The old cliché in college basketball recruiting is that the top programs don't rebuild, they simply reload. That's exactly what Jim Boeheim will try to do with Syracuse's 2014 recruiting class.
This year's team will be without three key contributors from the 2013 Final Four squad: Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland. C.J. Fair will also be leaving after he graduates at the end of this season.
A breakout year by any of Syracuse's younger guys, such as Jerami Grant, DaJuan Coleman or Tyler Ennis, could also mean some early departures.
Boeheim and his staff got off to a strong start recruiting last year when they received a verbal commitment from 5-star forward Chris McCullough.
As the Orange look to add more pieces to their 2014 roster, here is a look at five recruits who should be at the top of their list.