Syracuse Basketball: Ranking the 5 Greatest Shot-Blockers in Orange History

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Syracuse Basketball: Ranking the 5 Greatest Shot-Blockers in Orange History
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One of the key components to Syracuse's 2-3 zone is the center. The middle man is the captain of the defense, calling out rotations and making sure the other players are in position and the defense works as a unit.

Perhaps the main job of an Orange center is to protect the rim. Syracuse teams, especially lately, have relied on their defense to shut opponents' offense down. It's easier to do that when you have someone erasing shots inside.

Let's take a look back at some of Syracuse's best shot-blockers. We'll count down the top five based on statistical output across a career as well as season-by-season accomplishments.

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