Tyler Roberson cleared by NCAA play in 2013-2014 basketball season

Nobody was sure if the freshman forward would be able to suit up for the Orange this season, but after weeks of speculation, the NCAA allowed Roberson to play, according to multiple reports.

It was a long wait, but the final key piece in the 2013-2014 SU basketball team is finally in place. 

Tyler Roberson, a 6-foot-9-inch forward from Roselle Catholic in New Jersey, will suit up for the Orange in the team's first season in the Atlatic Coast Conference. Multiple sources confirmed this decision, including CBS Sports Network Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein:

SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria confirmed the report. Roberson had actually been taking course at Syracuse University while waiting for his transcript to be cleared, a source told Zagoria

Tyler Ennis, B.J. Johnson, Ron Patterson and Chinonso Obokoh complete the rest of SU's 2013 recruiting class. Roberson averaged 17.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks and led his high school to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title. He was also named New Jersey Player of the Year.

Roberson had been waiting for the NCAA to confirm his transcript met the minimum standards for incoming student-athletes to be eligible to play as a freshman. Sources told Syracuse.com Roberson even took summer classes at Roselle Catholic to raise his grades.

Syracuse begins its season on Nov. 8 against Cornell in the Carrier Dome. 



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