Moten and DuVal to be honored by Syracuse University

Both players will have their jerseys raised to the Dome rafters

WSYR-TV - Syracuse University will  honor former basketball stars Dennis DuVal and Lawrence Moten this season. Both players will have their jerseys raised to the rafters of the Carrier Dome.


DuVal will be honored during halftime of the game between the Orange and Notre Dame on January 6th.   Moten’s honor will be on March 3rd when the Orange host Clemson.  DuVual wore number "22" and Moten wore "21."


They will join a group of 10 other Syracuse players who have had their jerseys retired: Carmelo Anthony, Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Billy Gabor, Vic Hanson, Rony Seikaly, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh and Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.


The University says they are “honoring” the jerseys, so the number can be worn again.


DuVal and Moten were 1,000-point scorers at Syracuse and each was included in the program’s All-Century Team in 2000.


DuVal started all 81 games he played in at Syracuse, a streak covering the 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons. Freshmen were not eligible at the time. He averaged 18.6 points per game and accumulated 1,504 points during his career. Despite logging only three seasons with the Orange, DuVal still ranks 21st in career scoring at the school. He reached 1,000 points in 58 games, a standard surpassed by only five others.


DuVal was a 1973 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. The following year, his senior season, he earned third-team All-American recognition from the Associated Press and Basketball Weekly. DuVal earned 1974 Sporting News First Team All-American honors and All-American laurels from Street & Smiths, Universal Sports and Citizen Savings Foundation.

Moten remains the most prolific scorer in Syracuse basketball history. He tallied 2,334 points in 121 games with the Orange, competing for four years between 1991-92 and 1994-95. Moten topped the team in scoring three times.


He was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American in 1993 and 1994. Moten earned third-team All-American recognition from the Associated Press and NABC, as well as second team Sporting News honors, in 1995.


Moten also set the BIG EAST Conference career scoring standard, which he still owns. He was the 1992 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and a third-team All-BIG EAST selection. He received first team All-BIG EAST honors for the next three seasons.


The Orange made three trips to the NCAA Tournament and posted 20-win seasons four times during Moten’s tenure. Syracuse also won the 1992 BIG EAST Tournament with Moten.



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