Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has had tremendous success in the paint, especially as of late, by bolstering his front line with long, athletic and talented big men.
On Monday evening, Chinonso Obokoh became the latest pledge big man to join the Orange program.
On the heels of losing Fab Melo to the NBA Draft, Syracuse returns a plethora of talent down low, once again set on making Boeheim’s infamous 2-3 zone that much more impenetrable.
Rakeem Christmas, Baye Keita and C.J. Fair are all back for the Orange while incoming freshmen DaJuan Coleman and stretch forward Jerami Grant are on campus. The front court rotation runs deep and will once again rank among the best in the Big East.
With Obokoh now on board and expected to be on campus next season, he will likely getting the opportunity to work with some of the aforementioned names. Standing at 6-foot-10, Obokoh is an original native of Rochester, New York where he currently attends Bishop Kearney H.S. (NY).
Following a weekend visit to the Carrier Dome as part of Syracuse’s annual Orange Madness last Friday night, Obokoh rang in his decision shortly after returning home.
“I’ve been there for basketball camps and everything,” Obokoh told Syracuse.com. “But this time I got to see the campus. It was a comfortable feeling. I felt at home.”
The addition marks the second commitment for Boeheim and the Orange from within the class of 2013, as point guard Tyler Ennis pledged in favor of Syracuse back on Aug. 16.
Following the losses of many key contributors from a season ago, Syracuse once again reloads, looking to challenge for conference supremacy in 2012-13.
Obokoh ran with the Albany City Rocks during his time on the AAU circuit.
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