2016 Duke Target Tyus Battle to Visit Syracuse & Michigan

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5-star shooting guard Tyus Battle will be a huge piece of the 2016 recruiting class for whichever school he chooses.

The 6’6”, 205-pounder from Edison, N.J., took official visits to Duke and Louisville last month and, according to ZagsBlog.com, he’ll be taking official visits to Syracuse and Michigan later this month.

According to Gary Battle in the report from ZagsBlog, they will visit Michigan this week and then make the short trip up to Syracuse from May 22-24.

Battle is widely viewed as a top priority for Syracuse as the Orange will be transitioning over the next few years with the upcoming retirement of Jim Boeheim and scholarship reductions due to NCAA violations.

Along with Duke, Syracuse, Louisville, and Michigan, Tyus is also reportedly still considering Ohio State, UConn and Notre Dame.

Despite battling an injury that hampered his junior season with his Gill St. Bernard team, Battle is still regarded as one of the top players in the class of 2016 and an elite shooting guard prospect.

He’s ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 4 shooting guard and No. 12 overall player in the 2016 class.

Battle is an explosive scorer with the length and athleticism that give him the potential to be a lock-down defender at the college level.

The Blue Devils currently lead in the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictor to land Battle, and it’s been previously reported that he’s good friends with 5-star point guard Derryck Thornton, who recently committed to Duke and will be joining the team for the upcoming season.

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David Aldridge

David Aldridge

David has been a die hard fan of Duke Basketball since the 1990's, when Coach K and the Blue Devils slapped the floor and made their way into his heart. During his playing days, David perfected his role on his basketball team as being the guy who would hold everyone on the bench back after a teammate would make a clutch shot. He once played N.C. State legend David Thompson in a game of H-O-R-S-E. David won.

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