The Syracuse Orange have two contests today, and the first one ended in a loss, as 2019 recruit Qudus Wahab committed to the rival Georgetown Hoyas. The 6-foot-10 center from Flint Hill School narrowed down his decision to a final five of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Connecticut, but the chance to man the middle of the 2-3 zone wasn't enough to sway him towards the Orange.
Syracuse already has a formidable class coming in next season, as they have commitments from Brycen Goodine, Joe Girard III, Quincy Guerrier and John Bol Ajak. Given his size, Wahab would have had the potential to be a great fit in coach Jim Boeheim’s system on both ends of the floor. Wahab uses his size and athleticism to exploit mismatches in transition; his bounce lets him play above the rim, and his strong frame allows him to be aggressive on the boards.
Wahab is the 31st ranked center in the class of 2019, according to ESPN, so this is would’ve been a quality grab for Syracuse. With the Boston College game only a few hours away, the Orange will now look to give their fans one win on the day.