While the star ranking system is fun for the fans and the drama of NLI Day unleashes eternal optimism for the upcoming season, class rankings are best left to be evaluated once the player finishes his collegiate career.
Despite the offensive struggles, the staff shake-up, the four-headed monster of Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida State and Clemson, and the specter of the NCAA, miraculously, a bowl berth is still possible for the Orange.
hris McCullough’s dismissal from Brewster, where he played with current Syracuse freshman Ron Patterson last season, comes at a terrible time in the year with the fall semester beginning to wind down and basketball season just now gearing up.
By the time Isaiah Briscoe would get to campus, St. John’s would be thin in the backcourt — guards D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene IV will have graduated and top freshman Rysheed Jordan may be in the NBA.
Orange head coach Jim Boeheim spent Wednesday afternoon at Pope John XXIII in Sparta, N.J. Boeheim and assistant Adrian Autry watched 2015 center Moustapha Diagne, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound prospect ranked No. 26 in the class by Rivals.