The Syracuse men’s basketball team consists of 15 different players, with six players listed as guards, eight listed as forwards and one listed at center. For the 2014-15 season the team has two freshman, five sophomores, four juniors and two seniors.
The guards for the Syracuse Orangemen include Mike Sutton, Carter Sanderson, Ron Patterson, Trevor Cooney, Christian White and Kaleb Joseph. The forwards include Michael Gbinije, B.J. Johnson, Chris McCullough, Tyler Roberson, Dajuan Coleman, Albert Nassar, Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye and the team’s leading scorer Rakeem Christmas. The only player technically listed at center on the roster is junior Chinonso Obokoh. The coaching staff for the Orangemen includes head coach Jim Boeheim, assistant coaches Mike Hopkins, Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara, Video Coordinator Todd Bluman and director of operations Kip Wellman.
The team will only lose two seniors after the season in Albert Nassar and Rakeem Christmas. The two are set to be replaced with the arrival of the 2015 recruiting class, which boasts a top 10 ranking from both ESPN and 24/7 Sports. The class consists of four signees, including guards Malachi Richardson and Franklin Howard, as well as forwards Moustapha Diagne and Tyler Lydon, all of whom will enroll for the 2015-16 season.