McCullough Preparing for Syracuse Career

Chris McCullough made his commitment earlier than most in the 2014 class. That has allowed him to focus on improving his game. He spoke to CuseNation.com about his season at Brewster Academy, whether or not other schools have backed off, and more.

Chris McCullough is one of the best players in the 2014 class. His commitment to Syracuse came earlier than expected. However, that has allowed him to focus on his junior season.

"We are like 12-4 and starting to pick it up now," McCullough explained. "We are doing good. We just won our last game by 40. I think I'm doing pretty good too. I want to continue to improve my overall game. I'm not happy with my game yet."

The 5-star forward is not the only Syracuse commit on the Brewster Academy roster. 2013 guard Ron Patterson is also contributing to their early season success.

"Playing with Ron is good," McCullough admitted. "I like playing with him in the open court. We are good friends so it makes it better. We have good chemistry on the court and it's only going to get better in college."

Being one of the most talented prospects in the country, his commitment has not stopped other schools from recruiting him. However, McCullough remains committed to the Orange.

"I still hear from schools," he said. "N.C. State, Kansas, and Wake Forest mostly. I don't talk to them they just send me a lot of mail. But I'm not willing to listen to other schools at all."

The 6-foot-9 prospect is keeping tabs on his future team. He watches the games from a different perspective than fans.

"Yeah I follow them," McCullough said. "I watch every game they play. I'm just trying to study the plays and stuff they run to be better prepared when I get there. If they just keep playing the way they can and get more rebounds, they can make a deep run."

McCullough added that he hears from the Syracuse staff on at least a weekly basis.


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