Most observers figured Syracuse would suffer without Jonny Flynn, Paul Harris and Eric Devendorf, but the Orange are ranked No. 7 at 8-0 and even picked up a first-place vote in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Flynn, now the starting point guard with the Minnesota Timberwolves, said he knew Syracuse would be just as good if not better than last season.
“When people said that they wouldn’t be good without me, Paul and Eric the players who are still there took that as a knock on them like they aren’t good enough,’’ Flynn said. “They went into the gym over the summer and worked hard and they came into the season with a big nugget on their shoulders. That’s why they’re playing well right now.’’
Flynn said he follows the team as much as he can.
“I bleed Orange, so you know I’ve been following the ‘Cuse,’’ he said.
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