Basketball Wiretap

Tyus Battle Commits To Michigan

Jul 13, 2015 1:46 PM

Tyus Battle, ranked No. 27 by ESPN, has committed to Syracuse.

Battle had previously committed to Michigan.

"I wanted to be closer to home," Battle said of his decision to pick Syracuse. "They told me I could be a versatile guard who could have the ball in my hands a lot."

Battle said he chose the Orange over Michigan, Louisville, Virginia, Kentucky and UConn.

Battle reopened his recruitment in June and immediately took an official visit to Syracuse. Battle had also taken official visits to Duke, Michigan and Louisville before his commitment to Michigan.

"Michigan is a great school, and I love the people, the staff and Coach Beilein," Battle said. "But the key was the distance."

 

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello/ESPN

Tags: Tyus Battle, Syracuse Orange, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Jayson Tatum Commits To Duke

Jul 12, 2015 11:15 PM

Jayson Tatum has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis.

Tatum is ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2016.

"I love the way the program is run and I love the way the academics are set up," Tatum said of Duke. "My relationships with the Duke coaches were the best, and they made me a priority. They did the best job of recruiting me and have been at almost all my games, and that means a lot."

A 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Chaminade College Prep in Saint Louis, Tatum is a versatile and efficient perimeter player.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Jayson Tatum, Duke Blue Devils, High School, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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