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Five players sign National Letters of Intent to play for the Orange next season

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that Tyler Ennis, B.J. Johnson, Chinonso Obokoh, Ron Patterson, and Tyler Roberson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play for the Orange next season.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/Syracuse University) -- The Syracuse University men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that Tyler Ennis, B.J. Johnson, Chinonso Obokoh, Ron Patterson, and Tyler Roberson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play for the Orange next season.

Syracuse’s five-player class was rated seventh by espn.com, 12th by Scout.com and 22nd by Rivals.com.

Brampton Ontario native Tyler Ennis is a 6-2 point guard for St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersery. Ennis was rated a five-star recruit and the fourth point guard in the Class of 2013 by Scout.com. He was 44th overall, the number seven point guard and worth four stars in the ESPN 100.

B.J. Johnson from Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania is a 6-7 forward. Johnson was tabbed a three-star recruit and 30th shooting forward in the Class of 2013 by Scout.com and received three stars from espn.com.

Bishop Kearney product Obokoh is a 6-10 center. He averaged 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game with the Kings as a junior. He was ranked by Scout.com as the 27th center and a three-star recruit and espn.com gave him three stars. Obokoh – a Nigerian native -- came to the United States in 2010.

Brewster Academy’s Ron Patterson, a 6-3 shooting, earned four stars from espn.com. He is an Indiana native who averaged 18.5 points and six rebounds at Broad Ripple High School. He was originally classified in the Class of 2012 and was ranked 25th among shooting guards by espn.com.

Tyler Roberson is a 6-7 forward at Roselle Catholic, New Jersey. He was the 10th power forward, 27th overall and earned four stars on the ESPN 100. Scout.com rated Roberson 14th among power forwards and a four-star recruit.

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