Clearly, scoring was the focal point of Boeheim's early recruitment, because Franklin Howard is another player who can fill it up.
Per Ditota, Howard had surgery last August to repair a torn ACL, which caused him to miss his junior season of basketball. He said he's been cleared to play but is still working on his leg and getting it stronger.
So his first goal will be to get back into the swing of playing.
After that, he'll be looked to put the ball in the basket and help run the offense. He's been described as a combo guard and expanded upon that title with Ditota: "In the past, I've been kind of a pass-first guy. But I think I'm a natural scorer. I think I do a good job of facilitating for my team. And I think I'm a good decision-maker and a good leader on the floor. And those are big parts of being a point guard. So that would be an easy transition for me."
Like Richardson, Howard has the ability to get into the paint with the dribble and either finish at the rim or pull up for a floater or jumper. He can also make it rain, either by pulling up off the dribble or catching and shooting.
Listed at 6'4", he isn't quite as big as Richardson, but he will still provide length and athleticism at the top of the zone. In 2015, Trevor Cooney will be a senior, and if Joseph is still in town, Boeheim will have a deep stable of athletic guards who can get their own shot and facilitate for others.