Khalif Battle, the younger brother of Syracuse Sophomore Tyus Battle, was offered a scholarship from SU on Monday. Will the Battle Brothers once again play in the same building?
Two seasons ago, then five-star recruit and now Syracuse standout Tyus Battle was able to play his senior season of high school basketball with his younger brother Khalif.
Yesterday, Syracuse offered the class of 2019 combo guard a scholarship.
Tyus Battle has emerged into one of the ACC’s best players last season, and the chances of him returning in a year from now for his Junior season are extremely unlikely.
The Battle brothers played together for the St. Joseph Falcons, and may end up sharing the same alma mater as well.
Khalif is entering his Junior year of high school, yet is already 6-foot-4.
While most expect Khalif to follow in his brother’s footsteps, there are other intriguing offers on the table.
Former Syracuse basketball assistant coach and current head coach of the Washington Huskies, Mike Hopkins, also offered a scholarship for Battle. Hopkins was the main recruiter for the Orange during his lengthy stint with the team.
Whatever decision Khalif Battle makes is a good one. The kid can flat out ball and should exceed his brother’s already dominant impact on college hoops. It will be interesting to see whether or not Khalif Battle chooses the same recruiter as Tyus, or the same team as Tyus.