Syracuse legend Pearl Washington loses cancer battle at age 52

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Dwayne “Pearl” Washington played just three seasons in the NBA, scoring 1,660 points in 194 career games from 1986-89 with the New Jersey Nets and the Miami Heat.

But he was a legend — a college legend.

“There was no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington,” said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.

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