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Syracuse Jim Boeheim Says Wiggins, Parker and Others Aren’t NBA Franchise Players

by Mark Gunnels | Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Jim Boeheim doesn't buy into the freshmen hype.

The freshmen class this year in college basketball has been the most publicized group in recent memory. With the likes of Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon just to name a few, it has created enormous hype at the next level.

Many people have speculated that NBA teams are tanking this season in hopes of landing one of these fabolous freshmen. According to Syracuse coaching legend Jim Boeheim, those teams are just wasting their time.

“There’s no player that’s out there on the horizon that’s a Tim Duncan or a LeBron James,” the Hall of Fame Syracuse coach told SNY.tv by phone Thursday. “I’ve seen all these guys play. I think they’re very talented players. They’re not that kind of player. They’re not transcendent players that are gonna make your franchise into a 10-12-15-year winning franchise because you’re there. I don’t see that.”

I don’t think Boeheim would be echoing the same sentiments if he had one of these guys on his team.

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