New Kids on the block, Syracuse still recruiting hard in the ACC

Jim Boeheim and his Syracuse Orange have been one of the power houses in the Big East for a greater part of the last two decades. With countless amounts of faces in the NBA plus a National Championship under their belt, the Orange have had their fair share of success. However, entering the very talented ACC could have proved to be the same animal but a different beast. With teams such as North Carolina and Duke, life in the ACC can have a lot of teams on the outside looking in year after year. Landing five star recruit Chris McCullough out of Florida and Kaleb Joseph out of Massachusetts proved that no matter where the Orange play their basketball at, they will be a constant force that teams will have to compete with both on the court and in recruiting battles. McCullough is a 6'9, 220 lbs power forward that could very well be a lottery pick in whatever NBA draft he decides to come out with. McCullough is compares to a more athletic LaMarcus Aldridge with a touch of current Syracuse player C.J. Fair.  He has the ability to strech the floor and the ability to jump out fo the gym. Once McCullough gets aclimated to the college basketball life style he will be an absolute terror on the court. Skys the limit for this kid. 

McCullough's teammate and future classmate Joseph may not be as highly regarded as the aforementioned McCullough but ESPN has him as one of their top 60 guards in the 2014 class. Joseph will bring a swagger to the Cuse that will be absolutely infectious.  In terms of being strictly athletic Joseph has an explosive first step as well as the ability to throw it down on anyone that would happen to get into his way. Joseph brings a similar game to former Kentucky great and current Washington Wizard John Wall. Joseph has the ability to make reservations at the rim anytimes he wants to because he is just that talented.

Switching conferences can be hard on some schools. Some are never able to regain the type of footing that they thought they were going to have before they switched schools. While it may be only one year and the sample size is small, Syracuse is moving in the right direction so far with the 2014 recruiting class of McCullough and Joseph.