Syracuse Basketball: Riley Mulvey eyes possibly playing with Dior Johnson

Syracuse basketball is staying in consistent communication with 2022 three-star center Riley Mulvey.

Over the years, Syracuse basketball has boasted strong connections to the Albany City Rocks, an AAU team whose roster of late has included Orange 2022 target Riley Mulvey, a three-star center, and ‘Cuse 2022 commit Dior Johnson, a five-star point guard.

In a recent interview with 247Sports national recruiting analyst Dushawn London, the 6-foot-11 Mulvey says he could make a list of contenders at some point in the near future, but adds that he’s “probably going to wait a while though.”

A native of Rotterdam, N.Y., Mulvey previously went to the Albany Academy in Albany, N.Y., and is now a junior at the St. Thomas More School, a prep school in Oakdale, Conn.

His recruitment likely has a long way to go, however, London writes that Mulvey is “hearing the most from Iowa, Providence, Penn State, Syracuse, Yale and has spoken to Rutgers recently.”

The Orange offered a scholarship to Mulvey in August. He currently holds offers from eight teams, and they are Syracuse basketball, Albany, Bryant, Iowa, Massachusetts, Penn State, Siena and Yale.

At present, Mulvey has one crystal-ball prediction in the direction of Iowa, and that Big Ten Conference squad, as well as the ‘Cuse and Penn State, are listed as “warm” under his bio on the 247Sports Web site.

Syracuse basketball seems in solid shape with 2022 three-star center Riley Mulvey, but his recruitment is relatively early on.

London’s article notes that Mulvey has checked out the Orange campus and recently held a virtual meeting with the ‘Cuse coaching staff.

“I had a zoom call with coach Boeheim right before school started,” Mulvey said. “I also speak to coach McNamara and coach Autry a bunch. I’m enjoying it. The zoom call was basically him saying hi, talking about the environment of the school, how well I would fit in the zone, and how they play. I think being in the middle of that zone would probably be a great thing for me. I do pretty similar stuff in man to man when I play help defense. I would definitely go visit again. A couple of my teammates actually go to Syracuse like Dior and a couple of other guys looking at Syracuse. I think it would be fun to play with people I played with as a kid at the college level.”

As we’ve detailed on many occasions, Johnson has said that he plans to bring other stellar players with him to the Hill, and multiple Syracuse basketball targets have said in recent media reports that the potential of competing alongside Johnson in Central New York is extremely intriguing to them.

The 247Sports Composite ranks Mulvey at No. 185 overall in the 2022 recruiting cycle, as well as No. 22 at center and No. 2 in the state of New York.

He adds, “The main thing for me will be my relationship with the coaches. Just how involved they are, how much I would know them as coaches, and how they would talk off the court not just during practice. Just enjoying it there with them.”

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