Marek Dolezaj, a Class of 2017 forward out of Slovakia, has committed to the Syracuse Orange, as he revealed to Scout.com on Tuesday. Scouting service Europhopes originally tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon. TNIAAM also confirmed the news with a source mid-day Monday.
2017 forward Marek Dolezaj ('98) from Slovakia has committed to Syracuse. Only school he visited— Eurohopes (@Eurohopes) May 21, 2017
Dolezaj, a 6-foot-9 forward, is extremely versatile. He can shoot it from 3, consistently it mid-range jumpers and get to the basket. He’s long, which will fit well in Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone.
From a position standpoint, Dolezaj has told Evan Daniels in the past that he can play the two or three, and can change his game for whatever is asked of him.
Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Georgia Tech and Florida were the programs that were reportedly showing interest.
Syracuse was the only school Dolezaj visited, which happened a few weeks ago.
The Orange have periodically shown interest in foreign prospects with the last one being Omer Yurtseven, who ended up at NC State last season.
Syracuse’s interest in Marek was made public by Evan Daniels back in February.
SU now has one scholarship remaining for next season after the late additions of Dolezaj and Elijah Hughes.