After just making an official visit to Syracuse University over the past weekend for their game against Duke, seven foot two William Patterson announced his commitment to Jim Boeheim and the Orange on Monday.

A Brooklyn native, the senior center attends The Patrick School in New Jersey and played with the New Heights NYC. Before making his commitment, he racked up offers from a few high major programs. As well to his offer from Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, and TCU had also extended offers to Patterson. He was offered by the Orange back in August following his performance at their elite camp. 

With his great height and length, Patterson is an ideal fit at Syracuse. The three-star senior projects as a player that can make a major impact playing in the middle of Syracuse’s signature 2-3 zone defense. For his size, he moves extremely well roaming the paint. Patterson is an aggressive big man that is just scratching the surface of his potential. He excels as a rim protector and rebounder plus has continued to improve his low post scoring. 

While Syracuse does have a 2024 commitment from guard Elijah Moore, Patterson marks the first commitment in their 2023 recruitment class. This comes after the Orange brought in a six-man class for 2022. Patterson will have an opportunity to fill a major void next season for Syracuse who could be losing current starting center Jesse Edwards.