Specifically, the opponents SU will be up against with a much younger team than they had last year.
On Tuesday, the 2017 Paradise Jam schedule was announced, and the event will feature Syracuse. The Paradise Jam takes place in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands at the University of the Virgin Islands.
The final matchup is a repeat from 2016-17, as SU faces George Washington on November 25. Syracuse beat the Colonials in the Gulf Coast Showcase last year, but lost the previous two matchups with GW. George Washington (20-10) suffered an early loss in the Atlantic 10 Tournament this spring, then fell to Navy in the first round of the Women’s NIT.
This won’t be the Orange’s first trip to the Paradise Jam. They actually won the Reef Division championship back in 2013, after beating Texas, Memphis and Texas A&M.
Syracuse brought in a lauded recruiting class last year, which should help pick up the slack for some of the departed seniors. However, the early parts of the season should be interesting as we watch the program adjust to life without Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes and Briana Day.