Fair returning to Syracuse for senior year

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ C.J. Fair will return to Syracuse for his senior season, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.The forward was named second-team All-Big East last season in the Orange’s final season in the conference. Fair will now help guide Syracuse into the Atlantic Coast Conference.“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” Fair said in a press release.Fair led Syracuse in scoring and rebounding during his junior season, averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds per game. The forward was projected as a borderline first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. It has been reported Fair would only leave if he had a first-round guarantee.Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams declared for the draft earlier this month, and former SU forward James Southerland is also expected to be drafted. Carter-Williams is considered a borderline lottery pick, while Southerland will likely be selected in the second round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange ranked highly in several early preseason 2013-14 college basketball rankings, including No. 11 in CBS Sports’ rankings, banking on Fair’s return and the continued development of younger players like small forward Jerami Grant.Said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim in the release: “This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.” Commentslast_img read more

Venkaiah Naidu calls for relook at anti-defection law

first_imgHyderabad, Jun 17 (PTI) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today favoured taking a relook at the anti-defection law.The suggestion came against the backdrop of a large number of MLAs from opposition parties joining the ruling parties in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.”Everybody has a right to change party. But, after changing the party, by evening, one should respectably quit the position that came because of the party. But that is not happening in most of the states in the country,” the BJP leader said.The senior BJP Minister was quick to add he is not talking about any particular party.”So, there is a need to relook at the law on party defections. Earlier, it is said in the law that it would apply if you change individually and does not apply if changes are wholesale.”Now people have started changing wholesale. It would help if a rule is made that (your) position would go if party is changed, either individually or wholesale. I am not saying this with any party in view. Because I am Parliamentary Affairs Minister, I am talking about the entire country,” he said.Naidu was speaking at an event organised to felicitate him on his election to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.Speaking on the occasion, he regretted the present trend of treating political opponents as “enemies” and hoped for improved moral standards and values in politics. PTI SJR RSY GVSlast_img read more