It's time for the changing of the guard. After just one season at the helm, Orange point guard Michael Carter-Williams is taking his considerable, but raw, talents to the NBA.
Jim Boeheim won't be holding tryouts to replace MCW. As soon as Tyler Ennis arrives on campus, he'll be handed the keys to the Orange offense. Much like parents do with teenagers, Boeheim will do so with some trepidation.
Syracuse fans have been fortunate to have been able to enjoy outstanding point guards over the years. Dwayne "Pearl" Washington was as responsible as anyone for filling the Carrier Dome and taking the program up a notch.
Sherman Douglas left Syracuse as the NCAA career leader in assists and made alley-oops an art form. Adrian Autry and Jason Hart did something we may not see again. They each spent four years as the starting Orange point guard.
In 1996, local playground legend Lazarus Sims gave Orange fans one magical season that culminated in a valiant championship game loss to a great Kentucky team. That team gave us one of the most unforgettable visuals of any NCAA tournament.
So there is every reason to look forward to the Tyler Ennis era. Will that era be Autry/Hart-like and last four years? Probably not, but let's not worry about that now. Let's just enjoy.
Time to meet Tyler Ennis.