Syracuse Strikes Again on Recruiting Trail With 2013 Forward Tyler Roberson

By Matt Josephs

Syracuse has done it again picking up another commitment for the 2013 class in Tyler Roberson.  The forward had offers from Villanova and Kansas whom the Orange beat for a couple of their recruits lately.  Roberson is a 6-foot-7 combo forward who selected the school on ESPNU’s recruiting show.  He picked up a shirt with the Syracuse S on it signifying he was coming to New York.

Roberson explained to the audience that he liked the new direction that they were heading which is towards the ACC next year. He added that Coach Boeheim was a big influence as well being that he’d like to play for him.

He makes five now for the New York school for the 2013 class.  The forward joins B.J. Johnson in the front court along with Chinonso Obokoh, a 6-10 center from Rochester.  The back court is represented by heralded point guard Tyler Ennis and Ron Patterson from New Hampshire.

Paul Biancardi of talked about the haul to saying…”Love everything about the class, but Tyler Roberson (has) versatility by passing, scoring and ball-handling. You put him with Tyler Ennis, you have two guys that are terrific in transition. That’s the way Syracuse scores the ball best. He reminds me of a Syracuse player. He’s long, athletic, best in the open floor. That’s what they recruit. That’s their profile.”

No matter what scouting report you read on the forward, it always mentions that he’s a fantastic rebounder and a great hustler on the court. The loaded Orange, who will lose two walk-ons, Brandon Triche and James Southerland, seem poised to be a challenger to the ACC crown from the start of their time there.


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