The good news for Syracuse Orange basketball is the announcement of Tyus Battle’s return to the 315 for his junior campaign. The other good news is that a potential replacement of his has had a pretty good summer showing on the Nike EYBL AAU circuit this summer.
2019 Syracuse commit Brycen Goodine wrapped up in Hampton, VA last weekend and although his BABC team didn’t qualify for Peach Jam, he put up some gaudy numbers. Goodine averaged 20.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists through four games last weekend which were good for third-team honors. Although the team went 3-1, BABC would have had to go 4-0 for a chance to earn a bid to Peach Jam but the team will move on to the Peach Invitational in July.
In four total sessions on the circuit, Goodine has averaged 19.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per contest while shooting 38.6 percent from range and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.
Goodine will have one more year of high school basketball at St. Andrew’s of RI under Mike Hart and he was already named Gatorade Player of the Year in his state last season. He’ll then join what figures to be a deep Syracuse backcourt in 2019-2020, even with the departures of Battle and Frank Howard.