Syracuse basketball legend Lawrence Moten says his jersey will be retired next year

Lawrence Moten at the Final Four in Atlanta

It appears the wait is almost over for Syracuse fans who want to see Lawrence Moten's #21 jersey hangingin the Carrier Dome.

During the Final Four weekend in Atlanta, the Orange legend said he had been told by the university that his jersey will be retired during the 2013- 2014 basketball season.

Moten played for the Orange from 1991-1995, averaging 19.3 points per game. Over the course of his college career he made the ALL Big East First Team for three consecutive seasons and scored 2334 points. He is the all time leading scorer in Syracuse University and Big East Conference history.

His smooth style on the court earned him the nickname "Poetry in Moten" and opponents said they were often surprised to look up at the scoreboard and see he had scored more than 20 points in the game.

Moten was a star from the moment he stepped on the Syracuse University campus. He averaged 18.2 points as a freshman, was named Big East Rookie of the year and helped the Orange win the Big East Championship.

He went on to play in the NBA for three seasons with the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Washington Wizards.