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Syracuse Daily Links - SU Alums In NBA Summer League

James Southerland will play for New Orleans in Vegas while Jerami Grant, Donte Greene and Arinze Onukau get ready to kick things off in Orlando.

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Former Syracuse forward James Southerland on New Orleans Pelicans' summer league roster |

Southerland had already been confirmed as part of New Orleans' roster, but now Southerland knows who his teammates will be in Las Vegas. The Pelicans released their official NBA summer league roster on Wednesday.

Syracuse University Athletics - NBA Summer League Starts Saturday

Three former Syracuse men's basketball performers -- Jerami Grant, Donte Greene and Arinze Onukau -- are expected to take the court when the 2014 NBA Summer League gets underway in Orlando on Saturday, July 5.

What is Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's record against the coaches ESPN ranked ahead of him? |

Some of the coaches placed ahead of Boeheim included Arizona's Sean Miller, who has never been to a Final Four, and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan, who has taken the Badgers to just one Final Four. In fact, Boeheim has a 31-21 record against the coaches who were ranked ahead of him.

Countdown to ACC Kickoff: Syracuse (Orange facing rough October schedule) |

Consistency will be key as Syracuse attempts to progress beyond last year's 7-6 finish.

Depth in the Field: Syracuse Eyes Wide Receiver Najee Clayton : Orange Fizz

He could catch passes from Terrel Hunt, who has connected with most of his receivers. Hunt doesn’t have a go-to receiver, and that just gives everyone more exposure and opportunities to contribute. That is what makes these receivers so good – they’re all getting the same amount of attention. This is a good fit for Clayton because he would get to play in a system, as a freshmen, where everybody, regardless of what year they are, gets touches on the ball.