In 2014-15, Syracuse point man Kaleb Joseph averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 assists over 27.3 minutes per game as the starting point guard for the Orange. This year, however, his role could change.
Per a tweet from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, head coach Jim Boeheim will instead go for length in his 2-3 zone system and start 6-foot-7 winger Michael Gbinije at the point.
Gbinije, a fifth-year senior, has experience playing both guard positions but has seen most of his time at small forward. He broke out last season to the tune of 12.7 points, five rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 46 percent from the field. Gbinije also averaged just under two steals per contest. Starting him over Joseph somewhat makes sense, as Joseph shot just 37 percent from the field and needs to improve his shot selection.
This is not the first time that Boeheim has gone with size at the point, as former NBA Rookie of the Year and current Milwaukee Buck Michael Carter-Williams is 6-foot-6, though his shooting percentages are closer to those of Joseph.
Either way, one thing is certain. Syracuse is going to be an interesting squad to watch in the 2015-16 season.
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