Published on September 2, 2015 at 10:29 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse has reportedly offered Class of 2016 four-star recruit Taurean Thompson. The news was first reported by Scout.com.The 6-foot-10 big man is ranked No. 91 in his class and No. 18 at his position, and has offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Oklahoma and Temple among others, according to Scout. He plays for the New Jersey Playaz AAU team and attends Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy. Former Brewster players C.J. Fair, Ron Patterson and Chris McCullough have played for Syracuse.Thompson could add to a roster that’s thin at center. Next year SU will have to rely on senior DaJuan Coleman and junior Chinonso Obokoh after Class of 2015 signee Moustapha Diagne was not cleared in time by the NCAA. In 2016-17, SU will have Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu, who is sitting out this year because of NCAA transfer rules.Matthew Moyer and Tyus Battle have already committed to SU’s Class of 2016 and are ranked No. 75 and No. 24 in the class by Scout. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+
Former Tipp hurler Conor O’ Brien thinks Jason Forde has a great case for getting his one match suspension overturned.Forde was originally handed a two match ban but it was halved on appeal – and the offence lessened to ‘contributing to a melee.’The Silvermines club man’s appeal hearing is expected to be heard early this week, before Tipp’s opening round of the Munster Championship against Cork next weekend. Conor O’ Brien says he hopes Forde will be good to go for Sunday.