Syracuse Basketball: Orange offers scholarship to 2021 4-star big man

The Syracuse basketball squad remains busy on the recruiting front, extending a scholarship offer to 2021 center Micawber Etienne.

The Syracuse basketball program, which has doled out scholarship offers to a handful of high-school players in recent days, continues to stay active with its recruiting efforts.

The latest offer goes out to Micawber “Mac” Etienne, a four-star center in the class of 2021, who announced this news via his Twitter page.

The 6-foot-10 Etienne is a rising junior who currently attends the Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn., a team that seems to consistently perform quite well throughout the New England area, according to the Suffield Academy Web site.

At this juncture, Etienne is thought of as a top-90 guy across the country in the 2021 class, according to the bevy of primary recruiting services. For one, 247Sports presently slots him at No. 74 overall, while at, Etienne is rated No. 77.

I don’t usually put a lot of emphasis on these subjective rankings, however, securing the services of Etienne, who clearly has a strong low-post skill-set, would prove an awesome get for the ‘Cuse.

In reviewing Etienne’s Twitter account, as well as various recruiting Web sites, it appears that he possesses numerous offers at this time, from groups such as Bryant, Big East Conference member Marquette, Massachusetts, fellow Atlantic Coast Conference foe Pittsburgh, and VCU.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if many more schollie offers head Etienne’s way in the near future. On the AAU circuit, in case you’re wondering, he suits up for the PSA Cardinals, a crew that is based in the Bronx, N.Y.

Given Etienne’s ties to the New England and New York metropolitan regions, it’s not a stretch to think that the Orange may ultimately have a decent shot at landing him. Let’s see if UConn, which as we all know is returning to the Big East, ends up offering Etienne. Then a recruiting battle could really start to heat up between these former league rivals!