Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIARobert Braswell, the 6-foot-8, 178-pound power forward from Blythewood (S.C.), committed to Syracuse over UMass and Oklahoma State on Sunday.
Braswell will help provide some front court depth after the loss of Darius Bazley,who opted for the NBA G League over Syracuse.
“I knew that I wanted to go there after the visit [May 8],” he said. “I like the feeling of it being a home away from home. That’s what I feel like I need because I will be pretty far.”
Braswell is ranked the No. 170 overall prospect and No. 29 power forward in the 2018 Top247.
“He handles the ball well, passes well and rebounds well,” said Blythewood coach Zeke Washington. “He shoots the ball extremely well. The sky’s the limit for Robert. Once he gets a little stronger, there is no telling how great he could be.”
Braswell joins shooting guard Buddy Boeheim and combo guard Jalen Carey in Syracuse’s 2018 class.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.