- Oct 1, 2015
Long-term, Boeheim and Girard are going to be a terrific pair of college-level guards. They're already pretty solid as just a sophomore and freshman. But they really can't get by people, which can be a problem. Hughes can, but if he is a "normal" Syracuse guy, he'll declare for, and enter, the NBA draft after this year. Which is a mistake, like most of them are for these guys, but whatever.Yesterday, Dick Vitale said that Syracuse was one player away from being really good. Unfortunately, that player is Derrick Coleman. I think he's exactly right. If Cuse had one of the three best players in program history, they would be really good. It's just the kind of insightful commentary I've come to expect from Dicky V.
I'm a little higher on the program than I was at the beginning of the year, but it's become clear that Girard and Guerrier can really play and Sidibe has looked more stable as the year has gone on. That said, next year's team could be rough. Maybe there's some Ewing Theory upside in subtracting Hughes, but it's hard to see who on next year's team can get their own shot consistently the way that he can.