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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Orange Offer 2017 Center Nicholas Richards

Late Wednesday afternoon, Syracuse offered 2017 center Nick Richards of The Patrick School (NJ).

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Late Wednesday afternoon, confirmed that the Syracuse Orange has offered 2017 center Nicholas Richards. The news was first reported by Adam Zagoria of

Coach Autry, who delivered the offer to the 6-10 center, will be his primary recruiter. Richards, 6-10/220, is regarded as a top-25 player in the 2017 class.

The 4-star center told me he'll "maybe visit sometime in my junior year." He also said since it's only his second season playing organized basketball, he didn't think a school like Syracuse would show interest this early. However, now that SU has offered, he does have interest.

Richards is a New Jersey kid. He currently plays for The Patrick School, who has produced talents such as Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Harrington, Chris Carlson writes.

Nicholas is the second 2017 center the Orange have offered. Syracuse offered Mohammed Bamba last month.

He also holds offers from Kansas, UCLA, Seton Hall, Villanova, St. John's, and many more, he tells