Now we know for sure that Elijah Hughes is money from half court or beyond.
He was sensational in Syracuse’s last outing of the Italian trip, as he led all scorers with 21 points.
His long distance heave to beat the third quarter buzzer definitely was the highlight of the game and brought to mind the incredible one he sank against Duke earlier this January.
He looked once again at ease with his jumpshot and his teammates always trusted him to fire at will. As coach Boeheim pointed out, with Tyus Battle turning pro, Hughes will be the one inheriting the keys to the offense. He’s an extremely gifted player, who can rely on a complete package to be a well-rounded triple threat. He can spot up as well as he can create his own shot, but he also has the size to penetrate and finish at the rim. The whole skill set was on display yesterday and it was clear that the Orangemen are shifting towards a more unselfish and fast-paced brand of basketball and everyone is seemingly benefiting from it.
The other ACC teams need to watch out for them.
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