Tyus Battle leaves the Syracuse basketball team for the NBA draft


Salt Lake City – Tyus Battle will leave Syracuse and take part in the NBA draft, a source close to the junior announced on Friday.

Battle, a 6-foot-6 guard, was due to make his last season with the Orange. Battle registered his name in the draft NBA last year, but decided to return to school.

The battle has led Syracuse to score goals in each of the last two seasons. He averages 17.2 points per game this year.

"(Syracuse) means so much," said Battle on Thursday night. "I think about it every day.As a rookie, I did not know what to expect.My time here was amazing.Huge games.That was a roller coaster. saw everything and it was a great learning experience. "

With his decision to leave, Battle ended his career in 16th on the list of goals scored Syracuse with 1,647 points.

In what was to be his last game with the Orange, Battle scored 16 points in Syracuse's 78-69 loss to Baylor in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night in Salt Lake City.

The battle could be a second-round pick from the NBA or remain unwritten, according to drafts. It is the choice n ° 55 in a model project of The Athletic and not written in the project of model of NBADraft.net


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