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Another possible transfer is expressing interest in coming to Syracuse

As the offseason rolls on for Syracuse basketball, another guard from the portal could be joining SU’s squad. Four-star Lucas Taylor entered the portal in March and has not expressed real interest in a program. That was until Taylor reposted a story post from SU center Naheem McLeod. So, who is Taylor, and what role would he fill on the roster? Let’s dive into all of that and more.

Lucas Taylor - Georgia State - 2023-24 Transfer Portal Highlights

Taylor’s journey to the portal

Ironically, Taylor started his college career in the ACC at Wake Forest in 2021. In his freshman year with the Demon Deacons, he played 15 games averaging just around three minutes per contest. As for sophomore year, the North Carolina native saw more playing time averaging 11 minutes per game over 12 matchups played in. The limited minutes at Wake caused Taylor to enter the portal after his sophomore season. Taylor left his hometown and joined Georgia State for his junior year. The 6’5” guard had an impeccable impact on the Panthers, leading the team in scoring with 14.5 points in 31 games. Taylor ranked ninth in the sun belt conference in scoring to end the season and had seven games with 20 plus points. One thing that stood out amongst the offensive outburst of a season for Taylor was that he shot 35% from three-point range. That mark would greatly help a Syracuse squad that struggles from three. 

What role would Taylor fill on the roster?

It’s hard to pin down one specific role that Taylor could fill heading into next season. Taylor played shooting guard at Georgia State, so it would make most sense for him to be at the two. Along with his above-average three-point shooting, the guard also hits his free throws going just under 80% from the line last season. Taylor joining SU would be a huge addition for a squad that is hungry for more depthTaylor joining SU would be a huge addition for a squad that is hungry for more depth and give head coach Adrian Autry options with his roster. The former Georgia State product has shown interest on social media in coming to the 315, but only time will tell if the Orange can land another high-octane scorer. 

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