"Our big guys have to be healthy. That's important," he said. "We're a little bigger and have a little bit more potential to be a better defensive team than we were last year. We won't be as good an offensive team."
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim ready for 42nd year →
"My understanding is he wants to go to school closer to home due to some family health issues," Boeheim said.
Syracuse's Taurean Thompson taking leave of absence →