That's my prediction for the starting lineup also. I think Mintz is almost certainly the starter. His biggest concern during recruiting was playing time, that's why he committed to Pitt and was looking closely at DePaul. I don't think he was guaranteed the starting position but he was probably told he can win it. I think he's a made man. Boeheim has his favorites, and it's the guys he can rely on to score in the teens every game. I think he sees Judah that way and he will give him a long rope as a freshman. And I don't know where people get the idea Boeheim doesn't play freshmen, he's had plenty of freshman starters. Boeheim also likes scoring point guards and Symir doesn't give him that. We'll need it with no reliable big scorer at either forward spot. Need three scorers in the lineup.Mintz will be PG1
Torrence might start to begin the year but he's honestly a good 6 man and his passing is a great boost off the bench. He plays kinda like how Rajon Rondo plays nowadays. I just think Mintz will be such a complement to Joe and he will set up Joe so well that I'd be suprised if Joes doesn't avg close to 20 a game just because of how well he'll be set up!
Taylor vs Bunch at the small forward is a lot more up in the air. It will probably be decided this summer and in early season games. But I think Boeheim always saw Taylor as a freshman starter in place of Buddy and he might still see him as a starter but at forward. Whoever starts, they should both see lots of time. Maybe they end up splitting forty minutes. Taylor could also get a few minutes at the two, it's either him or Judah as Joe's backup.