Over the weekend, Syracuse landed a commitment from Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy fifth year senior Ron Patterson.
Monday, the Orange struck again at Brewster and landed a five-star prospect.
In a bit of a surprise move -- the timing, not as much the destination -- 6-foot-9 junior Chris McCullough committed to Syracuse on Monday afternoon.
The decision by the No. 9 player in the 2014 Rivals150 caught his head coach, Jason Smith, at Brewster a little off guard.
"I know that they had been up to see Chris quite a bit in the fall and that's how they found Ron," Smith told Rivals.com. "He's always liked them but I didn't anticipate him making the decision so quick.
"As long as he cleared everything with his family and people back home then it's great."
A big-time athlete who is long and lean, McCullough fits into the mold of today's new age hybrid/combo forward. He'll likely play as a mobile and skilled four in college, but long term he's the type of quick and lengthy athlete who could transition to the wing.
"He has a world of talent and upside," said Smith. "We just started practice here on Saturday but from watching him in open gym this fall I've been impressed with how well he passes the ball.
"Most kids say they are a position down from where they really are. Fives think they are fours and fours think they are threes and so on. I think he's a face-up four right now who has the ability to make that transition to the three down the road. I really feel that."
A native of New York City who runs with Team Scan in the spring and summer, McCullough is Syracuse's first commitment from the class of 2014.
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