Syracuse assistant Kelley Gibson leaves to take same position at Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse women’s basketball assistant coach Kelley Gibson has taken on the same position at Rutgers, per her Twitter bio.Gibson spent five seasons with the Orange and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator for part of that time.SU’s recruiting Class of 2012 was ranked No. 6 in the country by HoopGurlz and included McDonald’s All-Americans Britney Sykes and Brianna Butler. Sykes led Syracuse in scoring in 2013-14 but only played in three games last season due to two torn ACL injuries.The Class of 2013 was ranked No. 10 by HoopGurlz and included Alexis Peterson and Briana Day, the Orange’s leading scorer and rebounder, respectively, this past season.Gibson played in the WNBA, which she said helped give her credibility as an assistant coach. She spent four years with the Houston Comets which included a championship in her rookie season in 2000.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Q&A: What is Elijah Stewart’s ideal date?

first_imgThe Daily Trojan had the opportunity to sit down with sophomore guard Elijah Stewart to get to know him and his teammates a little better. Stewart is currently averaging 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds a game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field overall and 42.7 percent from behind the arc. Here’s what he had to say:Daily Trojan: What’s your favorite basketball memory?Elijah Stewart: My best basketball memory that I can tell is when my high school team went to Hawaii [for a tournament].DT: When was the first time you dunked?ES: In a game, ninth grade, and it was an and-one.DT: What’s your go-to dunk?ES: Classic windmill.DT: Who on the team is the best dancer?ES: Best dancer? Outside of me, probably Shaqquan [Aaron]. He knows his moves that don’t make him look awkward.DT: Best rapper?ES: Julian [Jacobs]. It’s not even close, he is by far the best.DT: Who is your favorite superhero?ES: I just started watching Young Justice, and they’re big on the sidekicks coming up, so Aqualad, because he’s the only black superhero, and also Green Arrow.DT: What is your spirit animal?ES: Peacock, they look so nice, but they don’t let you get close to them, and I don’t like people touching me. You can look from a distance, but you can’t touch.DT: But, you play basketball…?ES: Oh for sure, and if you notice, I try to avoid all types of contact.On a serious note, they say people have three faces, and basketball is just one of my faces.DT: What other sports could you play at USC?ES: I could definitely walk-on track. For sure, football as a wide receiver. Tennis, I don’t think I could walk-on to the tennis squad. I couldn’t play water polo. Water polo players are crazy, mad respect there. I could for sure get baseball too. Put me in left field though, I ain’t trying to get too much action on defense; I’m more of a hitter.DT: What is your favorite place you have visited?ES: Italy. It was for basketball, but the competition was pretty good, but not as developed as here.DT: What is your favorite place on campus?ES: Campus Center is cool. I like Ground Zero on Mondays because that’s Open Mic Night, and you can hear awkward stand-up comedy.DT: What is your favorite class?ES: Dance class over the summer. It was traditional dance; we focused on ballroom.DT: So you can take a girl out dancing?ES: No. But I do know the different kinds of ballroom dances, but I would need to refresh myself on the material.DT: What is your favorite food?ES: That’s a tough one. I love food. I am a food connoisseur. I would recommend Flossie’s. It’s somewhere around the Forum. It’s like soul food, Louisiana type food.DT: What is your favorite pro team?ES: WarriorsDT: Have you been a fan before this season?ES: Oh for sure, even when [Steph] Curry was out there rolling his ankles every game.DT: Who is your favorite basketball player?ES: Probably Curry because not just up on the court, but he’s a family man. He isn’t around doing any weird stuff.DT: What’s your ideal first date?ES: For sure, first date. I’m taking a girl to … Hold up, I really got to think about this. The first date, you don’t want to go sit down and eat; y’all don’t really know each other. That’s not really interactive. You don’t want to take them to the movies ’cause you don’t get to talk … Like what did y’all do? You just sat next to each other for two hours. So I’m going to take you … We got to work on some team-building skills, so we’re about to go paintballing.last_img read more