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Does Syracuse basketball have a recruiting problem?

Syracuse will enter the 2017-18 basketball season assured that Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim won’t be taking his final victory lap. But will the short-term stability of Boeheim’s career extension outweigh the long-term effects of losing Mike Hopkins?

Following Hopkins’ departure to Washington, the Orange no longer has a clear-cut head-coach-in-waiting. Boeheim responded to Hopkins’ departure by announcing he’d be coaching the Orange indefinitely. He had previously stated that he would retire after the 2017-18 season, allowing Hopkins to step in.

After missing out on the NCAA Tournament this past season, Syracuse has a multitude of question marks. Will recruiting struggles prevent the Orange from bouncing back?

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