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Syracuse basketball makes Class of 2017 forward Sid Wilson’s top 6

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The Brewster Academy product likes SU a lot.

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday evening, Syracuse basketball target Sid Wilson announced his final six schools.

Syracuse, UConn, Florida, Georgia Tech, St. John’s and Texas were among his list.

Earlier in the week, Wilson announced he would be graduating from Brewster Academy earlier than most expected, and he would be eligible to enroll this summer. He left the door open for a potential post-grad year, but won’t hesitate to leave if the right opportunity presents itself.

Syracuse is actively recruiting Jordan Tucker, who is set to make a decision any day now. If SU lands Tucker, it could directly affect Wilson’s thinking. Syracuse would then have Matt Moyer, Oshae Brissett and Tucker all fighting for minutes at small forward.

After next year, though, minutes do open up with Taurean Thompson potentially leaving for the NBA. Even this year’s minutes for these two, potentially three or four, depend on where Thompson plays. If he starts, and plays the majority of his minutes at power forward, there won’t be many minutes available outside of the small forward spot.

If Jim Boeheim gets frustrated with Paschal Chukwu and Bourama Sidibe, we could see Thompson play extended minutes at center, which would open up both forward positions for Moyer, Brissett and potentially Tucker and/or Wilson.

As for Wilson, he needs to work on his strength and size, as he’s just 183 pounds. But his game will seemingly transition well to college. He’s a long, athletic kid who can get inside the paint and to the basket, but can also hit from the perimeter. Despite his lack of strength, he doesn’t have much trouble finishing at the basket.