New Syracuse basketball target Elijah Fisher is an “athletic slasher”

Syracuse basketball has gotten into the mix for Elijah Fisher, but competition for the elite 2023 player will only continue to intensify.

Syracuse basketball is entering the recruiting fray for stellar 2023 prospect Elijah Fisher, who a season ago proved one of the premier freshmen across all of North America.

The 6-foot-7 shooting guard/small forward, a rising sophomore who attends Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Ontario, if he selected the Orange he would become the latest Canadian stand-out to don a ‘Cuse uniform.

However, Fisher’s recruitment is extremely early on, and he already boasts an impressive cadre of scholarship offers. He disclosed his new offer from Syracuse basketball via his Instagram page.

The Orange’s offer to Fisher also apparently represents the first one doled out by the ‘Cuse in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Syracuse basketball has one commitment each in the 2021 and 2022 classes, and the Orange remains in heavy pursuit of numerous four- and five-star prospects in each of those cycles.

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According to the primary recruiting services, Fisher holds more than a dozen scholarship offers to date, from teams such as Morgan State, Kansas, Southern California, Florida, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Mississippi, Oregon, Seton Hall, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Kentucky.

In late May, Rivals.com national basketball analyst Eric Bossi published a piece entitled, “Class of 2023 eye-catchers,” where he took a look at 10 players from the recruiting cycle who stand out to Bossi to get included once Rivals.com can do its initial ranking of this class.

Fisher is included in the feature, and here’s what Bossi had to say about the new Syracuse basketball target. “A Canadian, Fisher is ahead of the game physically and has already proven he can get it done against older players. He’s an athletic slasher with some ball skills and the ability to create for others. He’ll rebound and do some dirty work too.”

In recent years, star players who hailed from Canada and ended up on the Hill include current sophomore forward Quincy Guerrier, along with former Orange guys like Oshae Brissett, Tyler Ennis and Kris Joseph.

Syracuse basketball has a long way to go to determine how strongly in contention it is for Fisher’s services. Clearly, he is a supreme talent, and ‘Cuse fanatics will go bonkers if Fisher ultimately opts for the Orange.