Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Syracuse junior C.J. Fair has not yet decided whether or not to enter the NBA Draft.
“He has not announced,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told SNY.tv Tuesday.
Asked if he thought the 6-foot-8 Fair would announce today, Boeheim said, “No, I don’t think so, I don’t think so. We’re going to have to wait and see what happens there.”
Fair was due to have a press conference today, but Boeheim said Fair would postpone it.
“I believe he is,” Boeheim said.
As noted by the Syracuse Post-Standard, David Aldridge of NBA.com reported that Fair had declared for the draft while Evan Williams of BustingBrackets.com reported that Fair had decided to come back to Syracuse for one more year.
Fair may have changed his mind back and forth, but for the moment is in limbo.
He averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds last season as the Orange reached the Final Four.
If he returns Syracuse will have another major weapon heading into the ACC, and current freshman Jerami Grant will complement Fair at the small forward spot.
If he leaves, incoming frosh B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson will have increased roles at small forward behind Grant.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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