Syracuse Basketball: SF Kamari Lands sees more offers, to Prolific Prep

Scholarship offers are increasing for Syracuse basketball 2022 four-star target Kamari Lands, who is moving west to a new prep school.

Syracuse basketball 2022 target Kamari Lands, a four-star small forward, is trading one powerhouse prep school with an Orange connection for another one as he prepares for his junior season.

The 6-foot-8 Lands, an extremely athletic and talented wing whom the ‘Cuse offered a scholarship to in mid-June, has elected to leave the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., for Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, Calif., according to Prolific Prep’s Twitter page.

There is some interesting context here. Prolific Prep, for one, is the former prep school of Frank Anselem, an incoming freshman for Syracuse basketball. Anselem is a 6-foot-10 center and four-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Hopefully, Anselem can get in Lands’ ear about following his path from Prolific Prep to the Hill. Prolific Prep, by the way, also has a new head coach in Mark Phelps.

Phelps, per this article, has 23 years on the Division I sideline as a coach, for teams including N.C. State, Arizona State, Drake, Missouri, Marquette and Arizona.

The La Lumiere School, on the other hand, is the relatively new home of Central New York product J.J. Starling, a 2022 four-star point guard who transferred to that prep program from Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

A top-60 guy in this recruiting cycle, the 6-foot-3 Starling has amounted to a high-priority target in the 2022 class for Orange coaches since they offered him about a year ago.

Syracuse basketball will face stiff competition for 2022 four-star small forward Kamari Lands.

Getting back to Lands, one of his more recent offers arrived from Texas Tech, which reached the 2019 NCAA Tournament title game before falling to Virginia.

According to a review of the main recruiting services, he holds offers from Syracuse basketball, Texas Tech, Miami (Ohio) and a trio of Big East Conference crews in DePaul, Marquette and Xavier. Lands also has received interest from Louisville, Indiana and Wisconsin, per his bios on the 247Sports Web site and Rivals.com.

Across the 2022 recruiting cycle on a national scale, he is rated a top-10 small forward. Overall in this class, ESPN.com places Lands at No. 22, followed by the 247Sports Composite at No. 38 and Rivals.com at No. 57.

At Prolific Prep, this prolific scorer (no pun intended) should shine, and the ‘Cuse will find itself in a recruiting battle to secure Lands’ services in two seasons’ time.