Up at Syracuse the Orange aren't wasting any time adding to their recruiting class. Last night they landed local big man Chinoso Obokoh and today they landed Philly area wing B.J. Johnson.
By adding the two three-star prospects, Syracuse is committing to building this class around stud point guard Tyler Ennis while leaving room to add an impact big.
A 6-foot-6 shooter from Ardmore (Pa.) Lower Merion, Johnson is a very intriguing player. He has terrific length, can make jumpers from deep and is a good athlete.
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What he also is, is extremely young for his class and improving at a rapid rate. His summer coach Rob Brown of Team Final has never been one to hype players to Rivals.com, but he's excited about Johnson's potential.
"I love B.J.'s potential," Brown told Rivals.com. "He has as much potential as anyone on our roster. He's still 16 and doesn't turn 17 until December 21st.
"He's just a baby, a colt. Imagine him at 19 years old."
And that's the thing about Johnson, the current status of the Orange roster allows them to take him and bring him along slowly. Essentially, he's a very low-risk and high-reward prospect.
Hailing from nearby Rochester, Obokoh is another low risk, high reward type recruit. At 6-foot-9 he's got good size and a frame that can easily carry more strength. He's already a pretty good rebounder and like Johnson will be able to find his way into the rotation without the pressure to perform right away.
Johnson and Obokoh join the jewel of the Syracuse haul so far, point guard Tyler Ennis the No. 21 player in the country. Still in pursuit of the likes of Tyler Roberson, BeeJay Anya and Jermaine Lawrence, the Orange class has a chance to make a big move into the national team rankings if one of those guys commits.
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