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Syracuse Basketball Recruits, B.J. Johnson, Tyler Roberson, Ron Patterson, Play In Mary Kline Classic


Syracuse Orange basketball recruits B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson each scored in double figures Sunday at the Mary Kline Classic showcase at Philadelphia University.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward, netted 20 points, while Roberson, 6-8 forward, tallied 16 in their team's 116-112 loss. Guard Ron Patterson (6-3) was also at the event scoring seven first-half points and apparently nearly killed himself after a two-handed dunk that featured him landing on his neck. Head coach Scott Shafer would approve his #hardnosedness for surviving the fall.

For Johnson, this was his final prep-level game before he comes to campus and starts classes in July. As for all three of them, this was the first time they had a chance to meet each other and get to know each one a little bit.'s Mike Waters put together a nice video of the three after the game.

Here's a brief snippet on how each player did, according to Waters.

Johnson continued to show off his scoring ability in the second half, scoring 11 points after halftime. His nicest move came on a swooping finger-roll down the lane.

Roberson displayed a soft shooting touch, knocking down face-up jumpers and a pair of nifty baseline turnarounds.

Patterson's night was cut short after his fall from the rim. He played both guard positions, but seemed much more at ease off the ball. He did drain a 3-pointer from the top of the key and converted on a lob-dunk early in the game.

The game did not feature two other Syracuse recruits from the Class of 2013 -- point guard Tyler Ennis and center Chinonso Obokoh. All five are expected to be at SU for the start of the second summer session.