Syracuse Scores Third 2010 Commitment

Jim Boeheim and his staff at Syrcause secured another 2010 commitment. This time they invaded Virginia to grab an unknown big man.

The Syracuse Orangemen recently scored their third commitment of the 2010 class. The new member is Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill product and Senegal native Baye Moussa Kieta.

Kieta made his way to the United States earlier in the year and seemingly was set to go to Syracuse from the get go.

"They came down the very first week, coach [Jim] Boeheim and coach [Rob] Murphy," Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said. "He had actually played in the Jordan international game before April and that's kind of where everybody saw him. It kind of started from there. He didn't really entertain any other schools."

According to Smith, his 6-foot-10 forward is ahead, at this stage, of majority of the foreigners that have played at Oak Hill.

"He's going to be very, very good," Smith said. "Right now he's more of a shot blocker and a rebounder, but the offense is coming. He shoots it pretty well out to 15-feet. He doesn't have the strong post game that I think he'll have a year from now."

Joining Kieta is a pair of pledges – 6-foot-2 guard Dion Waiters and 6-foot-8 forward C.J. Fair.


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