Syracuse Basketball: 5-star Dior Johnson’s impact already felt in recruiting

5-star guard Dior Johnson is already delivering on his recruiting promise for the Syracuse basketball program. Here are all the details and what it means.

It was a hell of a weekend for the Syracuse basketball team and the entire Orange sports scene in general.

The Syracuse women’s team upset No. 5 Louisville delivering win No. 300 for coach Quentin Hillsman. The Orange lacrosse team got a win. But most importantly Jim Boeheim delivered on and off the court.

Syracuse survived a wild game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday night to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. While off the court, the Orange community was pleasantly surprised to learn that five-star point guard Dior Johnson had committed to the squad.

Johnson becomes the highest-rated recruit Syracuse has landed since Carmelo Anthony back in 2002.

If that wasn’t enough, Dior Johnson promised that he won’t be coming to the Orange alone.

In a column, he wrote for Sports Illustrated, Johnson “guaranteed” more talent is coming:

“I’m already recruiting different guys and best believe I’ll get guys to play with me. Guaranteed!”

Dior was a man of his word because over the weekend it was revealed via Recruit News, that 5-star guard Chance Westry has scheduled an unofficial visit with Syracuse for late February.

Westry will visit the dome when the Orange welcome in North Carolina on February 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Chance is a 6-foot-4 stud from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He’s listed as the No. 28 overall recruit and specifically is the No. 8 shooting guard for the 2022 class, per 247 Sports.

On top of his offer from Syracuse, Westry is also being chased by the likes of Michigan, DePaul, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Florida.

According to the 247 Sports crystal ball, Westry is predicted to choose the Orange when the time comes.

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Dior Johnson isn’t finished yet stating that he’s a “leader” and doesn’t just want to join something, he wants to build something and fully intends on bringing in other players who feel the same way with him to Syracuse.

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