#11/33 Antonio 'Scoop' Jardine
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6'1" 192 lbs Guard
HS: Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, PA
Born: 8/9/1988 Philadelphia, PA
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2007-08 Fr G 33 10 646 71 152 46.7% 34 41 82.9% 5 18 27.8% 82 50 40 10 63 3 59 38 3 181 5.5 2.5 1.5
2008-09 --- DNP
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2009-10 So G 35 0 778 114 233
48.9%
69 92
75.0%
21 54
38.9%
151 68 56 12 51 0 67 41 2 318 9.1 4.3 1.9
2010-11 Jr G 35 35 1122 154 371
41.5%
73 110
66.4%
56 157
35.7%
205 77 61 16 62 0 100 55 5 437 12.5 5.9 2.2
2011-12 Sr G 37 37 934 126 266
47.4%
38 69
55.1%
39 103
37.9%
181 87 72 15 39 1 85 50 4 329 8.9 4.9 2.4
Career    
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3480
465
1022
45.5%
214
312
68.6%
121
332
36.4%
619
282
239
53
215
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311
274
14
1265
9.0
4.4
2.0

Scoop Jardine was a guard for Syracuse. Jardine was a solid passer with a keen ability to drive past defenders to get to the basket for short distance shots.

Scoop JardineJardine was a high school classmate and teammate of Rick Jackson, and they came to Syracuse together. Jardine came to Syracuse at the same time as the much heralded Jonny Flynn, and with the presence of Eric Devendorf, Andy Rautins, and Josh Wright already on the squad, he was not expected to play much his freshman year. That would change as the season unrolled as Devendorf and Rautins would have season ending injuries and Wright would quit the team.

Jardine would move into the starting lineup December 18th against Colgate, taking Devendorf's position. He would start ten games at the shooting guard position before he was suspended for two games by coach Jim Boeheim for involvement with the theft of another student's university dining card. Paul Harris would move over to Jardine's starting position, and Jardine would be a reserve off the bench for the remainder of the season.

It was revealed shortly prior to the 2008-2009 season that Jardine has a stress fracture during his freshman season, and had played through it. He needed to have surgery and rest to heal his leg, so he missed the season with a medical red shirt.

Jardine would come back for the 2009-2010 season with a new dedication and focus to the game. Though he did not start a single game that season, he was one of the floor leaders, and was always on the court down the final stretch of the game. He had developed solid play making skills, and showed a willingness to take the tough shots. His ability to drive to the hoop from the perimeter helped keep opposing defenses honest. He was recognized by The Sporting News as being the Best Sixth Man in the country.

Jardine assumed the role of starting point guard his junior season, with Brandon Triche moving the shooting guard. Syracuse was missing the offensive weapons from the previous season with Wes Johnson, Rautins, and Arinze Onuaku having moved on. Jardine would often take it upon himself to be the primary scorer for the Orange, with the results being mixed. He had some highlights of the season including making two clutch three point shots against UConn in the Big East tournament as the game wound down, sending the game into overtime. However, there were other points in the season he would rush his shot, too early into the play clock time, instead of trying to run the Syracuse offense. Overall, he would be one of the top assist men in the country with 5.9 assists per game. Syracuse fans would take that, but try to hide their frustration with the 'Scoop moments', where he threw a lazy pass, took a play off, or rushed a shot. The team would live or die with his performance over the course of the season, and the loss against Marquette to end the season had its fair share of 'Scoop moments'.

Jardine, along with classmate Kris Joseph, would suppress his ego and stress the team concept his senior year. He sacrificed his playing time and scoring in order to improve the team, and it worked as the Orange has their most successful regular season in school history. Jardine would be recognized for his outstanding play earned a Second Team All Big East recognition.

Jardine would still have this 'Scoop moments', though he did reduce those, and the offense became far more efficient as a result. Jardine also was smarter about his shot selection, and would improve in his accuracy. He won some late season games with his clutch shooting in the final moments, and made the clutch free throws late in the year. Ironically, his free throw shooting for the year had dropped significantly from previous seasons.

His scoring was lower as he split playing time with Dion Waiters, Triche and Michael Carter-Williams.

Jardine would break his foot during an NBA scouting tryout only a few days before the 2012 NBA Draft, thus effectively removing him from draft consideration.

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