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06:20  07 december  2017
06:20  07 december  2017 Source:   HERO Sports

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One of the disappointments of the 2016-2017 season for the Syracuse basketball team was the point guard position. Let’ s see what Frank Howard is . We may be surprised. For more Syracuse coverage, Like our Facebook page and follow us @TheJuiceOnline.

And yet, following Syracuse ' s 60-57 win over Georgia Tech Saturday, that was exactly the case for Syracuse backup point guard Frank Howard . Syracuse vs. Kansas: TV/streaming, odds, history & more We meet again, Jayhawks.

Howard posted 15 points in the Orange's loss to Kansas.

If you were unsure what to expect from the Syracuse men's basketball team in 2017-18, you were certainly not alone.

There were two things you could count on from the Orange: (1) Head coach Jim Boeheim would be back for his 432nd season on the bench -- sorry, I meant his 42nd season -- and (2) his team would be using that vaunted 2-3 zone defense that has helped 'Cuse earn a national championship and five Final Four appearances in Boeheim's career.

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While that may not be the most eye popping stat, Howard being demoted to a backup hindered his ability to increase that number. Syracuse Women’ s Basketball Moves to 5-0 with Win over Vanderbilt Point guard Tiana Mangakahia continues her hot start in 84-78 win.

Frank Howard : Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update ). October 2, 2017. RotoWire Fantasy Analysis. The point guard , who started Syracuse ' s first 14 games in 2016-17 before losing his spot to John Gillon, should be in line to move back atop the depth chart during the upcoming

But everything else -- from how successful the Orange would be, to who would be most responsible for that success on the court -- was a question mark.

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A lot changed for Syracuse between last season and this season. Six of the top eight scorers from the 2017 NIT squad are gone, including NBA draft pick Tyler Lydon and All-ACC guard Andrew White III. And for the first time in a couple of decades, Boeheim is coaching without Mike Hopkins by his side. The longtime assistant and one-time (still likely) heir apparent took the head coaching job at Washington. Suddenly, Syracuse's 2016 NCAA Final Four run seems like a generation ago.

With familiar faces like Duke and North Carolina expected to hold their familiar places atop the conference, Syracuse entered this season as a mystery.

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While Tyus Battle scored 25 points and Syracuse got career-highs from Frank Howard (18 points ) and That Syracuse defense appears much better than it did a year ago for several reasons. "Having those twin towers behind us makes all the difference,'' SU junior guard Frank Howard said.

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Eight games into the schedule, the Orange are 7-1, following Tuesday's 72-63 win over UConn at Madison Square Garden. A lot of that success is thanks to junior point guard Frank Howard having a breakout season.

Howard is averaging 14.3 points points, 6.0 assists and 2.2 steals in over 34 minutes per game. As a sophomore, he was playing only 16 minutes a night as a part-time starter with averages of 4.5 points, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals. If college basketball had a Most Improved Player award, Howard would be an early-season front-runner.

How important is Howard to Syracuse? Three times in the team's first eight games, Howard played the full 40 minutes. In one of those nights without rest, he scored a season-high 25 points in a win over Toledo; another time he posted 15 points, 10 assists, seven steals and five rebounds in a win over Maryland.

Boeheim apparently doesn't even take Howard out of the game when he's having a bad game. In the win over UConn, Howard played 39 minutes despite having his worst performance of the season, shooting 1-of-10 from the field and committing nine turnovers.

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Share. Tweet. Share. Share. Email. Comments. Frank Howard came into last season as the most experienced point guard Jim Boeheim had. Andrew White and John Gillon both had more college playing time, but no point guard had more Carrier Dome experience.

In Syracuse's loss to Kansas -- the No. 1 team in the country according to BennettRank -- Howard was one of the Orange's bright spots. He had 15 points and seven assists, and could've put up a double-double if not for a few dropped passes and missed shots by his teammates.

Drawing comparisons from the lineage of Syracuse point guards, Howard is closer to Lazarus Sims or Michael Carter-Williams than he is to Gerry McNamara or Pearl Washington. Howard is big for the position at 6-foot-5. He is more of a passer and playmaker than a scorer and shooter. He excels at penetrating the defense with smooth and efficient moves, then setting up teammates with slick yet simple passes.

Defensively, Howard is solid in the zone scheme and uses quick hands and anticipation to force turnovers. With Howard leading the team (and the conference) in steals, Syracuse ranks fourth in the ACC in points allowed and 46th nationally in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency (according to KenPom).

Syracuse was predicted to finish 10th in the ACC standings in the conference's preseason poll, with not one player making the preseason All-ACC squad. A lot of media outlets had the Orange making a return trip to the NIT in 2018. While it's obviously early in the campaign, Howard, sophomore guard Tyus Battle (20.3 ppg) and freshman forward Oshae Brissett (12.8 points, 9.8 rebounds) are making strong cases for some All-ACC recognition, while 'Cuse overall looks like an NCAA tournament team.

College basketball has no shortage of star point guards. Veterans like Kansas' Devonte' Graham and Villanova's Jalen Brunson, and freshmen phenoms like Oklahoma's Trae Young and Alabama's Collin Sexton are rightfully getting their due and their hype.

Howard may be the nation's most underrated point guard, leading the charge for one of the nation's most underrated teams.

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