Nuggets from the road
• Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins said the Orange will be a factor next season, in large part because of Paul Harris. The incokming freshman is expected to be an impact player -- not just as a scorer but also defensively at the top of the zone.
If there was a criticism with the Orange last season, it had to do with their lack of quickness at the top of the zone, where senior Gerry McNamara and Eric Devendorf roamed. Putting Harris next to Devendorf gives the Orange more of an edge defensively. They should be the Orange's two toughest players.
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