2001-2002 Syracuse Orangemen
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Coach: Jim Boeheim

Player Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% 3PT 3PA 3P% Ast Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts Ppg Apg Rpg
DeShaun Williams
Jr
G
33
33
1155
185
484
38.2%
85
119
71.4%
71
233
30.5%
135
116
81
35
82
2
129
68
10
526
15.9
4.1
3.5
Kueth Duany
Jr
G/F
36
36
1108
168
370
45.4%
61
97
62.9%
43
126
34.1%
59
191
125
66
90
2
68
54
21
440
12.2
1.6
5.3
Preston Shumpert
Sr
F/G
36
36
1328
256
591
43.3%
144
176
81.8%
88
233
37.8%
83
218
149
69
60
0
92
68
16
744
20.7
2.3
6.1
Hakim Warrick
Fr
F
35
19
609
95
172
55.2%
23
60
38.3%
1
2
50.0%
18
168
98
70
71
1
40
20
22
214
6.1
0.5
4.8
Craig Forth
Fr
C
36
36
780
74
167
44.3%
29
46
63.0%
0
0
---
41
162
89
73
108
4
45
28
65
177
4.9
1.1
4.5
James Thues
So
G
36
18
1127
77
175
44.0%
35
63
55.6%
13
43
30.2%
178
104
82
22
68
1
88
101
11
202
5.6
4.9
2.9
Jeremy McNeil
So
C
30
0
441
46
67
68.7%
9
25
36.0%
0
0
---
3
112
72
40
84
3
23
14
45
101
3.4
0.1
3.7
Josh Pace
Fr
G/F
32
0
388
58
117
49.6%
21
36
58.3%
1
10
10.0%
25
65
37
28
34
1
22
29
4
138
4.3
0.8
2.0
Billy Celuck
Sr
C
21
0
176
17
37
46.0%
6
13
46.2%
0
0
---
6
41
15
26
34
0
17
6
5
40
1.9
0.3
2.0
Ethan Cole
Sr
F
8
2
63
5
15
33.3%
6
8
75.0%
0
1
0.0%
3
15
14
1
0
0
4
2
0
16
2.0
0.4
1.9
Ronneil Herron
Jr
G
13
0
29
1
2
50.0%
3
6
50.0%
0
0
---
1
1
0
1
1
0
4
2
2
5
0.4
0.1
0.1
Andrew Kouwe
So
G
9
0
16
0
5
0.0%
0
0
---
0
3
0.0%
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
2
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Mark Konecny
Fr
F
2
0
5
0
0
---
0
0
---
0
0
---
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Greg Davis
So
DNP
0
0
0
0
0
---
0
0
---
0
0
---
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0.0

The season started out promising with senior sharp shooter Preston Shumpert on fire, carrying the team single handedly at times. When Shumpert wasn't scoring, junior DeShaun Williams was putting in the points. The team won the preseason NIT tournament with impressive wins over DePaul, Michigan State, and Wake Forest, and was 14-2 about half way through the season. They reached as high as #7 in the AP polls in mid-January.

However, after a January 19th loss to Tennessee the team began to fall apart. Personal issues off the court started to affect the play on the court, particularly between Shumpert and Williams, and the team would go 4-9 over the next 13 games including a first round loss in the Big East tournament, dropping their record to 20-11. The team missed out on an NCAA bid, and wound up in the NIT tournament.

Shumpert was hot again in the post season, almost single handedly beating Butler in the second round of the NIT. Freshman Hakim Warrick started to emerge as a strong player with outstanding play in the tournament. The team put together three successful wins to get to the NIT Final Four. There, the season ended with losses to South Carolina and Temple, as Shumpert was the only player to score consistently in both games.

A season that had shown so much promise, had quickly gotten out of hand.

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