Day 9: Syracuse | Traveling Violations
So Carmelo Anthony is gone – a one, won and done player for the Syracuse Orangemen. Which has left SU without a lot of people believing it can repeat as national champions.
"We've got some other guys though," points out coach Jim Boeheim.
Like three starters from that NCAA title team. Like a deep bench. Like four big-time freshmen (although not Carmelo Anthony big time). And every last Orangeman is motivated by the current perception of the program.
"Everyone is telling them, 'Carmelo led you to a title and Carmelo's not here,' " Boeheim said. "That motivates them.
"We have six guys back that all feel they have a little bit to prove. They had a lot to do with us winning the national championship also. No question we'll miss Carmelo and Kueth [Duany]. But as I said, we've got some guys."
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