Four-star point guard Jalen Carey announced his commitment to Syracuse with a video released moments ago.
Carey, a native of Harlem, is ranked No. 54 overall in the class of 2018 by 247Sports.
The site ranks him No. 11 among point guards, and No. 4 in the state of New York.
He had been down to Miami, Syracuse, and UConn, but dropped the Hurricanes after the program became implicated in the FBI investigation into an adidas-based pay-for-play scandal. That left the two former Big East rivals, the Orange and Huskies, in a head-to-head recruiting battle, and Carey will head to Central New York to play for Jim Boeheim.
Kansas, Rutgers, and Villanova also cracked the top six that Carey released back in August. He also holds offers from Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas, and others.
With his commitment, Syracuse now has three commitments in the 2018 class. Carey joins five-star small forward Darius Bazley and three-star shooting guard Buddy Boeheim, head coach Jim Boeheim's son.