Maybe you’re still panicking around Syracuse Orange men’s basketball’s roster construction for 2021-22, or maybe you’re not. Either way, you were probably hoping to avoid seeing Syracuse go up against any of the players to announce their departures from the program this offseason.
Well, while it’s far from a certainty, it just might happen in this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis (should it occur, of course).
According to reports from Jon Rothstein and Jeff Borzello, respectively, former Orange forward Quincy Guerrier has narrowed his list of possible destinations to Arizona State, Illinois, Memphis and Oregon. Like Syracuse, Arizona State is currently included in the Battle 4 Atlantis field this November, so we may have see him following the obligatory early-round game against UConn.
Now, Guerrier is going through the NBA Draft process, so could also wind up just going pro if he feels like the evaluation turns up in his favor. Or even if it doesn’t mean he gets chosen, he could still opt for numerous professional routes like the G League or playing in various non-U.S. countries.
Personally, I think he does wind up going pro. But if not, the chance that he winds up at ASU is still out there. Obviously want Guerrier — or any Syracuse player that leaves the program — to do what’s best for them. Just stings a little bit more from our perspective, however, when we have to go up against them.
Would assume that a decision won’t come until after draft combine dates/invites are out. But who knows for sure. Should he end up at one of those schools, it would be an instant infusion of talent after he put up 13.7 points and 8.4 boards last season, while hitting 49% of his shots.