Dec 28, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; CBS broadcaster Tim Brando (left) and assistant coaches Adrian Autry (center) and Gerry McNamara (right) talk prior to the game against the Villanova Wildcats at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse defeated Villanova 78-62. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Franklin Howard Picks Syracuse

The Syracuse men’s basketball team received some big news Monday night as the recruiting class of 2015’s Franklin Howard announced his decision to play for the Orange in college during a guest appearance on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

Howard, a 6’5″ combo guard from Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Va, chose the Orange over Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia, Ohio State and North Carolina State. While he naturally plays the shooting guard position, Howard displays a combination of both ball-handling and scoring skills, giving him the ability to play at either guard spot. His height and length for his position (still with over a year to grow) make for a perfect fit in Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone defense.

Howard was recruited mostly by assistant coach Adrian Autry. He is currently ranked 58th in the Rivals 150 2015 Prospect Ranking and joins forward Tyler Lydon and guard Malachi Richardson as Class of 2015 commitments to play for the Orange. Here is a look at Howard’s high school mix tape.


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