Could Syracuse Orange's C.J. Fair Win ACC Player of the Year?

By Trevor Lowry
C.J. Fair
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The Syracuse Orange will be losing some great players in the 2013-14 college basketball season, but one that it will be getting back is C.J. Fair. With that said, could Fair win ACC Player of the Year?

Fair led a very talented Syracuse team in scoring last year, with 14.5 points per game. He also averaged seven rebounds per game, shot 47 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from behind the arc.

If he can keep those shooting percentages up, while putting the ball into the hoop more, there is no reason why he wouldn’t be capable of winning ACC Player of the Year. He will be the go-to guy in the upcoming season and will likely be counted on to score the ball more, with players like Brandon Triche, James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams no longer being part of the team.

As good as Fair is, he will have plenty of competition for being the best player in the ACC. It is the ACC we are talking about, which is a conference that consists of Duke and North Carolina–those two teams tend to have good players on a yearly basis.

Player of the Year or not, Fair and the Syracuse Orange should not skip a beat in the 2013-14 season. This team is one of the best in the country on a yearly basis and just because it is changing conferences does not mean that trend will change.

Whether the case, expect a big season from Fair and the Orange, and expect them to compete for an ACC title in their first season in the conference.

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