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Meet Coach Jim Boeheim, Prognosticator Extraordinaire!

Make no doubt about it, when Jim Boeheim isn't whining, he is lying.  Heck, lying is giving him the benefit of the doubt for this gem he said at the beginning of the season.  Maybe he is just a big ol' dummy.

Boeheim tells [Seth] Davis that incoming 7-foot freshman center Fab Melo, who has dropped 30 pounds over the past year, is ready to make an impact and will be "a strong contender for national rookie of the year." "He's a good passer and shooter, but he's also seven feet tall and he can block shots and rebound," Boeheim said.

Melo is averaging 2.1 points, 0.2 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 rebounds a game for the Oranges.  And 1.7 fouls in ten minutes of play.  Good thing the NBA is locking out next season, teams definitely need an extra year to learn how to contain the Melo Menace.