The Syracuse Orange will participate in their first ACC basketball media day today in Charlotte, N.C. The Orange will be represented by head coach Jim Boeheim and seniors Baye Moussa Keita and C.J. Fair.
Player interviews will begin at 9 a.m., but Keita and Fair will not be interviewed until about 9:24. Meanwhile, Boeheim is expected to be asked questions around 2 p.m., however, he will be doing a bunch of interviews in between. (As you can see below he did a nice little Twitter chat this morning.)
Expect today the release of the preseason media poll and preseason All-ACC Teams, which should include C.J. Fair -- and if it doesn't, well, we can all storm the damn ACC together!
A live stream of the event is being broadcasted at TheACC.com.
Feel free to share you comments below and check back for updates throughout the day. The 2013-14 college basketballs season is here all!
@JCOTheAmerican "Biggest key to it is we use it so frequently. We work on it. Drill on it. It's what we do. We recruit guys who fit." - JB— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) October 16, 2013
Coach Boeheim on what he looks for in recruits : "Talent, obviously. Don’t want to go to dinner with someone who can’t cook."— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) October 16, 2013
@mnvikings_cuse "Right now we’re trying to figure that out. That’s why we have practice. Most competitive spot on the team." - JB— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) October 16, 2013
C.J. Fair on facing new competition: a lot of talk about Duke and UNC … just excited to face new teams. #ACCMediaDayOctober 16, 2013
Fair: Freshmen "exceeded my expectations" on Canada trip.— Matt Park (@MattPark1) October 16, 2013
On coming back for sr. year, C.J. Fair: After talking to family, Coming back was best and bettered chances for the next level. #ACCMediaDay— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) October 16, 2013
Fair: "We're going to have some new faces scoring the ball. We're going to be a good team. It's up to me and Baye to lead this team."— Matt Park (@MattPark1) October 16, 2013
CJ Fair on Tyler Ennis: "I thought I had a smooth game. His game is smoother than mine." #ACCMediaDay— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) October 16, 2013
Jim Boeheim is so excited about these interviews!!
Syracuse's CJ Fair just described #ACCMediaDay this way: "It's like a noon game. Up at 7 am and making the rounds." He and BMK are busy here— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) October 16, 2013
@thedevilwolf boeheim said he thinks cj fair should be first team big east. Please count how many times boeheim says big east today— Jim Carlin (@jcarlinduke) October 16, 2013
Notre Dame's Jerian Grant on Syracuse's 2-3 zone: "It’s going to be rough for some of these ACC schools." #ACCMediaDay— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) October 16, 2013
Duke's Tyler Thornton says Duke-Syracuse game at Carrier Dome will be "historic moment."— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) October 16, 2013
"We are going from the greatest to AMAZING!"- FSU Head Coach Leonard Hamilton on the addition of Notre Dame, Pitt & Syracuse to #ACC— LaTonya Sadler (@LaTonyaSadler) October 16, 2013
Shafer said as a basketball fan he is excited to see Syracuse and Jim Boeheim play Duke.— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) October 16, 2013
Duke saying Syracuse guys have to get used to the floor shaking at Cameron? Playing in front of 35K in a Dome should be plenty of prep.....— Ryan McNaughton (@RyanInNiles) October 16, 2013
Syracuse's C.J. Fair on taking ACC tourney to New York. "The environment at the Garden is something you’ll never forget.’’ #ACCmediaday— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) October 16, 2013
Asked CJ Fair (Syracuse) "what's the real Jim Boeheim like?" Answer: "he likes things his way"— Shawn Krest (@KrestDukeTBA) October 16, 2013
CJ: "I'm expecting a lot of excitement between us and Duke, just because of the coaches." 1st & 2nd winningest coaches, to meet at least 2x— Matt Park (@MattPark1) October 16, 2013
It is photo booth time all!
A recap of the morning session via ESPNU
"Jim and I are best friends. But that doesn't mean I know his team." Coach K on Boeheim #ACCMediaDay— Syracuse Basketball (@syrbasketball) October 16, 2013