The commitment of 2016 five-star shooting guard Tyus Battle¬†to Michigan in the fall of 2016 is tough for Syracuse.
But here’s why it’s not it may not be as bad as it first looked:
- Shooting guard is not the Orange‚Äôs biggest need. SU just¬†hopes that Malachi Richardson stays more than a¬†year. If he does, it is highly unlikely Battle would start as a freshman. Maybe this¬†was oneof the factors that made him commit elsewhere?
- The Orange need another point guard and have scholarship limitations. Another PG would¬†take pressure off of Kaleb Joseph. Michael Gbinije is sure to play time at the one, but will be graduating. While improvement should¬†be expected for Joseph, he probably won’t become a Tyler Ennis-type, 40 minute a game point guard.
- Point guard¬†Alterique Gilbert could be the perfect solution. He provides that depth at in the back court and has SU high on his list.
The commitment of Battle to Michigan hurts¬†but the Orange can recover.
Posted: Logan Grossman¬†