Tyus Battle has scored 1,425 points in his Syracuse Orange basketball career up to this point. That leads all other active players in the Atlantic Coast Conference for most points scored in the league. He’s also scored at least 20 points in 29 games throughout his career in orange.
The 6-foot-5 junior guard is averaging 18.2 points per game this season. Primarily a shooting guard, Battle has played some point this year too and he said last week at Duke that he’s comfortable at both positions. While his per game average is slightly down from 19.2 points per game a year ago, he’s shooting two less shots per game and his field goal percentage is 45.7 percent, up from 39.9 percent in his sophomore campaign.
Coming off a pair of solid performances that led to wins last week include a 32 point outing at Duke and a 22 point showing against Pittsburgh, Battle was named Andy Katz’s player of the week.
Battle is 30th in scoring at Syracuse all-time with his 1,425 points, just passing Otis Hill on Saturday. This week he’ll pass Trevor Cooney and Bill Smith if his averages hold up.
Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer remains Lawrence Moten who scored 2.334 points from 1992-95. Only six players at Syracuse have broken into the 2,000 points club. They are Derrick Coleman (2,142), John Wallace (2,119), Gerry McNamara (2,099), Hakim Warrick (2,073) and Sherman Douglas (2,060).
If Battle decides to stay for his senior season and continues scoring at his current clip, he’ll have a chance to leave as Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer.
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