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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: 2017 Center Mohammed Bamba Offered

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After an impressive weekend, Syracuse has offered 2017 5-star center Mohammed Bamba a scholarship.

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Two days after the first evaluation period had ended, the Syracuse Orange staff is beginning to make major moves. Yesterday, the Orange offered 2017 5-star center Mohammed Bamba.

The 6-11 center had a busy weekend, adding offers from Syracuse, Kansas, Arizona, Florida State, and UConn. Bamba also holds offers from Maryland, Penn State, Rice, Seton Hall, Temple, Texas, Villanova, and Yale.

Villanova's head coach Jay Wright has made Bamba a top priority, per VUHoops.

Mohammed attends Westtown School in Pennsylvania, and plays AAU ball for the PSA Cardinals.

Trevon Duval and Jordan Tucker, top 2017 targets, have also received an offer from Syracuse, but Bamba is the first big man the staff has rewarded with an offer.

In 2017, the only projected big men that Syracuse will have on the roster are incoming freshman Moustapha Diagne and Tyler Lydon. Both will be juniors in 2017, unless one (or both) redshirt.

If Bamba were to choose Syracuse, not only would he receive immediate playing time, he would be the only true center on the roster. The 2017-18 season is scheduled to be Jim Boeheim's final season as head coach, and Bamba could be a major contributor to something special.