Earlier in the summer, The Fizz discussed Jim Boeheim’s “play if your good enough” mentality – no matter your experience or class rank, if you’re talented, you’ll play right away.
That potential at SU has led to highly-rated recruits choosing The Hill in 2010. Fab Melo, CJ Fair, Dion Waiters, and Baye Moussa Keita are all on board for next year.
Checking in with Tobias Harris, he visited Tennessee this weekend, but didn’t tweet nearly as much as he didduring the Syracuse visit (as we chronicled two weeks ago here at The Fizz). He would be icing on a superb cake for The Per’fesser.
But the big fish in ’10 is still lurking out there. His name is Brandon Knight, and he’s really, really good.
How good? Well, there’s “number-one in the class” good, there’s “five-star good,” and there’s “really really ridiculously good looking.” I can’t say anything about the last part, but as for the good, watch and learn.
This is where things get tricky. Of course the ‘Cuse isn’t the only school competing for the kid, but his offer sheet reads like Max Tucker’s hit list: incomparable .
UConn, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida, and Miami all have offers to this star point guard. Huge competition. But the Orange has something else it can offer, and that’s young star power in his class at every other position.
Looking for a quick championship, Brandon? Your freshman class could look like this:
C Fab Melo: 5 stars
F C.J. Fair: 3 stars
F (if Hop can work magic) Tobias Harris: 5 stars
SG Dion Waiters: 4 Stars
PG Brandon Knight: 5 stars
That’s star power. That’s a new Fab Five. That’s enormous exposure in the premier basketball conference in the country. The future could be bright for the Orange, and it’s just a couple signs away.