Full transcription of Jim Boeheim addressing support for Dwayne “Pearl” Washington

first_img Published on January 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, set up a GoFundMe to raise money for Washington’s cause. More than $43,400 has been raised by 778 donors in 10 days. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Following Syracuse’s (15-8, 5-5) 60-57 win over Georgia Tech (12-9, 2-6) on Saturday, Jim Boeheim began his postgame press conference by addressing the support for Syracuse great Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.MORE STORIESMalachi Richardson closes out Syracuse’s win over Georgia TechDajuan Coleman turns in positive offensive performance despite fouling outFrank Howard assists on 6 baskets in Syracuse’s 60-47 win against Georgia TechWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 60-57 win over Georgia Tech Washington, 52, recently suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he is battling. Here is the full transcription of what Boeheim said about his former player.“First off I’d like to start out by saying how much I appreciate all the support for Dwayne Washington, Pearl. I think the overwhelming support that has been coming forth from everybody is tremendous. There’s no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington so I appreciate all that has been done for him and the thoughts people have come forth with. It means a lot to me. It means a lot to him.”last_img

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