Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by Jazz P, Aug 29, 2012.
At the elite camp. He's a freshman pg who will be playing at gill st bernards
Also a Team Final member and what makes his upside so intriguing is his ball handling abilities at 6'6/6'7. Already has a high IQ for the game with the rock.
Is he older than his class?
Great to hear about Tyus, but the real reason I'm replying is to tell you that I love your avatar.
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Syracuse has offered rising freshman guard Tyus Battle of Gill St. Bernard's, per http://bballspotlight.com
Here goes a spotlight that I did on him.
Writeup from this past weekend' Cancer Research Classic (Wheeling, West Virginia) from ESPN:
"Battle is oh-so-efficient
There’s a big difference between scoring and knowing how to score. Freshman wing Tyus Battle (Edison, N.J./Gill St. Bernard’s) is skilled in the discipline of shooting.
Rarely do you see a senior, much less a freshman, effortlessly knock down skilled jump shots. I’m talking about one-dribble pull-ups where he uses the glass, deep catch-and-shoots and sly midrange shots. For lack of a more appropriate term, he was beautiful to watch.
Battle was the best player and prospect on the floor in a game with a teammate going to Northwestern and a talented DeMatha (Md.) opponent. He finished with a crisp 17 points (7-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 on 3s). SMU and Xavier were here to see him. Good luck, fellas. This guy smells every bit like an elite high-major prospect.
Given all the talent in the gym over two days, Battle’s game was the prettiest to watch and laced with more pure perimeter skill than any other player in the gym. And the kid is a freshman!"
I really like the sound of this guy. Would be a great 2 in our system and a killer at the top of the zone if he shows any intensity on D. And he'll probably be 7'4" by the time he arrives. His handle is impressive.
Anyone willing to handicap our odds of landing him?
Too early to tell as he's only a freshman, but I do believe that we'll be strongly in the mix throughout.
Hopefully Calipari is bored at UK and leaves before this kid blows up bigtime...
Battle will be at SU/Louisville game
He's in the proper class, born 9/23/97. He'll turn 18 in September of his senior year of HS.
looks very smooth
Surprised about the other two guys as I think both Bryant and Jones have a lot to offer. Still, Battle, 6'6 or so with a handle is an impressive prospect. He's going to blow up this year. Still at GSB, Francis?
Mistake on my part with that post I deleted. It was only a prediction for the rosters that I read somewhere and thought it was official but the announcement for the roster will be made tomorrow. Hopefully all 3 make the team tomorrow. Battle is still at GSB but I've heard that he might transfer for next season.
Hopefully to RC!
All good about the other guys, maybe Bryant and Jones still make it.
List chopped to 16 and final 12 will be announced tomorrow. Bryant makes the cut but Battle and Jones didn't. I read that the wings and bigs position are very deep, so these cuts had to be tough for the coaches to make. Herman Harried and GMac are voters for the squad. PG's that made the cut Bryant Crawford and Mustapha Heron, have also had interest from SU.
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