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Syracuse is famous for playing its 2-3 zone under Jim Boeheim, but the two guards that started off that zone last year are both gone.
With no more Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche (who finally saw his seemingly 36-year collegiate career end after last season) in place, Boeheim will be looking to a handful of inexperienced players to take their place.
Freshman Tyler Ennis comes to Syracuse with plenty of hype and talent and is the leading candidate to take over the point-guard role. Michael Gbinije, who missed 2012-13 after transferring from Duke, and Trevor Cooney, who redshirted as a freshman before playing some last year, are the top choices for shooting guard.
Fortunately for Boeheim, the Orange are not short on experience in the frontcourt. C.J. Fair, who led the Orange in scoring and rebounding last year, Rakeem Christmas, Baye Moussa Keita, Jerami Grant and Dajuan Coleman all return.