Chinonso Obokoh has ‘no intentions whatsoever’ to transfer, per AAU coach

first_img Related Stories Explaining the Syracuse basketball scholarship situation for the next 2 seasons Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on July 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman With the NCAA’s decision on Syracuse’s appeal pending, the Orange is still at a limit of 10 scholarships per year for four years starting in the 2016-17 season. Currently, barring any early departures for the NBA Draft or another school, SU sits at 10 scholarship players for that season.But recently, former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones, a Class of 2015 power forward who received his release from the Aztecs, tweeted that Syracuse is in his final four and that SU was showing “serious interest.”On top of that, Syracuse is reportedly still watching Tyus Battle, and still has an offer out to Class of 2016 prospect Kevin Huerter. Hypothetically, if one of Jones, Battle and Huerter joined SU, the Orange would be one over the scholarship limit in 2016-17. That is unless A) someone enters the draft early, B) someone transfers or C) Syracuse gets scholarships back in the appeal.This offseason, sophomores B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson transferred, which cleared up two scholarship spots that would’ve been taken since both were likely to stay all four years. The next closest player in terms of playing time to Johnson and Patterson, and one would think the next to transfer if someone did, is rising junior center Chinonso Obokoh. He averaged only .8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per contest.But according to the coach of Obokoh’s former AAU team, Albany City Rocks’ Jim Hart, Obokoh has “no intentions whatsoever” to transfer. Therefore, if Syracuse scoops one or two of Jones, Battle or Huerter before the NCAA releases their ruling on the appeal, then the Orange would need to get one or two scholarships back in that appeal if no other scholarships were freed up by that time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

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