Syracuse Basketball Lands Four-Star Darius Bazley

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim is looking to rebuild the Orange into a powerhouse.

Falling from grace last season, the Orange finished with a  19-15 record and missed the tournament for only the fifth time in the last 2o years. After news that they pulled in one of the top recruits in the country on Monday, they took a decisive step in the right direction.

Four-star small forward Darius Bazley will be making the move out east to New York to play for Coach Boeheim.

The Cincinnati native is the top player in the state of Ohio for the class of 2018, and is the 10th ranked small forward in the country according to 247sports.com.

BREAKING: 4-star SF Darius Bazley has committed to #Syracuse basketball he tells Scout https://t.co/aj8FIrkyfE pic.twitter.com/kB28YmgtGM

— Mike McAllister (@McAllisterScout) July 3, 2017

Bazley becomes only the third player in the top 10 to announce a commitment to one of the schools that are recruiting him.

There were no shortage of institutions who were vying for his services, including home-state powerhouse Ohio State. Bazley had originally committed to playing for the Buckeyes before deciding to reopen his recruitment in 2016.

Other offers included headlining programs like Florida, Indiana and Louisville.

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