Found February 28, 2013 on Fox Sports:
From his first time on the floor at Syracuse, junior forward C.J. Fair has always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, snaring rebounds, hitting midrange jumpers, tossing in the occasional 3-pointer, and blocking shots. ''He understands the game. He's in the right places. He knows where he should be,'' coach Jim Boeheim said. ''He's got a very economical game. He's a very efficient player. He knows exactly what he has to do and he gets it done. He gets better all the time.'' Fair has been the steadiest player on the court this season for the Orange (22-6, 10-5 Big East), averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, and shooting 82.1 percent of his free throws. ''Without him, I don't know where we'd be,'' senior guard Brandon Triche said. ''I don't even want to think about it.'' Now, Fair just needs his teammates to join him. After being ranked in the Top 10 for much of the season, S...
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