbs — From Beacon, NY (South Kent School) Rankings. Here's hoping for the South Florida grad-transfer. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. He was a really good shooter in HS that never translated last year at ECU. Gary Parrish gives an in-depth look into Syracuse guard Elijah Hughes. Think of him is a 2018 freshman. Syracuse star forward talks Duke loss. Hughes' also shined at the defensive end averaging 1.3 blocks and 2.1 steals per game. 30 swaps that would catch each fanbase off guard, League is targeting Dec. 22 start date and 72-game season that finishes before the Olympics, 'Their title was legitimate. But along with his fantastic scoring and rebounding ability, he also can distribute the ball very well as he averaged 5.4 assists per game. He will take Battle's scholarship. He probably won't even visit. Period'. Hughes said he made up his mind after visiting the SU campus on Wednesday and then sitting down with his family on Thursday morning. Hughes said that Moyer had been in constant contact, encouraging him to come to Syracuse. This video is unavailable. Syracuse (Syracuse, NY) SG; 6-5; 205; 2017 - Interests . © 2020 Verizon Media. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. 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Rated the 195th best player in the country by 247 Sports, he was originally offered by East Carolina (ECU) in December of 2014. If he leaves Duke without committing, then maybe we have a chance. thank u syracuse https://t.co/SmeOrUnqoz. Also Wilson is similar to Brissett and Moyer in how they play. Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes announced on Twitter Saturday he will declare for the 2020 NBA draft: the love is real, it’s genuine. He's not a grad transfer so he won't be helpful with the thin backcourt this year, but a good get regardless. With good size for a 2-guard at 6'6" and the ability to create looks both inside and out (34.2 percent from three-point range), he has a chance to continue his career as a professional. He will have until June 15 to withdraw from the draft and return to school. Hughes' departure leaves a big void to fill after he averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebound and 3.4 assists in 36.7 minutes per game in 2019-20. Forever. When I was finishing up at ECU he would come by our frat house and chill all the fucking time! Hughes played at Kennedy Catholic High School, but transferred to South Kent (Conn.) Prep for his senior year. The NBA Draft is in November, and Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes is … Elijah Hughes is a 6-5, 185-pound Shooting Guard from New York. ), etc. Hughes said the two quickly developed a bond. He was a go-to option for the Orange this past season, scoring in double digits every time he played more than 20 minutes. Headlines. He scored 27 points in a win over North Carolina in the ACC tournament, which was his final game before the postseason was canceled because of the coronavirus. 6'7 Combo guard Elijah Hughes is the most exiting player in high school basketball today! The NBA Draft is in November, and Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes is … Great addition by SU. I know some of the guys on the team already. Between the 2, Tucker helps us this year way more than Wilson does. Subscribe to syracuse.com. He'd kind of be redundant for us. Feb. 29, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Elijah Hughes (33) shoots over North Carolina Tar Heels guard Brandon Robinson (4) during a 92-79 loss. I think we'll get that Sloviakian kid. re: Sid Wilson - doubt we'll get him. Think we have lukewarm interest, but we won't go after him hard. Hughes’ college recruiting process was actually a fairly direct one. My boy! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CollegeBasketball community. No one knew who Michael Gbinije was either. Analyst says Los Angeles Chargers should've signed Cam Newton . Feb. 29, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange forward Elijah Hughes (33) shoots over North Carolina Tar Heels guard Brandon Robinson (4) during a 92-79 loss. Syracuse's small forward getting into a rhythm offensively. 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