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Syracuse 2015 Target Thomas Bryant Commits to Indiana

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The Orange's last hope for a major 2015 commitment is officially over and the team is likely to take ten scholarship players into the 2015-2016 season. Now what?

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Oh well...

Not a big surprise considering Bryant said the Indiana Hoosiers were the school that was recruiting him the hardest while he hadn't heard from the Syracuse Orange in weeks. Syracuse commit Malachi Richardson had said he was putting the full court press on Bryant to choose SU but it was probably too little too late.

So, as Michael broke down yet again this week, Syracuse has ten scholarship players headed into the 2015-2016 season. Chris McCullough is gone. B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson are transferring.

So what can Syracuse do? Well, they can bring in a graduate transfer like Dylan Ennis, though they could use more help in the front-court than at the guard spot.

The other option is to start the NCAA scholarship penalty a year early and then work the appeals process to get that four-year reduction down to two or three years (which seems very likely).

The fun never ends, does it?