It seems that no matter the circumstance, the Syracuse Orange are always in the midst of a busy offseason. But this time, it is good news, as the former Pittsburgh commit Bryce Golden has decided which teams will have the best chance to get his services next winter, according to a report from Rivals.
Golden narrowed his choices to four teams on Friday — a list that includes the Syracuse Orange, Butler Bulldogs, Georgetown Hoyas and Illinois Fighting Illini. By knocking the list down to four, he eliminated UConn and Wichita State. Golden decommited from Pittsburgh after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings, and will now look to bring his versatile skillset elsewhere.
Bryce Golden is down to a final four of Syracuse, Butler, Georgetown & Illinois, a source tells Rivals. One-time Pitt commit and a top available frontcourt prospect this spring@IllinoisRivals @ronbailey19 https://t.co/kmmi8JSEMz— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 13, 2018
Golden’s skillset would fit perfectly in coach Jim Boeheim’s system, as his combination of size, shooting, and athleticism is ideal for a big man at Syracuse. With the recent decommitment of Darius Bazley, the Orange are in need of some front court help, and Golden would provide just that.
Golden will be visiting Syracuse this weekend, as the Orange will look to convince the talented big man to join an already impressive roster for next year. Given the fact that Oshae Brissett’s return is now official, Golden could provide the spacing needed for Brissett, or any Syracuse playmaker, to penetrate the lane next year. Also, SU could use some front court help, so Golden would provide some welcome depth, too.
There isn’t a timetable set for Golden’s decision yet, though you’d assume it would be sooner since this academic year’s nearly wrapped up.