Let’s have a look at the Syracuse basketball offers to 2023 high-school players at this juncture.
Syracuse basketball has one commit in its 2021 class, the Orange is pursuing a handful of top-flight talents in the 2022 cycle, and the ‘Cuse is also remaining active as far as its 2023 class is concerned.
To date, Syracuse basketball has offered scholarships to a half-dozen players in the 2023 cycle, according to recruiting services and high-school prospects’ social-media accounts.
Of course, since these players are only sophomores, it’s a safe assumption that the Orange will continue to pledge scholarship offers to a range of other 2023 prospects moving forward.
The most recent offer has gotten doled out to Blue Cain, a 6-foot-4 guard who attends Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tenn., and scored a ridiculous 73 points in a game last season, according to reports. Other offers include from South Carolina, Howard and ETSU.
Another ‘Cuse 2023 target is five-star Elijah Fisher, a 6-foot-7 wing out of the Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto, Ontario. Fisher, a top-five player in this cycle according to numerous recruiting services, has a ton of high-major offers.
A few weeks ago, Fisher spoke about some of the teams that he would like to visit when he’s able to, given the recruiting restrictions imposed by the NCAA due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Last summer, Syracuse basketball offered four-star G.G. Jackson, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C. Jackson is a top-30 player in this class. Other offers have come from groups such as Georgetown, South Carolina, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Aden Holloway is an under-rated yet extremely promising point guard in the 2023 cycle. The Orange offered the 6-foot-1 Holloway back in the summer of 2019.
Holloway, who attends the Covenant Day School in Matthews, N.C., is just starting to see his recruiting pick up. Among the teams to have offered him are Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Winthrop.
In late November of 2020, Syracuse basketball coaches pledged an offer to Matas Buzelis, a 6-foot-8 guard from the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Buzelis, given his height and length, would fit in perfectly at the top of the ‘Cuse 2-3 zone. Illinois, Wake Forest and Western Illinois are among the other units to have offered him.
Finally, the Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Gavin Griffiths in October of last year. Griffiths is a 6-foot-7 wing out of the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn.
Griffiths has received several other offers, including from Massachusetts and Siena. He competes on the AAU circuit for Boston-based Team Spartans with four-star center Donovan Clingan, who is a high-priority target of Syracuse basketball in the 2022 class.