Syracuse lost four of its top players a year ago and still went to the Final Four this past season. That would have been difficult to duplicate next year, but Jim Boeheim will only lose three after C.J. Fair decided to come back to school.
Michael Carter-Williams is leaving Syracuse after two seasons. The 6-foot-6 sophomore point guard led the Orange to the Final Four and is expected to be a lock first-rounder, and likely a lottery pick.