Syracuse Orange fans with a keen eye always know when the new athletics season is near when the new set of team and player photos appear on the official roster page. Such is the case and it's time for us to take a look at where out players are in their visual progression. (Photos via SUAthletics.com)
Even though he's sitting out the season, Mike is very happy to be here. VERY HAPPY. Look how much happier is he is than when he was at Duke. Like, 30% happier.
He Who Would Be Our Breakout Star breaks out the boy-becoming-a-man look this season. Look how much he's grown up since last year already!
This photo was taken at the exact moment that Jim Boeheim walked into the room and told Jerami, "You know all those nice things I said about you during recruiting? One. Hundred. Percent. Bullshit."
RGLCL, eat your heart out. Nolan is looking to take your spot on the RGL mantle. Nolan's hair has improved leaps and bounds from last year. Can't wait for senior year...
Honestly, C.J. is confused as to why you have to take his picture every year. You've got plenty already, don't you? Interestingly enough, this is the first player photo of C.J.'s featuring his trademark headband. So THAT'S why we had to take it, Ceej.
Some serious Scruffy Ryan Gosling going on here. "Hey Girl, I might have redshirt last season but this year, my shirt belongs to you."
"Look, it's me. Matt Lyde-Cajuste. Take me or leave me. You don't like what the way I'm living life, go live yours elsewhere. Lyde-Cajuste OUT!"
They call it Platinum Thunder.
If you need something, anything, while you're locked in the Melo Center all preseason, your buddy Russ is the man who can get it for you. Gatorade. New Nikes. Cigarettes. Russ is your man...
Rak's goal this season is to make the #RakGoatee the same length and virility as the #RakHawk. It's gonna take all season, but, it's gonna be worth it. By the way, we've come a long way from this kid...
They really shouldn't have taken this photo just after that Chipotle eating contest between Coleman and Eric Crume. Bad ideas all around...
Look how nice Al was last year. What happened, Al? So much pain in those eyes. I've seen that look. It's the look that so many walk-ons have after one too many Boeheim practices. Keep an eye on Al, you guys.