What intrigues me about this transfer is about basketball: Michael's going to a top basketball school with a big bench, where he he has to wait a year to play and then faces competing with Jeremi Grant at SF, among others. Doesn't seem like he would have a lock to play more. And, yes, Syracuse plays zone, but they play a rather excellent, active and sophisticated version of zone. Boeheim surely has studied tape and has likely talked with Coach K about Gbinije's abilities, potential and attitude. Coach K and Boeheim are friends and colleagues after all.
I am fully aware that to understand this transfer, we need inside information, which I don't have. What made this transfer desirable for Michael? And I'm giving everyone, deservedly, the benefit of any doubt. Not looking for conspiracies or deficiencies. I'm just very curious -- wish I knew. Anyone know? Thanks!!