Syracuse Basketball: Target Chance Westry to play with LeBron’s son

Chance Westry, a high-priority 2022 target for Syracuse basketball, is transferring to the Sierra Canyon School, where Bronny James plays.

Four-star Chance Westry, a big-time 2022 target for Syracuse basketball, is leaving his Pennsylvania high school for the west coast, where he will join a powerhouse team whose roster includes NBA superstar LeBron James’ son.

Westry, an elite shooting guard listed anywhere from 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-6 by the primary recruiting services, received a scholarship offer from the Orange nearly a year ago and is universally regarded as a top-40 player in the 2022 class.

According to a bevy of media reports, Westry is transferring from Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa., to the Sierra Canyon School in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth, Calif.

Bronny James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James, competes for the Sierra Canyon School. Bronny James is a four-star point guard in the 2023 class who is slotted as No. 24 overall by ESPN.com in this recruiting cycle.

Multiple other highly rated players suit up for the Sierra Canyon School, a squad that finished the novel coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign ranked No. 15 across the country, per MaxPreps.

Westry, a rising junior, landed his ‘Cuse offer in July of 2019, as Orange coaches were among the first to pledge a scholarship offer to him.

Syracuse basketball faces extremely stiff competition to land 2022 four-star prospect Chance Westry.

Presently, Westry has fielded more than 20 offers from a range of high-major crews, according to recruiting services. In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the offers are from Louisville, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Miami.

Other others are from programs such as Memphis, Auburn, Michigan, Georgetown, Florida, Maryland, Providence, St. John’s, DePaul, LSU, Nebraska, Penn State, VCU, Temple, Arkansas and Georgia. Kentucky has also reportedly reached out to Westry, which is not a positive sign for the Orange’s chances.

Here’s some helpful context about Westry from pennlive.com. “Westry was named PennLive’s boys basketball player of the year for the 2019-20 campaign and was named player of the year by the Pa. Sportswriters in Class 3A. He was named to the Pa. Sportswriters’ First-Team All-Star list in both his freshman and sophomore years. In the regular season, he led the Mid-Penn Conference with 24.4 points per game and had multiple 35-point games as he led the Shamrocks to their seventh straight district title. Trinity was in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 3A state tournament before the coronavirus pandemic forced the PIAA to suspend and eventually cancel the tournament.”

Syracuse basketball, to date, has one commit in its 2022 class, five-star point guard Dior Johnson, who has said that he plans to bring more top-flight recruits with him to the Hill.

Johnson, by the way, has transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., where another high-priority 2022 target for the Orange, five-star shooting guard Zion Cruz, is also playing.

For a while now, several recruiting experts on the 247Sports Web site have projected that Westry will ultimately choose the ‘Cuse as his collegiate destination.

Although these types of prognostications are mainly speculation, it’s worth noting that a couple of these analysts recently took their Syracuse prediction for Westry off of the 247Sports Web site.

The Orange still has a solid shot at winning the recruiting sweepstakes for Westry, however, the national interest in him is clearly soaring.

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