Waters: Syracuse basketball looks like a ‘top four’ ACC team in 2018-19

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Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (25) reacts with forward Marek Dolezaj (21) and forward Oshae Brissett (11) and guard Frank Howard (23) against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of a first round game of the 2018 ACC tournament at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in to talk about the 2018-19 Syracuse basketball season with host Wes Cheng. The Juice Online’s Brad Bierman then calls in to talk about an SU football team that is right outside the top 25.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wes Cheng: Mike, I wanted to get your prediction on how this season will play out.

Mike Waters: I think they’re going to be good. I think Syracuse fans are going to enjoy a year where they’re watching a team that’s not on the NCAA bubble down the stretch. Probably a top four, top five finish in the ACC is reasonable. At least to me. You look at the other teams mentioned up there. After you get past Duke which has an amazing array of talent, albeit it young talent, once you get past them, I think Syracuse matches up pretty much with every team in the league including Virginia, North Carolina. They’ll all be there together. Clemson has a lot of guys that will be back from a team that did well in the NCAA Tournament last year. […] I think this is going to be a much better Syracuse team. It’s going to be a much better season. And then we’ll see how March plays out.


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1. Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters calls in
2. Is Syracuse deserving of a top 25 ranking?
3. Thoughts on incoming freshmen
4. Predictions on Syracuse
5. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
6. Close loss at Clemson
7. Key game against Pitt
8. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.