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SU Basketball Recruiting: Tyus Battle Talks Syracuse Visit & More

Tyus Battle talked publicly for the first time since his recent decommitment from Michigan, and his official visit to Syracuse.

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For the first time since decommitting from the University of Michigan, Tyus Battle talked about his recruitment, visiting Syracuse and returning to the court.

Battle spoke with Evan Daniels of over the weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy.

"My whole family just wanted to look at other schools and other options," Battle told Daniels. "I still really like Michigan a lot. I'm just looking at schools and other options."

Ten days ago today, Battle reopened his recruitment and officially visited Syracuse. "It was good," Battle said about the visit. "I like Syracuse a lot. They have a great staff and coaches. I like Syracuse."

The Orange have a slight advantage when it comes to proximity to home, which seems to be an important factor for the Battle family. "It's probably the closest to home," Tyus explained. "It's like three hours away. They have a good team. I like Syracuse."

On whether the 5-star guard will take another official visit, "Everything is open. I'm not sure. I'm going to talk to my parents and decide from there."

Tyus returned from a foot injury this weekend, which will be his first time playing competitively in 'a while.'

Over the weekend, Syracuse received a commitment from 7-foot-2 transfer center Paschal Chukwu. The former Providence Friar will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season.

Despite Chukwu putting the Orange at 10 total scholarship for the 2016-17 season, if Tyus Battle decides Syracuse is the school for him, the coaching staff will make room. He remains a priority.

Syracuse University also named long-time assistant coach Mike Hopkins as the next head coach of the Syracuse Orange men's basketball program. Hopkins will take over for Coach Boeheim following the 2017-18 season.