New Syracuse basketball target Blue Cain scored 70-plus points in game

New Syracuse basketball 2023 target Blue Cain is only a sophomore in high school, and he’s already put up some ridiculous numbers.

The 6-foot-4 guard, who attends Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tenn., “scored 73 points in a game last season,” according to an article from That’s mighty impressive.

Cain, who competes for Knoxville-based B. Maze Elite on the AAU circuit, recently disclosed his scholarship offer from the Orange via his Twitter page.

Per his bio on the Verbal Commits Web site, at this juncture, Cain’s other offers are from South Carolina, Howard and ETSU. Given some of the highlights that I’ve perused on him online, I’d expect his offer sheet to continue expanding, and on a national scale.

Matthew Gutierrez, who covers the ‘Cuse for The Athletic, wrote in a tweet that Cain has garnered interest from a handful of other high-major squads, such as former Big East Conference rival Georgetown, Tennessee, Iowa State, Florida and Seton Hall.

Syracuse basketball has entered the recruiting fray for 2023 guard Blue Cain.

Some of the primary recruiting services don’t presently have Cain in their national rankings, but that’s surely going to change. Last month, according to scouting service Endless Motor Sports, Cain scored 19 points in his team’s loss to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., which is one of the top prep-school squads to date in the current term.

Against the IMG Academy, he connected on four shots from beyond the arc. Endless Motor Sports said about Cain, in part, that he’s a “no-brainer high major prospect that is one to track moving forward.”

It’s really encouraging that the Orange coaching staff is getting in early with Cain, although his recruitment has a long way to go, and many more stellar offers are going to arrive for him.

With Cain’s scholarship offer, Syracuse basketball has now doled out a half-dozen offers in the 2023 class. The other five offers have gone to five-star wing Elijah Fisher at the Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Ontario, four-star power forward G.G. Jackson from Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C., point guard Aden Holloway with the Covenant Day School in Matthews, N.C., guard Matas Buzelis from the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., and wing Gavin Griffiths out of the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn.