Syracuse Legend ‘Pearl’ Washington’s Death Saddens Orange Coach Jim Boeheim

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Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington died early Wednesday morning due to complications from a brain tumor. He was 52.

Washington played at Syracuse from 1983-84 through the 1985-86 season where he led the Orangemen to three straight NCAA appearances and earned All-Big East honors three times.

The Syracuse community has shown immense support for Washington’s family including Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, who tweeted his condolences shortly after the news broke.

Thumbnail photo via Apr 2, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim walks off the court following their defeat in the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Championship semi-final game to the North Carolina Tar Heels 83-66 at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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