Syracuse Basketball: Junior Forward Chris McCullough Commits to the Orange

Jon HancockSenior Analyst INovember 5, 2012

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Chris McCullough, a 6'10" junior from Bronx, NY., has committed to Syracuse, according to Alex Kline of

McCullough's commitment comes a day after his friend and teammate at Brewster Academy, Ron Patterson, committed to Syracuse.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim made it a point to watch McCullough several times over the summer.

McCullough recently told Adam Zagoria of about how hard Syracuse has been recruiting him: "That’s one school that came to visit me about five times this year for workouts and they keep in touch with a call or text about once a week."

The talented power forward is considered the best power forward and the sixth-best player in the 2014 class by's Jeff Borzello said of McCullough:

His potential is through the roof, and he has the potential to be a matchup nightmare. He uses his length and athleticism to make plays at both ends of the floor. McCullough can guard multiple positions, and he runs the floor well. Once he gives consistent effort and refines his offensive game, look out.

The 5-star junior picked the Orange over several top Division-I schools including Louisville, St. Johns, Indiana, Arizona and UConn.

McCullough transferred to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire from Salisbury School in Connecticut over the summer. Last year he averaged 13.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and two blocks a game as a sophomore at Salisbury. 

McCullough is Syracuse's first 2014 commit, although they have four very talented commits for the 2013 class led by 5-star point guard Tyler Ennis.

He is also good friends with Lincoln High School junior guard Isaiah Whitehead, who is being recruited by Syracuse as well. Both McCullough and Whitehead played together in middle school and recently played together at the Sharette Dixon Memorial Classic in Brooklyn, NY. last month.