Jim Boeheim and his staff have already put together a very good recruiting class for next season. Howard, Richardson, and Lydon should combine forces with this year's pair of talented freshmen (Kaleb Joseph and Chris McCullough) to form a deep, young core following a transitional year in 2014.

But the 2015 Class goes from very good to great with the anticipated addition of Moustapha Diagne. Beating out the likes of Kansas, Florida, and Memphis for Diagne's services speaks to the recruiting muscle SU can flex, as does the strength of the '15 class in general.

I'm disappointed by the apparent lack of interest the Orange have shown in chasing Niagara transfer Anthony Mason to help bridge the gap this upcoming year, but I can't argue with the accumulation of talent the Cuse is putting together for a year from now.