Family Ties: Top 30 Foward Tyler Roberson Will Visit Syracuse Next Weekend

The highly sought after senior will look at SMU, SU and Kansas in successive weeks, hitting the Hill on Family Weekend.

Not many recruits are as family oriented as Tyler Roberson. The 2013 combo forward is boasted by the strong love from his parents, Carla and Edmon, as well as his siblings. So it makes perfect sense they picked a week from Saturday to visit Syracuse – Family Weekend.

The Roselle Catholic (NJ) product also plays for the New Jersey Roadrunners AAU team and will take his trip to CNY on October 5th as he looks to find the right school.

There’s strong competition for the Orange, as Kentucky and Kanas have both offered as well. So has SMU, Villanova, and Rutgers. A consensus top-30 senior, Roberson used his first official visit Larry Brown at SMU this coming weekend and is scheduled to use his third official visit to Lawrence and KU the weekend after his Syracuse trip.

While some believe Roberson doesn’t have a true position at the forward spot yet, Syracuse is the school that really fits the type of player he is. At 6-foot-8, 210 pounds, Roberson would ultimately be turned into a small forward for the Orange. He can also play in the post and has a lot of versatility to him as well since he can run the floor and handle the ball. While they were different types of players than him in high school, a source close to the Roberson family told The Fizz that Syracuse is in the mix because of their history of developing wing forwards into NBA players. Kris Joseph, Donte Green and Wesley Johnson are all names that pop up as players who Roberson would have a similar role and body to at SU.

As these six schools have all had in-home visits with the Roberson family, a crucial part of this recruitment came last week when Kentucky coach John Calipari followed up a Roberson workout with an in-home visit that resulted in a scholarship offer being tossed his way. As comfort will be a major factor in his recruitment, don’t expect the Roselle Catholic (NJ) talent to bite at the offer simply because it’s Kentucky. In fact, he may even stay local with Rutgers and Villanova as major options.

As for future implications, one would expect a college decision to be made before his senior season of hoops starts in mid-November. As the process has heated up, and at times gotten a bit hectic, it should end within the next month and a half.

Posted: Alex Kline

13 Comments on this Post

  1. Time for Midnight Madness to do its trick!

  2. Ooops, Midnight Madness is two weeks away

  3. A bball story no way! 😛 I knew about Roberson. How about some info on:
    James Young
    Noah Vonleh
    Wayne Selden
    Jermaine Lawrence
    Ishmail Wainright
    BeeJay Anya

    What is the scholarship situation? Is the staff assuming that MCW, Rak, DC and fair wont be back? We will be thin in the back court is young the #1 target? or do we bring in selden as well? Any list yet of who will be at madness? Seems we cooled on vonleh over the summer. We still in contact or is he a UNC lean? I’ve seen St.john’s linked a lot to wainright and lawrence. Is wainright the backup plan if we dont get roberson? Just some questions.

  4. Russell MacEachern

    Carlton,how did I know Id find you here? were right on top of the Vonleh “reclass”!!they were talking about it on espin recruiting 2day!!

  5. Russell MacEachern

    Whats up with the recruiting rebirth of St Johns?They could’nt catch a NYC fly for 3/4 yrs??

  6. Su will have 4 more schollys if no one goes pro early but it’s also likely that they could lose 3 to 4 players to the nba. Think su is in really good shape with seldon but if young commits to su first then don’t think he’ll commit. Think su is in good shape with young but he’s always favored uk, su is defn in his top 2 tho and I heard he has been getting a little impatient with uk putting all there efforts on the Harrison twins. Think about this, if the twins choose uk he would be a back up 2 man and also the twins have a major ball hog reputation, if they choose uk I think su will land young (he recently said his style of play fits best with su n uk) also think Lawrence is in great shape with su but is going to wait till the end of the season to see who commits and if fair is likely to go pro. Vonleh is pretty much wide open at this point. Think su will land either seldon or young not both, Lawrence or Roberson could be both because each can play 3 or 4 and fair/Christmas likely to leave early, and Anya. Already having ennis and gbinije think this will be a great class next year

  7. Also Carlton wainwright drop su a while ago sometime this summer

  8. tom johnson

    all those guys are not leaving school next year. Triche, Dirty and maybe one more, that’s it and we get three max in 2013

  9. @Kevin, I thought BT and Southerland where the only two sr’s on the team? I really think fair and MCW are locks to go pro after this season. Some are saying rak is in for a greater break out yr then MCW. I saw on twitter today that it was down to SU and UK for young. Few ppl said that his brother had said he was going to the orange. If i was young I wouldnt wait for the twins. SU wants you, ur a top 10 player and our 1st choice. Just sign! Sorry we dont have WWW available to funnel $$ to u but its only 1yr then you will be a star in the NBA.

  10. Carla Roberson

    Awesome article!

  11. Carlton

    An follow up on how it went? His thoughts of the school?

  12. OrangeBoi

    From what I’m hearing out here in Jersey, he is a huge RU lean(throwing everthing i ate last nite up)

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