Coveted Class of 2022 basketball prospect Chris Bunch announced his commitment to Syracuse live Thursday on CBS Sports HQ as he picked the Orange over Washington and Rutgers. Bunch is ranked the No. 58 overall player and No. 16 small forward in the class by 247Sports. He is Syracuse's fifth commitment of the 2022 class and the highest rated of the group, which will rise from No. 14 to No. 10 in the 247Sports team rankings after Bunch's commitment.
"I decided Syracuse because I felt like it was the best place for me on and off the court," Bunch said. "Education is a big thing for my mother, so I've been trying to stay on top of that. I think being out there at Syracuse, I get to focus on my education. Also, being with coach G-Mac (Gerry McNamara), Coach Griff (Allen Griffin), Coach Red (Adrian Autry) and Coach (Jim) Boeheim, that was a big thing for me. That's why I chose Syracuse."
Bunch is set to play his senior season for Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, after suiting up for De La Salle High School in Concord, California last season. The lanky 6-foot-7 wing is considered "one of the top perimeter shooters from the wing position in the 2022 class," according to 247Sports.
Here is the full scouting report on Bunch from 247Sports national basketball recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins:
"A smooth big wing at 6-foot-7 who projects as a knock-down three-point shooter at the high major level. Bunch looked most comfortable in catch and shoot situations as he displayed excellent touch when his feet were set. With his length and ability to stretch the floor, he should be a good fit in offensive structure at the next level and has significant upside still left to discover."