Happy New Year, Syracuse basketball fans!
The Orange closed the book on 2013 with yet another undefeated nonconference run. This year was slightly different in that not all of the wins were against cream puffs. So far, Syracuse has victories over Minnesota, California, Baylor, Indiana and Villanova under its belt.
At 13-0, Syracuse starts 2014, and ACC (wait, not Big East?) play ranked No. 2 in the country.
A splendid start to say the least. With the calendar rolling over to a new year, let's take a look back at which Orange players stood out the most in nonconference play. These rankings will go beyond number-crunching and look at big plays in big moments, versatility and overall jaw-dropping performances.
Without further ado, here are Syracuse's five most impressive players so far.