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Syracuse Basketball: Thank you, Marek Dolezaj, for being such a class-act

Marek Dolezaj, Syracuse basketball (Syndication: The Enquirer)

Syracuse basketball senior power forward/center Marek Dolezaj revealed on social media a few days ago that he is going to depart the Hill and pursue a career in the professional ranks.

His tenure in Central New York may have just ended, but already he’s one of my favorite all-time Orange players. And it’s not even close.

Dolezaj, a native of Bratislava, Slovakia, had the option to return to the ‘Cuse for another season, as the NCAA is allowing all college basketball players to have an extra stanza of eligibility amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.