Impressive offer list for Battle

It was an impressive July for Tyus Battle, and it should be no surprise that he is racking up the offers.

When the class of 2016 rankings are released not too many players are going to rank higher than Tyus Battle. The Gladstone (NJ) Gil St. Bernard's standout has been racking up scholarship offers and put up huge numbers with Team Final this spring and summer.

"July went well," said Battle. "I played better and my team won a lot of games."

At 6-foot-5 with nice athleticism, the ability to make shots, and an uncanny way of getting to the rim off the dribble, Battle has been good from day one of his high school career. Now he is working on getting even better and refining his game.

"I have been improving my shooting," said Battle. "I can shoot threes now. Also I have been improving as a leader on the court and defending all game long."

Recruiting wise Battle already has a very impressive offer list.

"I have 13 offers," said Battle. "Indiana, Villanova, Connecticut, Syracuse, Xavier, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Washington, Rhode Island, Vanderbilt, Miami, and SMU."

One of the schools that has recruited Battle the hardest is Indiana. The Hoosiers have put in a lot of work and continue to monitor him closely.

"It is great to have an Indiana offer," said Battle. "They have a rich history and a lot of great players have come out of that school. Also they develop their players well like Victor Oladipo. Oladipo got a lot better, so it is just great to hear from them."

Also the Syracuse Orange have been very active in recruiting Battle, and he continues to be high on Syracuse.

"They have great coaching and their zone defense gives teams a lot of trouble," Battle explained. "I feel I would fit in pretty well in their system. Also it is a great school."

One school that was clearly a presence at Battle's games was Villanova. The Wildcats made sure to be there, and it was something Battle noticed.

"I saw Villanova at my games quite a bit," stated Battle. "It is an honor to have them there, especially since I am so young and not a lot of kids get that attention this early."

For now Battle is in no hurry at all to narrow his list let alone make a decision. The next step is to take some visits and gain as much information as he can about schools. In particular Battle knows that he wants to make unofficial visits to Syracuse and Indiana.


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