Former Orangeman spends time with Westmoreland basketball players
AN ORANGEMAN AMIDST BULLDOGS — Former Syracuse University men’s basketball player Lawrence Moten poses for a photo with players and coaches from the Westmoreland boys varsity basketball team last month. Officials with Westmoreland basketball reached out to Moten, who then came to spend an afternoon with the team in late February. Moten talked with the team about setting and attaining goals, working hard, being accountable, the importance of an education and life beyond basketball. Moten, who played for Syracuse from 1991-1995, is the career scoring leader for the Orange with 2,334 points and is the men’s Big East Conference’s all-time leading scorer with 1,405 points. Moten averaged 19.3 points per game and nearly 5 rebounds per game his collegiate career – scoring in double figures in 118 of 121 games. He went on to play in the National Basketball Association for the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Washington Wizards. From left: Assistant coach Mike Paolillo, head coach Nicholas Facciolo, Joshua Suber, Kyle LaGasse, David Piersall, Patrick Albrecht, Moten, Jonathan Dillon, Dylan Breen, Joseph Fazio, Matthew Doyle, Caleb Miller, Carter Dean and Isaiah Peck.