Ouma Sylla, a 6-7, 185-pound junior swingman from Our Savior American in Centereach, New York (Long Island), has gotten off to a great start this season. Sylla led his team to a victory in North Carolina last week by scoring 30 points.
"It was a very competitive event," Sylla said. "It's fun to play against the best players."
Sylla said he is looking forward to this season and it appears Our Savior has a very competitive schedule again this season. "I want to improve my strength," Sylla said. "I am working (in weight room)."
Sylla said he is wide open but he recently called Syracuse to see if the Orangemen are interested in his skills. They are. It's likely that Sylla, who also told us he is also interested in Big East schools St. John's, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Connecticut, and Villanova, will get some serious evaluation time over the next six months.
"I am open," Sylla said. "I am just learning about these schools." We will have much more on Sylla throughout the year here on rivalshoops.com