Syracuse Basketball: 2022 target Chance Westry playmaking on display

Syracuse basketball high-priority target Chance Westry, a 2022 four-star guard, shined at a recent event.

The Hoop City Basketball Club recently held its “Hoop City Showcase” in Memphis, Tenn., and Syracuse basketball target Chance Westry proved one of the top stand-outs at the event.

According to an article by scouting analyst Travis Graf that got published on madehoops.com, the 6-foot-5 Westry collected a stellar 33 points to pace all scorers in the contest.

Westry, a four-star guard in the 2022 recruiting cycle and big-time target for the Orange coaching staff, “scored from all three levels and displayed everything from crafty finishes in the paint to knocking down three of eight three-point attempts,” Graf wrote.

Graf adds that Westry got to the free-throw line with consistency by continually putting pressure on his defender. Westry, per Graf, is a “strong playmaker, both for himself and for others,” and he possesses a “very high basketball IQ to go with his elite scoring ability.”

Syracuse basketball high-priority target Chance Westry, a 2022 four-star guard, performed admirably at a recent showcase.

A consensus top-40 player nationally in the 2022 class according to the primary recruiting Web sites, Westry is rated as high as No. 25 overall by the 247Sports Composite.

We recently reported that Westry, a rising junior, decided to transfer from Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa., to the Sierra Canyon School in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth, Calif.

Bronny James, a four-star point guard in the 2023 class who is the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, also suits up for the Sierra Canyon School.

The ‘Cuse offered a scholarship to Westry in July of 2019 and for some time now has amounted to a potential favorite to land him. However, Westry owns more than 20 offers from a range of high-major squads, according to the main recruiting services, so competition for him is quite extensive.

His other offers include from fellow Atlantic Coast Conference members Louisville, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Miami, as well as Memphis, Auburn, Michigan, Georgetown, Florida, Maryland, Providence, St. John’s, DePaul, LSU, Nebraska, Penn State, VCU, Temple, Arkansas and Georgia.

At present, Syracuse basketball has one commit in its 2022 recruiting cycle, and that is from five-star point guard Dior Johnson. The 6-foot-3 Johnson, No. 3 nationally in this class per 247Sports, is a rising junior at the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

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