Former Rochester (N.Y.) Bishop Kearney center Chinonso Obokoh is transferring out of the Syracuse Orange basketball program, a source informed CuseNation.com. The news was first reported by Donna Ditota of the Syracuse Post-Standard.
Obokoh was thought to have a role for the 2015-16 season, but was relegated to emergency use only after the early parts of the season. The Orange elected to use true freshman Tyler Lydon as a backup center over Obokoh, despite Lydon playing out of position.
Obokoh only had one year of eligibility left anyway, due to the NCAA taking one year away because of classes taken in Africa before coming to the United States. Chino will graduate from Syracuse in May and will be able to play right away under the graduate transfer rules.
He is the second transfer in as many days for Syracuse, as former four-star, Scout 100 point guard Kaleb Joseph made the decision on Tuesday.
Chino was a three-star prospect in the class of 2013. He chose the Orange over offers from Oklahoma, Seton Hall, USC and others.