Syracuse Basketball: PG Rowan Brumbaugh an under-rated gem in 2022

Back in October, we detailed how Syracuse basketball had reportedly reached out to 2022 point guard Rowan Brumbaugh, a Washington, D.C., native who plays at a Massachusetts prep school.

Fast-forward to the present, and Brumbaugh’s recruitment continues to grow on a national scale. I haven’t seen an offer come from the Orange to the Brumbaugh, but I’d love to see the ‘Cuse pursue the 6-foot-3 point guard, who is a junior at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass.

We’ve outlined how the ‘Cuse is already recruiting several point guards in the 2022 class, and it’s certainly feasible that Syracuse basketball will land one of them.

However, nothing is ever a guarantee in the recruiting business, and analysts are raving about the skill-set that Brumbaugh possesses as a floor general.

Recruiting guru Jake Weingarten, the founder of Stockrisers.com, recently conducted an interview with Brumbaugh and also provided some analysis of his game.

Weingarten writes in part on Brumbaugh, “I think the reason why he’s so valued by his coaches and those recruiting him is due to the fact that he sees the court better than many guards do at that level. He has a high-IQ, a capable scorer, excellent court vision, and he’s a teammate that guys want to play with and be around. He prides himself on involving his teammates and making everyone look good.”

Syracuse basketball would make a strong fit for 2022 point guard Rowan Brumbaugh.

To date, Brumbaugh has more than a dozen scholarship offers, according to a review of the primary recruiting services as well as articles on him.

Some of the latest offers have arrived from Wisconsin, one of the best squads in the Big Ten Conference, as well as Big East Conference member Xavier.

Brumbaugh holds other others from teams such as Georgetown, Virginia Tech, George Washington, Richmond, Saint Louis, Bryant, Princeton and Penn. Additionally, Brumbaugh told Weingarten that newer schools to show interest include Butler, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech.

While Brumbaugh isn’t presently ranked by some of the main recruiting Web sites, these national ratings don’t always tell the entire story. Plus, per the New England Recruiting Report, he is No. 4 in Massachusetts and No. 12 in the New England region within the 2022 cycle.

Jamie Shaw, in a piece for Rivals.com, says that “Brumbaugh plays with balance, pace and athleticism with the ball in his hands. He can really shoot the ball from range, both off the dribble and the catch. His length, motor and athleticism also allow him to be a good team defender.”