Syracuse must dip into bench with C Jesse Edwards out for season

Jesse Edwards, one of the most improved players in the ACC, will miss the rest of the season for Syracuse due to a fractured left wrist.

The 6-foot-11 Edwards started all 24 games for Syracuse this season, playing 27.8 minutes per contest. While shooting 69.1 percent from the floor, Edwards averaged 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.

Edwards led the Orange with 42 dunks. From the middle of the zone, Edwards emerged as one of the top shot-blockers in the country, too: 12.9 percent block rate.

Syracuse has won four straight games; to get things going, though, they’ll need more production from Frank Anselem, John Bol Ajak and Benny Williams. There’s some talent and length in this group, but very little of it is proven.


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