May 15, 2018 07:58 PM
Head coach Jim Boeheim has announced that Robert Braswell from Blythewood High School (S.C.) has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to enroll and play basketball at Syracuse.
Braswell, a 6-9 forward, joins Brewster Academy (N.H.) product Buddy Boeheim and Jalen Carey from Immaculate Conception High School in Syracuse's 2018 recruiting class.
Braswell, who was born in Florida, entered Blythewood High School in 2015 after his mother, Akua Clark, was reassigned by the U.S. Navy from Germany to Norfolk, Va.
Blythewood reached the South Carolina Class 5A state championship game in 2017 and advanced to the state semifinals this past season. After averaging 11 points and six rebounds as a junior, he upped his numbers to 16 points and eight boards in his senior campaign. The Bengals were 24-3 in 2017-18. Braswell played for Coach Zeke Washington at Blythewood.
A standout track and field performer at Blythewood, Braswell won the 2017 and 2018 Class 5A high jump title. His most recent victory state championship came after a leap of 6-10.
Braswell was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247sports.com.
Syracuse is coming off a 23-14 season which was capped by a trip to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
The National Letter-of-Intent program was started in 1964. Administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), the program was designed with prospective student-athletes in mind. A signed letter-of-intent indicates a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year. Institutions agree to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year to the student-athlete, provided the student-athlete is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules.
Created: May 15, 2018 07:58 PM
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