After Oshae Brissett made his return official, the Syracuse faithful turned their attention back to the anticipated Tyus Battle decision. The sophomore shooting guard is coming off of a dominant year where he brought the Syracuse Orange all the way to the Sweet 16.
After averaging 19.2 points per game, Battle now has a very important decision to make: should he jump to the NBA, or return for one more magical run? The decision won’t be easy, but when it comes down to it, returning is the best thing for the dynamic shooting guard.
Next year’s draft is weak
At the end of the day, money is always a priority when it comes to making this decision. However, that could bode well in favor of Battle returning, as he has a much better chance of getting picked higher in next year’s weak draft.
This year’s draft is talented in the top 10, but it also is deep in terms of its impact guards. Staying another year would allow Battle to improve his game and possibly move his way into the top 10.
Improve his perimeter game
The main knock on Battle’s game is his inconsistent three-point shot, but another off season to work on it could do wonders for him. A full off season to work on your game means a lot in college, and the extra reps will allow Battle to improve his main flaw in a massive way.
The chance to win big
Battle got his first taste of March Madness this year, and he turned that taste into a decent meal. Battle brought this injured Syracuse Basketball team all the way to the Sweet 16, as he made multiple clutch shots to beat some big-time opponents.
Battle was able to bring a depleted Syracuse basketball team with nearly no depth to the Sweet 16, so just imagine what he can do with next year’s influx of talent. With even more spacing next year, Battle has a chance to have an easier time scoring the ball, which is very scary to hear for rival ACC teams. Even though money plays a big deal into things, winning at the collegiate level is something special to all NCAA athletes. The Orange have a chance to do something really special next year, and with Battle involved, it can be a historic season for the Syracuse Orange once again—it’s up to Tyus whether he wants to be a part of it.