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Monday / July 13.
  • Syracuse Pursuing New Jersey Forwards

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    Having already landed point guard Tyler Ennis from the Garden State, Syracuse is now working to pull a couple of top forwards from Jersey as well.

    Orange head coach Jim Boeheim had an in-home visit Monday with 6-foot-8 Tyler Roberson of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic and then went with assistant Adrian Autry to watch 6-10 Jermaine Lawrence of Pope John on Tuesday.

    “He told me about the program and the school,” Roberson said of Boeheim. “I learned a lot more about the school. He thinks I would fit in great.”

    Asked if he could potentially play alongside Lawrence, Roberson said, “Yes, I think I could play with him.”

    Roberson has now had home visits with SMU, South Carolina and Syracuse. He met with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and his staff on Tuesday night.

    Roberson will take officials to SMU Sept. 27, Syracuse Oct. 5 and Kansas Oct. 12 for “Late Night in the Phog.”

    As for Lawrence, he has kept a low profile after battling various injuries over the summer.

    Yet his ceiling is tremendously high as he can shoot the 3-pointer as well as score in transition and near the basket.

    Cincinnati assistant Darren Savino is expected to watch him work out Friday.

    Lawrence, who will sign late, recently cut his list to seven schools, Cincinnati, Kansas, Kentucky, St. John’s, Syracuse, UCLA and UNLV.

    Syracuse will be back in the Garden State later this week when Autry checks out Ennis and 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe at St. Benedict’s Prep.



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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.