Talented players are always on the radar for Syracuse basketball. The Orange staff may have identified one of their next primary targets. This time, it's Tyus Battle, a point-guard from the 2016 class who can also slide over and play the two. Battle attended the Syracuse elite camp on Wednesday and spoke with CuseNation.com about the experience.
"I went for the Syracuse elite camp," Battle explained. "We did a lot of good skill work. I learned a lot in the drills and got to play against some good competition."
Battle describes himself as a point-guard that can also play the two-guard position. He says he likes to attack the basket, and has a good pull-up jumper. Battle says he looks to both pass and score equally.
While at the camp, the Edison (NJ) product was able to check out some of Syracuse's facilities, including the Melo Center.
"It was really nice," Battle stated. "One of the most advanced facilities I've seen."
The 6-foot-5 inch point-guard said he was able to spend some time with Isaiah Whitehead while at the camp. He also had some interaction with Tyler Ennis. He also had the chance to speak with some of the Syracuse coaches.
"I talked to Coach (Jim) Boeheim and with Coach (Mike) Hopkins," Battle said. "They said I did a good job at the camp and to keep working and I can be a good player."
During his discussions with the Syracuse coaches, Battle was offered a scholarship. He also currently holds offers from Rutgers, Rhode Island, and Miami. He has visited both Rutgers and Seton Hall in addition to his trip to Syracuse. Battle was happy to add Syracuse to his list of offers.
"I was just honored," he recalled. "Being offered by a hall of fame coach, to me is a big deal."
Early on in the process, Battle does not have any favorites right now.
"Not really," he said. "It's just an all new experience for me. I'm wide open and just going through the process."