Jim Boeheim Thinks the 2015 Recruiting Class Is Syracuse’s “Best Ever”

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If there’s one thing you can’t deny about Jim Boeheim, it’s that the man knows basketball. I mean, he has the 2nd most wins of any coach in college basketball, is an assistant coach for the US Olympic team, and he played basketball at Syracuse before he became a coach. During a recent visit to the Crouse-Hinds shop, Boeheim basically shrugged off the departure of Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant for the NBA saying, “that’s what happens. We’ll be all right.”

What was interesting was his high hopes for this year’s recruiting class,

“I will tell you that next year’s recruiting class will be the best that we’ve ever had here at Syracuse University. That’s next year’s class — 2015. We’ve got four guys (who’ve committed) and we’re getting another, but I can’t talk about that. It’s going to be a great recruiting class, and I think you’ll be excited about the future.”

You can check out highlights of the players that have committed to Syracuse University for next season below, if you want to see what has Coach Boeheim so excited. Who do you think the mystery 5th player is? 

Malachi Richardson (6-foot-6, 190-pound guard) — No. 15 on the ESPN 100.

Moustapha Diagne (6-9, 230-pound forward) — No. 44 on the ESPN 100.

Tyler Lydon (6-8, 185-pound forward) — No. 59 on the ESPN 100.

Franklin Howard (6-6, 180-pound guard) — No. 70 on the ESPN 100