Syracuse Basketball: Fantasy NBA Draft featuring SU legends

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With the NBA Draft in the books, let’s have some fun. We decided to do a fantasy draft with Syracuse basketball legends. Here’s how it turned out.

Syracuse basketball over the past decade has ended up with its fair share of high picks in the NBA Draft. Although for the first time since 1999, SU went back-to-back NBA Drafts without having a player selected.

Shortly following the draft both Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett signed undrafted free agent deals with NBA teams. Tyus stayed in the north with the Minnesota Timberwolves. While Oshae went west to join the Los Angeles Clippers.

With the NBA Draft over, we decided to have some fun with a fantasy draft featuring the best Syracuse basketball players to ever put on an Orange uniform. Two writers for our site (Site Expert Paul A. Esden Jr and I) will alternate selections with a player pool consisting of the best SU players in history.

Both of us will draft a roster of six men, five starters and a utility player. There will be no position designations and all of these players will be drafted as the best versions of themselves in a Syracuse uniform.

The point of this exercise is to build the best pick-up team possible. At the end of this exercise vote on which team you think would win in a game against each other? In the following slides, we go pick-by-pick through and explain our rationale for each selection, enjoy!

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