Sanity prevailed in C.J. Fair’s decision on whether to jump to the NBA.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me. I’m excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season and graduating has also been a goal of mine.”
First off, this gives the Orange a major boost going into next season. The team would’ve been left woefully short of experience and go-to scoring options. But Fair’s return gives the squad a nice bridge from the Final Four edition to a locker room stuffed with transfers and incoming freshman.
Secondly, for Fair this is the prudent move. We discussed it at length here on The Fizz yesterday. With no guarantee to get drafted in the first-round (in fact, almost every pundit projected him to get picked in the second), the risk was just too high. You’re working without a guaranteed contract, and having to constantly fight roster cuts and unknown financial future. He would...