Turnover in roster is the nature of the beast in college basketball. That beast will be bigger and stronger than usual for the Syracuse Orange in the 2013-14 season.
With the Final Four loss to Michigan, the Orange said goodbye to four-year starter Brandon Triche, shooter extraordinaire James Southerland and outstanding point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
The fall of 2013 brings an outstanding freshman class of point guard Tyler Ennis, shooting guard Ron Patterson, small forward B.J. Johnson, power forward Tyler Roberson and center Chinonso Obokoh. Duke transfer Mike Gbinije, a wing player, will finally get to play after sitting out 2012-13.
So what should keep Orange fans up at night? I would say the horrific pitching on my fantasy baseball team, but I'm guessing I'm the only one needing Ambien for that one.
While the future does look promising—a Top 10 preseason ranking is likely—here are a few things to worry about for next year.