The 'Cuse could return essentially its entire roster as well as add budding superstar Wes Johnson, a transfer from Iowa State.
But with the late addition of recruit DaShonte Riley, the Orange is over the limit on scholarships for next season. That means somebody has to go.
Jonny Flynn has already expressed his interest in testing the waters, while a report recently came out that Eric Devendorf also plans on declaring for the draft.
There are reports that Paul Harris will also be headed to the Draft. Harris and Devendorf's plans shouldn't seem too surprising, considering both have children (Harris, in fact, has two), and Devendorf will graduate academically.
For Devendorf, why stick around another year when he could try his hand in the NBA, or just head to Europe to make a solid living and support his child?
Flynn allegedly said he wouldn't stay in the NBA Draft unless NBA advisers assured him he's a top-10 pick. Right now, Flynn doesn't project to be drafted in the first 10 picks, so the sophomore point guard would be back next season.
Flynn is the most important piece of the three players that could leave, as the Orange needs a floor general to operate what will still be a potent team.
If all three players return, which is extremely unlikely, then Syracuse would challenge for the top spot in the preseason.
If only Flynn returns, the 'Cuse would still likely rank in the top 10.