High profile basketball recruit Tyler Lydon chooses Syracuse

Tyler Lydon, a 6' 8" forward from Pine Plains, NY will play for the Syracuse University Men's Basketball team for the 2015-16 season. Lydon is the first 2015 commitment for the Orange.

Lydon, a 4-star recruit, tells the Poughkeepsie Journal he likes Syracuse, "Everything about it. It's close to home. The way they play and the coaching staff and everything," he told the paper.

Lydon's Twitter feed is loaded with congratulatory tweets from friends and players.

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