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Report: Syracuse To Start 6-Foot-7 Michael Gbinije At Point Guard This Season

The 2-3 zone is a signature part of Jim Boeheim's Syracuse basketball program, and the top of that zone is going to be awfully long this season. CBS Sports college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein is at Syracuse today, and is reporting that fifth-year senior Michael Gbinije, and not incumbent starter Kaleb Joseph, will start at point guard for SU.

">@CBSSports that Michael Gbinije will be Syracuse's starting point guard during the 2015-16 season. Fifth-year senior.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein)

Jim Boeheim told @CBSSports that Michael Gbinije will be Syracuse's starting point guard during the 2015-16 season. Fifth-year senior.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 13, 2015

">October 13, 2015

Gbinije, a 6-foot-7 wing, has primarily played small forward at SU, but has played a bit at both guard positions as well. He had a breakout season in 2014-15, averaging 12.7 points, five rebounds, and 3.6 assists for the Orange. Joseph had an up-and-down freshman season, averaging 5.9 points and shooting just 37.6-percent from the field. With previous reports that 6-foot-9 freshman forward Tyler Lydon, a strong shooter, may play center in some small ball lineups, Syracuse has some very interesting lineups in the works this season.