Tyus Battle Named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey

Syracuse signee Tyus Battle was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey

The accolades and hype for five-star Syracuse signee Tyus Battle keep on coming. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey on Thursday.

More from the article on USA TODAY High School Sports:

"He led the Falcons to a 22-6 record and the South Jersey Non-Public A championship game this past season. Battle averaged 19.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game. A former member of the USA Basketball U17 National Team, he was the Somerset County Player of the Year and a Second Team All-State selection as a sophomore."

The release also states that Battle maintains a 3.11 GPA and volunteers at a school for autistic children. 

One local coach had only positive things to say in the article about Battle, noting his all around, dynamic game.

"Battle can do pretty much anything on a basketball court," said Perth Amboy High head coach Edwin Santana. "He's athletic, strong, a great defender. He can score, he can rebound. He can jump through the building and he's a really good passer too."

Battle will join the Orange next season and figures to feature prominently in the rotation. A starting guard spot is a strong possibility. 

Get to know Battle a bit better in his Scout Spotlight at the top of the page.


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