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Syracuse Basketball: Cole Swider Announces Commitment

Sometimes you wish you were still waiting.

Until today, Syracuse Basketball has been waiting on Cole Swider from the Class of 2018 to make his decision on which school to play basketball for.

As of 3:30 p.m., the wait is over. In Sage Gym of St. Andrews School in Barrington, Rhode Island, Syracuse University received disappointing news.

The 6-foot-7-inch tall Small Forward selected Villanova as his new home.

On June 18, Swider announced his top four colleges: Syracuse, Duke, Xavier and Villanova. The first three had a scheduled visit over the weeks since then. At the time, Villanova was TBD.

Now, Villanova welcomes a four-star player into its 2018 recruiting class, according to The site adds that Swider is the best prospect in his state and 25th at his position. He ranks as the 92nd overall prospect in the country.

Is this a big blow to Syracuse? Yes.

Does this mean the Orange is out of options now? No.

Just for now, SU has to keep the ball rolling.

Published: David Edelstein

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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