Syracuse adds four-star forward in Class of 2016


Syracuse added a late piece to its Class of 2016 recruiting efforts on Friday as four-star forward Taurean Thompson will play for the Orange. The story was first reported by Mike Waters of

An active forward who hits the glass and provides a lot of energy, the 6-foot-9 Thompson is regarded as the No. 84 overall prospect in the Rivals national rankings. He’s a great late pickup because he can at least provide some early minutes in the Syracuse front court and gives the team¬†additional depth.

Thompson spent this past season at Brewster Academy as he joins four-star guard Tyus Battle and four-star forward Matthew Moyer in the Syracuse class. The trio gives the Orange a solid group of players to build with the next few years.