If the Orange landed Cheick Diallo, Syracuse fans would deal with whatever happens in the 2014 season while waiting anxiously for 2015.
DaJuan Coleman's injury problems don't seem to want to go away, and Rakeem Christmas is heading into his final year of eligibility. That would leave Chinonso Obokoh as the only viable center on the Orange roster. Diallo would be an ideal recruit to plug into the middle of the 2-3 zone.
Diallo is the prototypical Syracuse center. He's a spry 6'9" and 210 pounds, and he runs the floor on his toes like Serge Ibaka or Joel Embiid instead of lumbering like Yao Ming or Roy Hibbert. That would make him a deadly force running from rim to rim in transition.
Diallo is also a polished shot-blocker. He shows good timing in his jumps and is able to erase shots from any angle. He would be a force in the middle of Boeheim's defense.
Diallo is a 5-star recruit, according to ESPN.com, and is the Worldwide Leader's eighth-ranked player in the class of 2015. Per 247Sports, Diallo currently doesn't have much interest in Syracuse. Boeheim is also competing against Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona and St. John's (Diallo's hometown school) for his services.
There's a lot of work to do to sell Diallo on Syracuse. But if Boeheim gets it done, it would be a coup and would immediately vault Syracuse's 2015 class to the top of the pile.