Jalen Carey, the No. 34 overall recruit for 2018 according to ESPN.com‘s top 100 rankings, has committed to play for Syracuse University.

Looking for a reason to watch Syracuse University basketball this season? Well, now you’ve got it.

Jalen Carey, a four-star recruit, chose the Syracuse Orange over Kansas, Miami, Villanova, UConn and a plethora of other storied Division I programs.

Carey’s announcement came in similar fashion to most top recruits across the country in both basketball and football; through a video.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound shooting guard out of Immaculate Conception joins ninth-ranked Darius Bazley and Buddy Boeheim as the third 2018 commit to Syracuse.

Syracuse hasn’t had this much talent since 2003 when superstar Carmelo Anthony led them to the promised land.

If four-star recruits Matthew Moyer and Oshae Brissett stay with the program in 2018, Syracuse has a serious shot at not just making a deep tournament run but winning it all.

According to 247 Sports, Carey’s recruitment by Syracuse boosts their 2018 recruiting class up to eighth nationally.

While Carey’s announcement was supposed to happen on October 11th, it’s hard to imagine any Syracuse die-hards complaining. Instead, they are just ready to dominate.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.