The 2009-10 season was one of the best in Syracuse history. The team received its first No. 1 AP ranking since the Derrick Coleman era and landed in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
But as Syracuse loses three of its cornerstones from last year and imports a new class of talented freshmen, who will fit in where? Here’s how it breaks down:
WESLEY JOHNSON: The red-shirt junior had the biggest impact of any one-year player since Carmelo Anthony. His 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds earned him a stockpile of awards, including Big East Player of the Year and First Team AP All American.
“We had a wonderful season and I had a great season,” Johnson said. “But it has always been my dream to go to the NBA.”