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Duke transfer Michael Gbinije never quite fit in at Durham, posting 1.7 points and 0.8 rebounds per game in 5.8 minutes.
However, the versatile 6'7" wing will be used immediately at Syracuse, most likely in a depleted backcourt. He has the athleticism and quickness to play the 2, and if he has been working on his shot during his time off we could see him potentially start there for the Orange.
Gbinije is another great athlete who will work well in the 2-3 zone and put up some points on the offensive end right away, and coach Boeheim has spoken highly of him to The Post Standard.
The nice thing with Michael is he gives us some flexibility. We think he can play the two or the three and we played him in practice at the one just to get him used to that. You wouldn’t want him to play 20 minutes at point guard, but he could play there eight or 10 minutes very easily.
With such obvious skill and the attention of the man in charge, I expect Gbinije to play a big role for the Orange this season.